A QUICKFIRE double just before half-time saw Oxford Hawks bounce back to win 3-1 at bottom side Isca.

The Exeter side’s hopes of a first Men’s Conference West victory were boosted when they took the lead.

But Hawks, whose bright start to the season had taken a dent with two successive defeats, hit back to lead at the break thanks to goals from Ed Tristem and Jack Biggs.

Within three minutes of the restart Andy Watts made it 3-1 and although Hawks missed chances, it did not prove costly.

Zum Akhter scored twice to give Oxford OBU a 3-1 home win over Sonning which lifted them to third in MBBO Regional Division 1.

Worcester Bowden completed the scoring for the home side.

Tom Ferris scored twice as Wallingford ended a four-match winless run when beating Witney 2-1 at home.

His brace sandwiched Tim Chilvers’ effort for the visitors.

In the Investec Women’s Conference West, Oxford Hawks lost 2-0 at home to Swansea City despite a strong performance from goalkeeper Jess Hughes.

Witney lost 2-1 at Wimbledon in South League Division 1.

The visitors took an early lead when Sunny Wallis set up Abi Flory, but Wimbledon hit back to score either side of half-time.

In Division 2, Floor Timmer’s equaliser could not inspire Oxford, who lost 2-1 at East Grinstead 2nd.

But Oxford 2nd went through in the England Hockey Ladies Tier 2 Cup, winning 6-0 at home to Wootton Bassett.


Men: Oxford Hawks 2nd 0, Oxford Uni 2nd 1; Staines 2nd 0, Oxford Hawks 3rd 5 (J Lawton-Smith 2, L Cooke, C Hill, H Venables); Abingdon 1, Oxford Hawks 4th 2 (W Cairns, L Piper); Oxford Hawks 5th 0, Sonning 3rd 2; Wycombe 4th, Oxford Hawks 6th 2 (E Baldock, M Harriman); Guildford Gondoliers 2, Oxford Hawks Falcons 1 (S Griffiths); Oxford Hawks 7th 1, Reading Rovers 0; Reading U18 8, Oxford Hawks U18 2; Cheltenham U16 7, Oxford Hawks U16 3; Witney 2nd 0, Oxford Uni 4th 1; Witney 3rd 5 (J Merrill 2, S Morgan 2, J Lauder), Sonning 5th 1; South Berkshire 3, Oxford 2nd 4 (D Bleach 2, W Meacher, J Rayward); Oxford 3rd 1 (C Abraham), Wycombe 3rd 0; Bicester 2nd 2, Oxford 4th 1 (J Wavish); Wallingford 3rd 4 (S Hudson, M Knaapen. J Garrod, J Chitty), Oxford 5th 1 (W Kelly); Amersham & Chalfont 4th 6, Oxford 7th 0; Oxford 8th 5 (H Matsukia 2, J Fedserson 2, R Phillips), Newbury & Thatcham 6th 0; Ashford 2nd 1, Wallingford 2nd 5 (B White 3, P Flavell, A Langeler); South Berkshire 5th 2, Wallingford 4th 5; Wallingford 5th 2 (K Shaw 2), Henley 5th 3.

Ladies: Oxford Hawks 2nd 1 (K Poulter), Henley 2; Oxford Hawks 3rd 3 (M Minton 2, V Sauven), South Berkshire 0; Banbury 2nd 8, Oxford Hawks 4th 3 (L Farrell, B Cudlip, G Croker); Oxford Hawks 5th 6 (S Butler 2, P Cantwell 2, M Rumsby, P Fitzgerald), Wychwood 3; Harlow-High Wycombe 5, Oxford Hawks 6th 3 (A Laird, L Sammons, E Valentine); Aylesbury 4th 2, Oxford Hawks 7th 1 (L Hiner); Sonning over 45s 3, Oxford Hawks Over 45s 3 (S McErlain 2, J Barlow); Oxford Hawks Kestrels 3, Banbury Development 0; Marlow U18 0, Oxford Hawks U18 4; Amersham & Chalfont U16 0, Oxford Hawks U16 3; Oxford Hawks U14 A 3, Cirencester U14 2; Phoenix & Ranelagh 1st 1, Witney 2nd 2 (M Hartwell, K Fowler); Witney 3rd 0, Oxford 6th 0; Maidenhead 2nd 1, Oxford 2nd 3 (R Andrew 2, K Hicks); Oxford 3rd 2 (S Williams, E Malden), Wallingford 1 (C Oosterveld); Maidenhead 3rd 5, Oxford 4th 1 (og); Wycombe 3rd 1, Oxford 5th 3 (N Sharp, A Llewellyn, F Kramer); Oxford 7th 4 (M Leaney 2, C Vale, R Hossack), Sonning 5th 0; Sonning 3rd 0, Wallingford 2nd 1 (S Lye); Wallingford 3rd 1 (R Schilizzi), Newbury & Thatcham 3rd 1; Buckingham 4th 1, Wallingford 4th 5 (K Whitfield 2, A Clements, N Bennett, C Guthrie).