Swansea made the long journey to BRN to face Oxford Hawks with the teams close on points in the upper half of the table. Hawks started well, piling on some early pressure, but despite Swansea being reduced to nine men for a short period of time, the home side could not convert. A goalmouth scramble was almost converted by Katie Hewitt, but it was well cleared to the disappointment of the strong home support.
In the second half Hawks stepped up another gear, winning many short corners. However a combination of solid defending plus the ball hitting the upright kept the scores level. Lucy Stewart came closest to scoring when great work from Abi Flory on the right found Stewart in the area, but her reverse stick flick went agonisingly wide. Hawks had to be switched on at the back however as it was far from one-way traffic, with home keeper Jess Hudson making a number of top class saves to keep the scores level. The final whistle eventually blew with the spoils being shared, leaving Hawks in fourth place with a game in hand.
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