OXFORD Hawks had a superb weekend with both first teams claiming big home wins.

A 5-1 success for the ladies over Cheltenham took them second in the Investec Conference West, while the men claimed their first victory in style – 8-1 against Fareham.

In the former, they made a fast start with Caro Harris and Tam Pascoe converting short corners to seize control.

Some fine defending from Bex Oakes kept the visitors out as they got on top before half-time.

Cheltenham twice hit the frame of the goal shortly after the break.

But the hosts hit back to kill the game off as Lexi Newall and Sam Jacobs struck, with Frankie Brown having the final say after Cheltenham’s consolation.

Alex Copestake starred with four goals for the men, who climbed three places in Division 1 South as they won at the sixth attempt.

Copestake opened the scoring from Jack Biggs’ pass, with the latter doubling the lead from a penalty corner.

The pair struck again to stretch the lead before half-time.

Ted Bennett finished a flowing move for the fifth goal, before a late flourish saw Copestake add another two either side of Matt Wood’s effort.

Fareham scored late on, but it did not take the edge off a fine display.

Witney Ladies stayed second in South League Division 1 with a 2-1 win at Spencer.

Helen Backhouse and Lucy Reading scored in the first half, but goalkeeper Emily Munsey was busy after the break to prevent the rejuvenated home side from claiming a point.

Oxford are also unbeaten and moved four points clear in Division 2 following a 2-0 win over visitors Epsom.

Amelia Baron and Milly Berndes-Cade were on target, while they also progressed in the Investec Women’s Tier 2 Trophy.

Laura Pickervance (2) and Maya Choudhury scored in a 3-0 success against Wootton Bassett.

Jamie Bloomfield’s brace helped stretch Oxford OBU’s winning streak to seven games in the men’s South League Premier Division 2 West.

Hector Lyons and Zum Akhter also scored in a 4-3 win at PHC Chiswick.

Jacob Deacon and James Youngman gave Witney a 2-1 victory at OMT in MBBO Regional 1.



Oxford Hawks 2nd 1 (S Greenbank), Ashford (Middx) 2; Reading 4th 2, Oxford Hawks 3rd 0; Oxford Hawks 4th 4 (C Maidlow 2, A Baldock, P Scragg), Ramgarhia 3; South Berkshire 3rd 3, Oxford Hawks 5th 5 (A Laird 3, N Monk, E Baldock); Oxford Hawks 6th 3 (J Nugent 2, J Atkins), West Hampstead 6th 2; Phoenix & Ranelagh 3rd 0, Oxford Hawks 7th 1; Oxford 2nd 1 (D Bleach), Wycombe 2nd 1; Wycombe 3rd 1, Oxford 3rd 3 (J Campbell 2, S Lyddon); Oxford 4th 1 (W Ash), Reading 5th 2; Reading University Knights 5th 6, Oxford 5th 1 (A Coward); Oxford 6th 7 (A Neville 4, T Christophers, J Batkin), Wycombe 4th 2; Oxford 7th 6 (A Harris 2, A Hamid 2, F Weller, T Henriksen), Abingdon 3rd 0; Henley 4th 2, Oxford 8th 4 (J Federson 2, E Barrett, R Phillips), Leighton Buzzard Fledglings 5; Oxford 9th 4 (H Collinet, S Copping, M Tappin 2); Witney 2nd 4 (J Peel 2, C Summers 2), Bicester 2nd 1; Witney 3rd 2 (J Merrill 2), Bicester 3rd 1; Harrow 1, Wallingford 2 (R Barker, T Chamberlain); Wallingford 2nd 3 (E Jenkin, A Watts, B White), Abingdon 1; Staines 3rd 1, Wallingford 3rd 1 (H McEwen); Wallingford 4th 1 (R Jackson), Leighton Buzzard 3rd 0; Milton Keynes 5th 4, Wallingford 5th 4 (J Rees 2, K Shaw, B Partridge); Oxford Hawks Supervets 3 (S Dawson), Reading Rustlers 4; Oxford Hawks Falcons 8 (S Griffiths 2, D Heinrich, M White, S Dawson, N Doggett, C Potter, P Dunnill); Oxford Hawks U18 14, Maidenhead U18 1; Oxford Hawks U14 B 1, Wallingford U14 6; Banbury U12 4, Oxford Hawks U12 A 4.


Oxford Hawks 2nd 1 (L Hargreaves), Amersham & Chalfont 1; Oxford Hawks 3rd 0, Slough 2nd 0; Oxford Hawks 4th 0, Phoenix & Ranelagh 3; Marlow 5th 2, Oxford Hawks 6th 1 (L Hiner); Wycombe 5th 1, Oxford Hawks 7th 1 (H Holland); Oxford 2nd 3 (L Pickervance, M Choudhury, R Andrew), South Berkshire 1; Oxford 3rd 1 (K Crook), Witney 2nd 0; Maidenhead 3rd 2, Oxford 4th 2 (S Nash, J Hudson); Sonning 3rd 2, Oxford 5th 0; Oxford 6th 4 (A Charania 2, T Parthipan 2), Reading Rogues 2; Sonning 5th 1, Oxford 7th 2 (J Roberts, E Allen); Oxford 8th 1 (E Johnson), Wallingford 5th 1 (L McCluskey); Witney 3rd 6 (A Eeles 3, G Noton, B Noton, J Jordan-Goodman), Banbury 4th 0; Wallingford 1 (P Morris), Aylesbury 5; Wycombe 2nd 4, Wallingford 2nd 3 (L Allen, S Lye, C Barber); Wallingford 3rd 1 (R Munday), Newbury & Thatcham 3rd 1; Wallingford 4th 2 (K Whitfield, V Bennett), Newbury & Thatcham 4th 1; Spencer U18 8, Oxford Hawks U18 2 (M Rumsby, G Taylor); Oxford Hawks U16A 6, Surbiton U16 2; Oxford Hawks U16B 3 (Z Holland, C Powell, R Waite), Bicester U16 0; Thame U12 5, Oxford Hawks U12A 1.