The match started off with quite a frenetic pace and it took both teams a while to settle. Hawks were awarded a penalty flick and skipper Kim stepped up and successfully converted it. Hawks extended the lead to 2-0 before half time with a well worked penalty corner converted by Rebecca Cannon.
The second half saw both teams come out hard but Oxford scored first. Hawks had more chances on goal and Saskia was unlucky not to score after a great run and strike just hitting the post. Another penalty corner was slickly converted, this time by Sophie Bennett. Oxford always looked dangerous on the attack and the end of the match saw approximately 10 penalty corners awarded against us in a row but the tireless work from the defence including player of the match Sarah Blakey kept the score at 3-1.