Oxford 2-3 East Grinstead
OHC ladies 1s lost 3-2 to East Grinstead on Saturday at Headington School in a tightly contested game. East Grinstead started the match more aggressively than Oxford and went 1-0 up after scoring a drag-flicked short corner. The home side soon fought back, however, as Catherine Reaney connected with a Becky Hibbert cross sending the ball high into the EG net.
Oxford then held the momentum at the start of the second half until another Grinstead short corner routine was touched home by a forward lurking on the left-hand post. Oxford soon retaliated with a short corner routine of their own with a pin-point pass from Caro Harris enabling Reaney to deflect home her second of the match.
Oxford then continued to press forward and Hayley Sawyer and Caitlin Bailey-Williams caused no end of problems for the opposition defence but the breakthough failed to come and an East Grinstead corner 5 minutes from full time yielded them the spoils after an eventful game that the home side were unlucky not to take points from.
Scorer: Catherine Reaney x2
Motm: Catherine Reaney
Match report by Rachael Lammey