A STUNNING second-half blitz saw Oxford Hawks sign off their campaign at home in style with an 8-4 win over University of Birmingham.

The hosts had trailed 3-2 at the break, but roared back to claim a thumping victory to move second in the Men’s Conference West with one game remaining.

They were up against it in the first half, with the students 3-1 up before Jack Biggs scored his second goal from a penalty corner.

Hawks were a different proposition after the interval, though.

Biggs completed his hat-trick to level the scores, before Matt Wood’s double put them in charge.

Birmingham pulled one back to make it 5-4, but Biggs’s fourth strike gave them a cushion before Andy Watts hit a late double.

Zum Akhter’s hat-trick helped Oxford OBU seal promotion from MBBO Regional Division 1 with a 5-2 win against Eastcote.

James Rayward, who also scored an own goal, and Charlie Griffiths added to their tally.

Mid-table Witney claimed an impressive 2-1 home win over promotion-chasing PHC Chiswick.

Andrew Gosnell and Ben Moss were on target.

Relegated Wallingford were unable to hold on to a lead as they were beaten 3-1 at home by Amersham & Chalfont.

Connor Blakey fired the hosts in front, but the visitors scored three times in the last 20 minutes.

Bicester secured their MBBO Division 1 status with a 4-2 win over struggling Maidenhead.

Pete Bennett, Dave Sutcliffe, Jonny Reid and Ollie Hartley scored for the hosts.

Kate Lowe notched Oxford Hawks’ consolation as they lost 4-1 at home to Trojans in Investec Women’s Conference West.

Oxford were unable to pull off a shock against South Clubs Women’s League Division 2 leaders Guildford.

They lost 3-0, although Amy Litchfield had an equaliser disallowed before the home side scored twice in the latter stages.

Wallingford ladies made it three wins in a row in Trysports Three Counties League Premier 1 when beating Sonning 2nd 3-1 at home.

Claudia Oosterveld, Louise Conlon and Philippa Morris were on the scoresheet.


Men: OMT 3, Oxford Hawks 2nd 2 (O Dunn, I Gurden); Oxford Hawks 3rd 6 (M Pickup 2, L Cooke, H Fuller, H Jones, J Rogers), Ramgarhia 2; Wycombe 3rd 2, Oxford Hawks 4th 2 (L Piper, I Roberts); Oxford Hawks 5th 3, S Berkshire 3rd 1; Marlow 5th 5, Oxford Hawks 6th 7 (A Laird 3, J Atkins, A Baldock, E Baldock, R Walsh); Oxford Hawks 7th 3, Phoenix & Ranelagh 0; Oxford Leopards 0, Oxford Hawks Kestrels 1; Oxford Hawks U18 3, OMT U18 1; Reading 4th 1, Oxford 2nd 3 (S Lyddon, B Brearey, S Worlidge); Oxford 3rd 2 (C Abraham, J Campbell), Ashford 2nd 3; Eastcote 4th 4, Oxford 4th 1 (G Williams); Oxford 5th 3 (J Barrack, S Saunders, O Morss-Davies), West Hampstead 6th 2; Windsor 3rd 2, Oxford 6th 5 (J Darnell 2, D Kingsland, J Batkin, R Hunt); Oxford 7th 2 (A Harris, E Dyer), Reading Rascals 4; Witney 3rd 2 (A Taylor, E Easterbrook), Oxford 8th 4 (H Matsuaki 2, S Dogar, M Coniham); Henley 5th 3, Oxford 9th 5 (M Tappin 2, S Allen 2, T Ehringer); OMT 3rd 2, Witney 2nd 1 (S Hook); South Berkshire 2nd 2, Wallingford 2nd 5 (P Duncan 2, E Jenkin, B White, J Zamler); Wallingford 3rd 2, Sonning 4th 2; Sonning 5th 1, Wallingford 4th 5 (P Wortley 2, F Beland, R Jackson, W Lawrence); Wallingford 5th 0, Marlow 6th 1.

Ladies: Oxford Hawks 2nd 5 (A Brant 2, E Stephenson, H Sawyers, C Werlinger), Harrow 1; Oxford Hawks 3rd 2, Marlow 2nd 4; Oxford Hawks 4th 1 (K Williams), Phoenix & Ranelagh 2; Newbury & Thatcham 3rd 2, Oxford Hawks 5th 3 (J Barlow, S Butler, P Cantwell); Wycombe 4th 2, Oxford Hawks 6th 3 (B Hiner, A Laird, L Phillips); Oxford Hawks 7th 1 (L Neal), Iver & Burnham 0; Teddington U18 1, Oxford Hawks U18 4; Oxford Hawks U16 B 0, Witney U16 4; Sonning 5, Oxford 2nd 0; Oxford 3rd 2 (K Litchfield, C Boyd), Maidenhead 2nd 0; Wallingford 2nd 3 (J Brettell 2, H Satchwell), Oxford 4th 1 (C Hooper); Oxford 6th 2 (T Parthian, K Anderson), South Berkshire 4th 1; Aylesbury 4th 4, Oxford 7th 0; Tulse Hill & Dulwich 2, Witney 1 (E Noton); Henley 2nd 3, Witney 2nd 1 (K Burgess); Witney 3rd 4 (G Noton 2, J Peachey, Pippa Shanks), Scarlett Runners 1; Wallingford 3rd 1 (A Lissenden), Wycombe 3rd 2; Bicester 3rd 1 (J Hulme), Wallingford 4th 1 (C Eatwell); Kidlington 2, Bicester 2nd 6 (C Hawkes 3, A Willis 3).