Oxford Hawks made the long journey down to Exeter keen to continue their good run of form. Despite not having their inspirational captain Becky Hibbert, out with concussion from the previous week, they started well stringing together a number of good attacks. Exe did apply considerable pressure on Millie Lane’s goal, but a quick break after defending a corner resulted in player of the match Emily Smith opening the scoring. Exe levelled in the second quarter as the umpire deemed Becca Edwards’ tackle on an Exe forward worthy of a flick, which was duly converted. However Hawks bounced straight back and retook the lead with another breakaway goal from Smith.
At half time the ball was replaced to try to ease the stickiness of the pitch, but it didn’t make a huge difference and both sides visibly struggled with the surface. Exe levelled with a controversial goal, as the ball hit an Exe leg in the build up, but out of the umpires view. Play continued and they drove forwards at pace and finished well to level the game going into the final quarter. However neither side could get the winning goal, despite good chances on both sides and the clock ticked down to give each team a point.