Ladies 3s v. Reading 2A – 27.2.16 match report

Oxford  6-1  Reading

With the 3s eyeing another win they welcomed Reading ‘4s’!!  Reading, as expected, were a mixture of youth and youth, ready to run all day – the youthful exuberance showed during the first half with them attacking with pace but Oxford showed their experience, only allowing Reading half chances which they didn’t take advantage of. Continue reading

Men’s 1s v. PHC Chiswick 1 – 27.2.16 match report

Oxford  2-3  PHC Chiswick

Ashley Holmam’s first half hat trick was enough for PHC Chiswick to take all three points in Regional 1, as Oxford paid the price for allowing Chiswick too much time on the ball.

The second half saw Oxford press hard and completely dominate but numerous chances went begging before Dan Bleach and Floris de Vos scored late on to make it 3-2. A very nervy Chiswick hung on to take all three points.

Ladies’ 2s v. Amersham & Chalfont 1s – 27.2.16 match report

Amersham & Chalfont  3-2  Oxford

It was an early start for Oxford but at least we weren’t going to the zombie film setting of Newlands this time but to a much more pleasant school sports centre in Rickmansworth. Nevertheless, Oxford were a little slow to wake up and get themselves into the game against a team who are second in Prem 2. And it was lucky that Georgie was on top form in goal, ably assisted by strong tackling from Zoey, Corin and Ruth in defence. Continue reading

Ladies’ 2s in quarter-final of Plate – match report (28.2.16)

Chelmsford  2-1  Oxford

The quarter finals of the England Hockey 2nd XI Plate competition took Oxford Ladies 2s to Chelmsford. Having thoroughly beaten Bath in the last round, Oxford were determined to continue the winning streak. Our motivational talk began with a call from manager Andrew on the slopes of the French Alps. Little did he know that Phil, Tanky and Sophia had spent the car journey preparing a beautifully written poem – “if”. Continue reading