Oxford 2-3 Oxford Hawks
It was a beautiful day for the first fixture of the season, and once we’d introduced the new players and got everyone kitted up we started with fantastic gusto and confidence. Within five minutes a lovely move up the right of the pitch by new girl Helen and team stalwart Becky H ended in Helen bundling in a goal, her first of many this season, for sure. The game continued evenly with both teams making some nice moves, and Hawks equalised just before half time.
After the break we again started brightly and scored quickly with Jen hitting a bobbling ball into the D for Leoni to deflect into the goal. Hawks soon equalised though and both teams put some great moves together, with three lovely chances going just wide of the post for OHC. With seven minutes to go Hawks capitalised on a momentary lack of concentration by our team manager, with their third and the winning goal. However, it was an enjoyable game with some great player partnerships and a chance to welcome Laura P, Niki and Pels in their first game for the 3s.
Scorers: Helen Niblock, Leoni Baker
Captain/manager’s MOTM: Carly Wise
Match report by Emma Forrester