OXFORD OBU hit the ground running after the winter break with maximum points from their double header.

Henry Vallis scored a brace in Saturday’s trip to an energetic Woking side.

Sean Cox and Zum Akhter also netted in a 4-2 success.

There were plenty of tired legs 24 hours later, but Akhter, Richie Heywood and Worcester Bowden were on target in a 3-2 home win over fourth-placed Bournemouth.

The twin successes took Oxford up to second in Premier Division 2 West of the South Hockey League, level on points with leaders Surbiton 2nd.

Witney also played twice, but came away empty-handed from their meetings with MBBO Regional 1 high-fliers.

Thom Allison scored in a 3-1 loss at home to Marlow, while Ollie Hartley’s brace was in vain in a 5-2 defeat at leaders Reading 2nd.

Oxford Hawks ladies geared up for the second half of their season starting next month with a triangular tournament in Cheltenham.

They began with a clash against Stourport from the division above.

After falling behind in the first half they hit back with goals from Hannah Fallon and Becca Edwards.

Stourport equalised to make it 2-2 late on, but Hawks went on to beat Cheltenham 3-2.

Sam Jacobs, Gemma Croker and Emily Smith struck in a 15-minute blitz in the third quarter.



Oxford Hawks 2nd 2 (F Smith 2), Amersham & Chalfont 9; S Berkshire 5, Oxford Hawks 3rd 3 (C Hill 2, J Hill); Milton Keynes 3rd 6, Oxford Hawks 5th 4 (S Dawson 2, A Sutcliffe, E Baldock); Witney 3rd 3 (R Morgan, J Merrill, A Cowie), Oxford Hawks 7th 3; Oxford Hawks Falcons 6 (N Doggett 3, M White, P Dunnill, R Warner), Winchester Wanderers 0; Oxford 2nd 6 (D Bleach 2, T Miller 2, T Small G Siriwardene), Harrow 3; Ramgharia 1, Oxford 3rd 0; Oxford 4th 2 (D Mcarthur 2), Witney 2nd 1 (C Summers); Marlow 5th 3, Oxford 5th 0; Oxford 8th 6 (E Barrett 2, S Siriwardene, M Coniham, I Drury, S Dogar), Abingdon 3rd 3; Newbury & Thatcham 6th 8, Oxford 9th 1 (S Copping); West Hampstead 2nd 2, Wallingford 2 (C Blakey, S Windsor-Lewis); Wallingford 2nd 1 (T Knaapen), Wycombe 3rd 2; West Hampstead 6th 4, Wallingford 3rd 3 (M Lock, H McEwen, P Flavell); Wallingford 4th 2 (J Quilter, T Broadbent), West Hampstead 7th 2; Wallingford 5th 2 (D Williams, C McCaw), Eastcote 7th 1.


Newbury & Thatcham 5, Oxford Hawks 3rd 3 (B Farrant 2, M Minton); Oxford Hawks 4th 3 (P FitzGerald 2, K Haigh), Reading Rockets 2; Oxford Hawks 5th 0, Maidenhead 3rd 0; Bicester 2nd 1, Oxford Hawks 6th 5 (B Hiner 2, L Hiner, R Waite, L Phillips); Bicester 3rd 4, Oxford Hawks 7th 0; Oxford 2nd 1 (B Baddeley), Maidenhead 2nd 1; Oxford 3rd 0, Sonning 2nd 2; Banbury 2nd 2, Oxford 4th 1 (M Hulcup); Oxford 5th 2 (S Livingstone 2), Wychwood 1st 2; Oxford 6th 1 (A Stapley), Milton Keynes 3rd 4; Oxford 8th 2 (M Dogar, A King), Wallingford 5th 1; Witney 2nd 0, Oxford University 2nd 4; Witney 3rd 5 (J Peachey 2, G Noton 2, A Eeles), Wychwood Badgers 2; Wallingford 3 (N Arnott 2, K Young), Henley 2nd 2; Wallingford 2nd 0, Thame 4; Wallingford 3rd 2 (J Porter, K Buss), Maidenhead 4th 1; Aylesbury 3rd 1, Wallingford 4th 2 (E Seymour, K Whitfield); Wycombe 6th 2, Wallingford 5th 1 (C Nickel); Oxford Hawks U16 A 2, Oxford U16 3; Oxford Hawks U14 B 1, Banbury U14 4; Oxford Hawks U12 A 3, Oxford U12 1.