Match Reports: 3rd November

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Oxford Blues (1sts) Vs University of Warwick 1sts

Another comfortable win for the blues in an exceedingly high scoring, fast match this week at Iffley Road, as they managed to more than double the score of their opponents from Warwick, winning 74-32. Despite illness and hence absence of players, the Blues were not phased and were able to put in to practice the work from the last week’s training; clearly developing playing strategies early on a Monday morning has its benefits. For now the Blues are 3 points clear at the top of their BUCS league.

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Oxford Roos (2nds) Vs University of East Anglia 1sts

A fantastic fourth week fixture, resulting in an agonising 23-all draw was the closest match the Roos have played so far. Yet again, the Roos went down by several goals in the first quarter, although the gap was much closer than it has been in previous weeks. However, through sheer determination, re-evaluation of attacking tactics and some excellent movement by Ellen O’Brien at GS, the Roos were able to close the gap and edge ahead. The final quarter was extremely tense, with the lead changing hands several times; huge credit must be given to the Roos’ defence, particularly in the circle as they were able to prevent the UEA shooters from stealing victory in the dying seconds of the match. Antonia Murray was awarded player of the match.

 

By Rebecca Annells

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