Oxford Hawks made the journey westwards to face Clifton Robinson 2s in their National League Conference West game, with both teams tied on 11 points at the start of the day. Hawks started strong and created some early chances from Hannah Fallon and Emma Stevenson, but they were well saved by the Clifton goalkeeper. In the second quarter, Clifton upped their game and Hawks were reliant on Millie Lane in goal for some top class saves, deservedly getting her the Player of the Match award.
In the second half, Hawks pushed forward again and took more control of the game, winning a number of corners. However the home side defended superbly and kept everything out which Hawks threw at them. Clifton broke a few times and threatened Lane’s goal, but outstanding defending from Sally Clark and Bex Oakes at the back kept the game goalless. In the final quarter both sides pushed for the winner, but it didn’t come and both sides can reflect on a good battle where either side could have snatched the winner. Hawks now build for their game against table topping Surbiton next weekend.