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Stourport storm through in final minutes to defeat Ladies' 1s

10 November 2018, 18:00

Ladies' 1s 2 - 3 Stourport Ladies 1s

Oxford Hawks made the journey up the M40 for a 6pm game to face top of the table Stourport, who had a 100% record and only conceded one goal before the start of the game. Hawks started well, defying their lowly league position, and took the lead after a reverse stick strike from Poppy Webb was saved by the keeper on to the post, where Katie Lowe was on hand to tap in the rebound. Stourport responded well and applied a lot of pressure but Hawks defended well with player of the match Row Hearn on fine form. Minutes from the end of the first half Stourport were awarded a penalty corner which was deflected in at the post leaving the score 1-1 at the break.

In the second half, Hawks came out fired up with Briony Hearn on outstanding form in the middle, in her last game for Hawks this season before she heads to Japan. However it was Stourport who struck next with a well struck penalty corner, but Hawks reacted well and went straight on to the attack.  They won a corner of their own after great work from Becca Edwards, which was well finished by Catherine Reaney. Both sides continued to play some excellent hockey much to the enjoyment of the strong crowd, but it was Stourport who had the final say, scoring from another corner three minutes from the end. Gutted about the result but exceptionally proud of the performance, Hawks look forward to facing Isca at home next weekend.


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