Oxford Hawks were back to their best with an outstanding display against their visitors from Olton. They started strongly stringing together some good passages of play all over the pitch, and were rewarded after nine minutes when Takara Haines skilfully beat her marker, to turn and drive into the area, and then smashed the ball against the backboard. Olton settled into the game and had a few chances of their own, hitting the post at one point, but Hawks doubled their lead after 23 minutes when Jo Tolson picked up a rebound and finished well past the goalkeeper. From the pushback Olton almost pulled a goal back, but a crucial save from Linda Billington and a later goalline clearance from Caro Harris kept them out.
In the second half Olton began to tire, and the spaces started to open up all over the pitch for Hawks to attack. Billington was mostly a spectator as Hawks ploughed forward creating a number of chances and penalty corners, and they scored a third when skipper Bex Oakes picked up a loose ball from the Olton defence, and drove forward, passing to Hie Sawyer who was free on the edge of the area. Without hesitation Sawyer struck home into the corner of the goal much to the delight of the strong home support. Two minutes later Hawks drove down the left, and Lucy Millington played a clever cross on her reverse, finding Abi Flory free on the far post who deflected the ball into an empty goal. The final goal was the real crowd pleaser, as Player of the Match Haines collected the ball at the top of the area and powered it into the roof of the net, to round off a strong performance in all areas of the pitch for the home side.