WITNEY kept the pressure on the Women’s Hockey League Division 1 leaders with a 5-3 home win against Tulse Hill & Dulwich.

Katie Gatt and Sadie Lapper converted short corners early on and although the visitors halved the deficit with a set piece of their own, Helen Backhouse made it 3-1 by half-time.

Lapper completed her hat-trick after the break from two more short corners to keep third-placed Tulse Hill at bay.

The result kept the unbeaten side second in the table, but now with a seven-point advantage over third.

Oxford suffered their first defeat of the season, but stayed top of Division 2.

Kim Warman struck late on, but could not prevent a 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth.

Oxford Hawks drew a blank at Clifton Robinsons 2nd in the Investec Women’s Conference West.

The two sides began the day on the same points and nothing could separate them in the goalless draw.

Goalkeeper Millie Lane was named their player of the match, but her opposite number also excelled to keep the visitors out.

Hannah Fallon and Emma Stevenson were among those to be thwarted, as the points were shared.

Both teams were leapfrogged by Oxford University, who climbed to third after a 1-0 win at Basingstoke.

Oxford Hawks’ men slipped back into the bottom three of Division 1 South.

Jack Biggs was on target, but they were edged out 2-1 at leaders Southgate.

Oxford OBU’s winning start to the South League Premier Division 2 West was brought to an end by nearest challengers Staines.

Zum Akhter put them on the way to a ninth straight success when he opened the scoring after half-time.

But Staines hit back to earn a 1-1 draw which kept them just two points behind their hosts in the table.

Bas Marshall scored twice as Oxford Hawks 2nd won 5-2 at Witney in MBBO Regional 1.

Freddie Smith, Ed Wilkinson and Charlie Winder also got on the scoresheet in a clash where the visitors were always in control.

Jacob Deacon scored both goals for Witney, maintaining his strong recent run.



Oxford Hawks 3rd 3 (F Daly 2, R Scragg), Harrow 3; Tring 1, Oxford Hawks 4th 4 (P Scragg 2, B Fogden, C Maidlow); Oxford Hawks 5th 3, Buckingham 2; Windsor 2nd 6, Oxford Hawks 6th 3 (J Atkins 2, S Volans); Oxford Hawks 7th 6 (S Elliott 4, R Venables, A Graham), Aylesbury 5th 3; Sonning 6, Oxford 2nd 2 (D Bleach, T Miller); Bicester 2nd 1, Oxford 4th 1 (J Ogle); Oxford 5th 1 (G Jan Janes), Staines 3rd 1; Wooton Wanderers 3, Oxford 6th 2 (A Neville 2); Henley 5th 3, Oxford 7th 2 (R Dyer, T Henriksen); Oxford 8th 4 (J Federson 2, R Phillips, M Coniham), South Berkshire Terriers 3; Oxford 9th 1 (M Tappin), Sonning 5th 4; Witney 2nd 4 (C Summers, J Peel, J Blacker), Gerrards Cross 0; Witney 3rd 4 (J Easterbrook 2, E Easterbrook, N August), Henley 4th 7; Wallingford 6 (R Barker, T Chamberlain, J Chitty, D Pilbeam, A Sammon, S Windsor-Lewis), Milton Keynes 2nd 0; Ramgarhia 3, Wallingford 2nd 4 (B White 2, E Jenkin, A Jones); Wallingford 3rd 6 (L Casey 2, P Flavell, R Harding, T Knaapen, M Lock), Sonning 4th 2; Eastcote 5th 4, Wallingford 4th 1 (J Quilter); Wallingford 5th 1 (N Thompson), Newbury & Thatcham 6th 3; Windsor Vets 1, Oxford Hawks Falcons 3 (D Sellers, P Dunnill, M White); Oxford Hawks U16 5, Oxford U16 3; Repton U18 6, Oxford Hawks U18 0.


Wanderers 4, Oxford Hawks 2nd 2; Oxford Hawks 3rd 2 (K Butler, M Minton), Wallingford 1 (C Potts); Marlow 3rd 2, Oxford Hawks 4th 1 (M Rumsby); Abingdon 2, Oxford Hawks 5th 1 (S Butler); Oxford Hawks 6th 7 (L Hiner 3, A Laird 2, R Middlemiss, L Philips), Cirencester 4th 1; Oxford Hawks 7th 1 (A Das-Lowndes), Aylesbury 3rd 1; Banbury 3, Oxford 2nd 0; S Berkshire 2nd 0, Oxford 3rd 3 (K Smith, K Ormiston, S Williams); Oxford 4th 0, Milton Keynes 2nd 2; Oxford 5th 5 (A Darnell, F Kramer, K Cowls, C Dennison, N Makawarimba), N & Thatcham 3rd 0; Harlow-High Wycombe 2, Oxford 6th 1 (E Burke); Oxford 7th 6 (A Charania 3, M Knox, E Powell, J Phillipson), Iver & Burnham 0; Wychwood 2nd 3, Oxford 8th 0; Wallingford 2nd 3 (H Merryweather, S Lye, M Turner), Witney 2nd 1 (K Scott); Witney 3rd 1 (K Edwards), Reading Rogues 4; Witney Over 35s 5 (H Backhouse 2, K Scott, S Lapper, K Fowler), Am & Chalfont 0; South Berkshire 3rd 2, Wallingford 3rd 3 (N Wood, J Porter, J Capon); S Berkshire 4th 1, Wallingford 4th 5 (K Whitfield 3, C Eatwell, C Tyler); Wallingford 5th 0, Thame 4th 1; Oxford Hawks O35 2, Olton & W Warwicks 8; Oxford Hawks U16 A 1, Oxford U16 A 3; Stourport U18 7, Oxford Hawks U18 0; Marlow U14 4, Oxford Hawks U14 0.