OXFORD United Women made a winning start to their post-season friendly programme as they saw off Maidenhead United 2-0.

Isabella Wordsworth and Steph Bent struck in the second half to give the U’s victory on a windy afternoon at the club's training ground.

In a role reversal of the previous weekend’s Vitality Women’s FA Cup fourth round defeat to Charlton Athletic, United were favourites as the higher-division team.

But Maidenhead, who compete a level below at FA Women’s National South West Division 1, matched the U’s for much of the contest.

Brittany Jeal had the best chance of the first half when she shot over the bar on the turn, leaving United with work to do after the break.

Within nine minutes of the restart they had broken the deadlock, though, as Cheryl Williams' corner gave Wordsworth an easy finish.

United were well on top and made victory safe on the hour mark, Bent scoring a spectacular second from range.

Assistant manager Tom Hartley told the club’s official website: “It was difficult circumstances to play in with the wind and it was a different surface as we’re used to playing on astroturf.

“It was a different starting 11 to normal, so it was a great learning opportunity for the girls.

“They worked really hard and there were lots of positives to take from the game.”