JACK Biggs scored a

hat-trick of penalty corners as Oxford Hawks took a big step towards the South League Premier Division title with a 4-0 victory at home to Spencer.

With nearest rivals London Edwardians suffering a second successive defeat, Hawks are now six points clear at the top.

All three of Biggs’s strikes came in the first half, after the hosts failed to threaten from open play.

Biggs fired home the first goal in the 22nd minute.

Three minutes later, he repeated the dose and completed his treble five minutes before half-time.

Hawks seemed to take their foot off the accelerator in the second half, conceding too much possession through cheap turnovers.

The hosts failed to add to their tally until five minutes from full time when Will Heywood finished off a determined run with a reverse-hit strike into the far bottom corner.

Oxford suffered the heartache of losing at home to Ashford to the last strike of the game.

The visitors, who led 2-0 before being hauled back, won the Regional Division 1 game 3-2.

Short-corner specialist Shujar-ur-Rehman put Ashford 2-0 up.

Oxford equalised through Charlie Lamb and Hector Lyons with two minutes to go and should have been awarded a penalty stroke after Sean Cox was pushed over in the D.

But the umpires missed it, and Ashford broke before scoring from a controversial short corner.

Witney romped to a 4-0 win over Eastcote 2nd in a friendly thanks to Andy Gosnell, Liam Frost, Jacob Deacon and Ryan Fitz-John.


Oxford Hawks 2nd 4 (D Bradley 2, J Taylor, T Lawson), Milton Keynes 2nd 1; Oxford Hawks 3rd 2 (D Kerr, C Hill), Newbury & Thatcham 3; Oxford Hawks 4th 1 (J Burke), Wootton Wands 3; Oxford 2nd 4 (D Bleach, F Munn, A Neville, J Stevens), Marlow 2nd 2; Oxford 3rd 3 (H Tasker 2, H Williams), Oxford Hawks 5th 3 (B Hudson 2, A Hazlewood); Oxford Hawks 6th 2, Windsor 2nd 4; Oxford Hawks 7th 2, Reading Rovers 2; Oxford Hawks Falcons 4 (J Kaluza 2, P Dunnill, S Smith), Guildford Gondoliers 0; Oxford 4th 0, Henley 3rd 1; Oxford 5th 3 (D McArthur, R Hunt, M Jackson), Phoenix & Ranelagh 2nd 3; Oxford 6th 0, Tring 2nd 1; Oxford 8th 6 (R Dyer 3, E Dyer 2, A Valentine), Henley 4th 3,Oxford 9th 1 (J Flather), Sonning 5th 2; Thame 6, Abingdon 5; Abingdon 2nd 1, Wycombe 4th 4; Witney 2nd 4 (C Summers 2, B Baker, L Barnard), Newbury & Thatcham 3; Witney 3rd 2 (A Taylor, N Anderson Pearce), Milton Keynes 6th 4.