A SUPERB late goal from Matt Wood gave Oxford Hawks a hard-earned 3-2 victory away to London Edwardians.

The result means that Hawks are placed third at the half-way stage of the South League Premier Division 1 campaign, just five points behind leaders Bromley & Beckenham.

The visitors were grateful to resolute keeper Chris Price in a goalless first half, where Ted Bennett and Tom Godding wasted golden chances at the other end.

Hawks twice took the lead in the second half through two penalty corner strikes from leading scorer Jack Biggs, but defensive mistakes allowed Edwardians to equalise

Wood struck the winner with ten minutes left, exchanging passes with Bennett before finishing deftly from a tight angle.

Oxford Hawks 2nd went top of Regional Division 1 with a resounding 10-0 victory over PHC Chiswick.

Dan Andrews, Matt James and James Ward all scored twice, while other goals came from Felix Baumann, Dom Bennett, Jack Knight and Charlie Stoker.

Oxford closed to within four points of the leaders with 1-0 victory winless Wallingford thanks to Dan Bleach’s 11th goal of the season 15 minutes from time.

Bicester recorded a 3-1 win against a skilful Ramgharia side to stay third at the halfway stage of the Middlesex, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division 1 campaign.

Will Hartley opened the scoring from David Delamore-Sutcliffe’s cross.

A defensive mix-up allowed the league’s top scorer Prabjot Hunjanto to net for Ragharia

Delamore-Sutcliffe restored Bicester’s lead after good work from Daniel Round and Jordan Chester, before Adam Drewitt tapped in their third.

Witney won 1-0 at Phoenix & Ranelagh thanks to a goal from Ben Wells.


Oxford 2nd 3 (B Brearey, T Burns, S Volans), Tring 2nd 2; Oxford Hawks 3rd 3 (C Saint 2, D Bradley), Eastcote 2nd 1; Oxford Hawks 4th 3 (N Gallagher, C Maidlow, J Miller), Oxford 3rd 1 (J Cowen d’Arcy); Oxford 5th 2 (O Bond, M Saunders Davies), Banbury 3rd 7; Oxford 6th 0, Ashford 3rd 0; Oxford Hawks 7th 1 (D White), Newbury & Thatcham 5th 6; Oxford 4th 2 (A Wynd & L Sheldon), Ealing Lions 0; Oxford 5th 1 (B Hudson), South Berkshire 4th 5; Oxford 6th 5 (P Charrett 4, M Bramall), Bicester 3rd 0; Oxford 7th 4 (A Harris 2, R Hunt, D Hewes), Bourton & Sherborne 2nd 2; Oxford 8th 2 (J Darnell, A Mills-Hicks), Reading Rascals 7th 2; Witney 2nd 3 (L Bernard 2, T Hobbs), Amersham & Chalfont 5; Wallingford 5th 3, Witney 3rd 3 (J Clarke 2, O Beaumont).