Oxford Hawks made the long journey down to Exeter for the second time this season, and came away with the three points they were looking for. They started well, winning a number of short corners early on in the game, however good defending from the home side kept the score goalless. Hawks eventually broke the deadlock, with Bex Oakes intercepting the ball in midfield, laying it off to Abi Flory on the right. Flory drove infield, and found Katie Hewitt in the D who cleverly slotted the ball through the advancing keepers legs. Exe created a number of chances at the other end, but fantastic defending from player of the match Briony Hearn kept them out.
In the second half, Exe started strongly, immediately putting the Hawks defence under pressure, and it paid off when a goalmouth scramble was touched over the line by an Exe forward. However Hawks continued to play good hockey, and their strong attack paid off when a penalty corner was finished by Oakes for her second goal in two games. Exe piled on some pressure near the end but it was too little too late as Hawks held on for the win.