OXFORD Hawks enjoyed a superb weekend with a notable South League win over Old Cranleighans in the South League followed by an upset victory over Cheltenham in the EH Cup.

Hawks leapfrogged Cranleighans into second place in Premier Division 1 with 4-2 home success on Saturday.

The visitors opened the scoring through former Hawks player Dan Rhodes.

But the hosts struck back quickly through Tom Godding only to concede again when a mistimed back hand strike seem to deceive Chris Price in the Hawks goal.

Once again Hawks hit back, this time Will Heywood making it 2-2 at half-time.

Just seconds into the second half, Andy Watts gave the hosts the lead, before Jack Biggs made it 4-2, firing home from a penalty corner.

The following day, Hawks romped to 5-1 success away to National League side Cheltenham in the first round of the EH Cup.

Goals from Heywood (2), Ben Gregory, Ryan Hammond and Watts put the home team to the sword, and Hawks could even afford the luxury of a missed penalty stroke.

Oxford suffered their first defeat in Regional Division 1 losing 3-0 at home to Slough, but remain top of the table.

The visitors scored on a break away midway through the first half.

The hosts were denied a penalty stroke when James Rayward was pushed while shooting at goal.

Slough added two more in the second half as Oxford were caught on the break.

Oxford bounced back on Sunday with a 7-0 win against Camberley & Farnborough in the second round of the Tier 2 England Cup.

Their goals came from Zum Zakat (2), James Rayward (2), Matt Mckeown, Dan Bleach and Matt James.

Witney claimed a notable 3-1 win away to Regional Division 2 leaders Aylesbury.

Goals from Andy James Gosnell and Rob Manson gave Witney a 2-0 half-time lead.

Sam Chivers added a brilliant third in the second half after a neat shimmy from Fraser Barnard.The hosts pulled back a goal late on when Witney were down to nine men.

Witney now sit second points behind new leaders Reading 3rd with a game in hand.

Will Trigg and Hugo Audley-Miller both scored twice as Abingdon won 4-1 at home to Wycombe 3rd in Middlesex Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division 2


Oxford Hawks 2nd 4 (A Guillaume, L Jowett, M Northfield, S Robinson), Wallingford 3; Oxford Hawks 4th 3 (J Burke 2, M Couvreur), Milton Keynes 4th 4; Oxford Hawks 5th 1 (L Green), Sonning 3rd 0; Oxford Hawks 6th 5 (S Dawson, A Clark, R Walsh, G Guillain, O Simpson), Maidenhead Magicians 2; Oxford Hawks 7th 2, Henley 4th 2; Oxford Hawks 3 (S Dawson, J Kaluza, D White), Isca Over 50s 5; Oxford 2nd 4 (M McKeown 2, S Wustrow 2), West Hampstead 2nd 1; Oxford 3rd 4 (M Oakes, H Tasker, A Small, T Conlon), Wallingford 2nd 0; Oxford 4th 1 (S Copping), Leighton Buzzard 4th 2; Oxford 5th 3 (D McArthur 3), Marlow 4th 2; Oxford 6th 1 (M Cope), High Wycombe 4th 4; Oxford 7th 0, Newbury & Thatcham 4th 8; Oxford 8th 1 (E Dyer), Wallingford 4th 3; Oxford 9th 4 (H Rahim 2, J Powell, M Tappin), Reading Rovs 2; Witney 2nd 0, Oxford Univ 4th 1; Witney 3rd 3 (B Campion, N Anderson-Pearce, J Easterbrook), L Buzzard 4th 3.

Boys: Oxford Hawks U12 6, Wallingford 0; Oxford U14 4, Wallingford 0; Oxford Hawks U14B 5, Wallingford Dev 0; Oxford Hawks U16 5 (J Sunderland 2, F Smith, O Graham, P Barnett), OMT 0; Oxford Hawks U18 0, Marlow 4.