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HOCKEY: Witney go clear at top after away win
2:00pm Wednesday 18th December 2013 in Sport
Witney Ladies moved two points clear at the top of South Clubs League Division 3A, with a convincing 4-1 win at Wallingford.
After early pressure from the hosts, Witney went ahead when captain Katie Gatt fired in following a short corner.
Just before half time, Witney doubled their advantage when Ellie Norton guided the ball into the net in a goalmouth scramble.
Wallingford clawed a goal back after the break, but Witney stepped up a gear.
Ellie Kearney finished an outstanding passing move with an outstanding reverse stick shot to make it 3-1.
Hayley Dobson rounded off an impressive team display with an unstoppable strike.
Witney men boosted their Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Regional 1 survival hopes with a 3-0 home win against Aylesbury 3rd.
Goals from Jacob Deacon, Ryan Fitz-John and Andrew Willemite won it for Witney who are only bottom on goal difference from Staines 2nd.
A strike from Sam Hook was in vain as Witney 2nd lost 3-1 at Wycombe 3rd in Division 4.
Witney 3rd dropped to the foot of Division 5 with a 3-1 home defeat to South Bucks 2nd.
Andy Birnie scored for the hosts.
Witney 4th slipped to the foot of Division 9 following a 5-2 mauling at Bracknell Terriers 5-2.
Tom Gaffney and Andrew Taylor were on target for the visitors.