Oxford Hawks travelled west to face Bath Buccaneers for their last match of the year, keen to finish on a high following an outstanding season so far. Bath started well putting huge pressure on the Hawks defence, and it paid off after five minutes when they drove through the middle of the pitch and scored from the top of the D with a well taken strike. They continued to press and extended their lead in the second quarter when their centre forward got the lightest of touches on a cross to deflect the ball into the Hawks goal.
In the second half Hawks began to take more control of the game, with Becca Edwards on fine form in the midfield. However it was not until the last quarter when they pulled a goal back, with Claire Werlinger finishing well first time after good work from Gemma Taylor. Hawks threw everything at Bath in the remaining fifteen minutes, but the home side defended well to hold on to the three points. A frustrating end to the half-season but Hawks are still well positioned in the league going into 2020.