Ladies 1s v Banbury 28.01.17 Match Report

OHC L1s 1-4 Banbury: South League Div 2

OHC L1s played Banbury at home on Saturday, and the game was closer than the scoreline might suggest. Banbury started the game strongly, with some aerial balls finding their players up front, and they were first to score after a goal-line scramble. The game was pretty even after that point, with chances for both teams, until Banbury won a flick which Emma Henriksen, who had a great game in goal, came close to keeping out. Oxford then rallied, and a great ball in from Beth Williamson was slotted home by Christy Barnard to make the score 1-2 at half time. It was nearly 2-2 after a Meg Scott deflection went agonisingly wide.

Oxford started the second half the stronger, with Amy Litchfield and man of the match Floor Timmer going close, but Banbury then won another flick which they duly converted and Oxford received a yellow card for their troubles, but played well with 10 men showing good composure on the ball – Williamson, Scott, and Jess Upjohn linking well down the left. Banbury got on the end of an OHC clearance towards the end of the game and finished it to make the final score 1-4, despite a hard-working, spirited performance for Oxford who travel to Epsom next week hoping for some points.

Scorer: Christy Barnard

MOM: Floor Timmer

Ladies’ 3s v. 2s – 28.01.17 match report

Oxford 3s  3-1  Oxford 2s

Given the respective positions of the two teams in Trysports Prem 1, on paper it looked like the 2s were a safe bet to take 3 points this weekend, despite missing 2 or 3 regulars. And, for the first ten minutes or so, we (the 2s) did start strongly, passing the ball around well and dominating play. There were a few efforts on goal, and the first short corner in our favour. Continue reading

Ladies O35s v. Barnes – 27.11.16 match report

Oxford  2-9  Barnes

Due to a slight underestimation by our captain of London traffic, our final 3 players arrived at the pitch with a whole 60 seconds to warm up before taking on Barnes in the Over 35s Shield. Barnes sadly hadn’t tired themselves out with their rather lengthier warm-up and came out at us very fast – fast, and young, and skilful. Continue reading

Ladies 3s v. Sonning 1s – 19.11.16 match report

Sonning  3-0  Oxford

We arrived at the pitch slightly anxious to say the least, firstly due to the fact that Sonning 1s were rather high up in the league and secondly because we had had about 4 people drop out in the week, therefore making us unsure as to whether or not we had a full team. However, we were in luck and lovely Ellie G joined us last minute therefore saving the day and allowing us one sub! Continue reading

Men’s 4s v Reading University 5s 29.10.16 Match Report

OHC M4s 2-2 Reading University 5s

MBBO Division 4

The Men’s 4s hoped to continue their winning streak at the weekend with a trip to Reading Uni. Going by previous results it should have been a comfortable 3 points for Matt Neville’s team and their barmy army of supporters (Seb’s Dad and Ted’s Mum) Still the biggest away following for an MBBO Div 4 game since records began.

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