Hawks cir­cle to can­cel out Buccs

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Bath Buc­ca­neers’ Men’s 1st XI were left to rue missed op­por­tu­ni­ties af­ter they let a twogoal ad­van­tage slip in their Na­tional League Con­fer­ence West match against Ox­ford Hawks at the week­end. A strong start from Bath Buc­ca­neers re­sulted in the home team go­ing in front with Harry Skin­ner pro­vid­ing Scott Rawl­ings with a chance which he fin­ished off in style. High pres­sure from Bath was caus­ing Ox­ford some trou­ble and a clever short-cor­ner rou­tine led to the sec­ond goal of the game. Harry Skin­ner’s sec­ond as­sist was put away by a drag flick from Ben Stone hard to the Ox­ford Hawks keeper’s left-hand side. Bath Buc­ca­neers were the dom­i­nant side for the ma­jor­ity of the first half which ended 2-0 to the Bath side. How­ever, Ox­ford Hawks came out fight­ing and man­aged to pull one back early on in the sec­ond half, keep­ing them in the game. Bath Buc­ca­neers were strug­gling to con­vert their op­por­tu­ni­ties, nar­rowly miss­ing a chance to go 3-1 up with Ieuan Davis strik­ing the ball goal­wards only to for the Ox­ford goal­keeper to make a fan­tas­tic div­ing save, With the score at 2-1, Ox­ford con­tin­ued to ap­ply pres­sure on Bath and man­aged to force a short cor­ner as a re­ward for their ef­forts. With a shot on tar­get and a neat de­flec­tion Ox­ford Hawks tied the game. Although there were fur­ther chances for both teams to grab a win­ner, the score re­mained 2-2 at the fi­nal whis­tle. Mean­while, Bath Buc­ca­neers’ ladies 1st XI en­joyed a 5-3 away win at Chel­tenham. The scor­ers were Rachel Jack­son, Tess Han­nah (2) Katie Pax­man and Ciara Brana­gan. Mean­while, Lau­ren Work­man got the win­ner in the ladies 2nd’s home win against Taun­ton Vale. The club’s ladies 3rds beat Mendip 2-0 with goals from Grace Fry and Rosie Tay­lor-jones. The ladies 4ths beat Sal­is­bury 3rds 4-1 at home with goals from Ge­orgie Bale, Nikki Maclean (2) and Nia Rees-saun­ders. Buc­ca­neers men’s D side drew 1-1 with Bris­tol Univer­sity B at Coombe Din­gle, David Arm­strong on tar­get for the Buc­ca­neers. The men’s E side drew 2-2 at home against Mendip, Sam Reeves scor­ing twice for the Buc­ca­neers. The men’s C side lost at home 4-1 to Mid Som­er­set, Zeb Gold­smith scored the host’s only goal. Buc­ca­neers’ mens G side beat vis­i­tors Chich­ester 5ths 5-2 with goals from scor­ers Adam White­ley, Fin Marks and Vic­tor Ball. Else­where, City of Bath Hockey Club’s men’s 1st XI lost 2-1 at Taun­ton Vale in the Cham­pi­onship last week­end. It was lit­tle bet­ter for the sec­onds who lost 3-1 at home to Bris­tol UWE. City of Bath’s B side fared bet­ter, en­joy­ing a 7-1 win over City of Bath C. City of Bath’s women’s 1st XI drew 2-2 away to West Wilt­shire in Wes­sex Di­vi­sion 1 of the West Clubs Women’s League. In Di­vi­sion 2, the 2nds lost 4-0 at home to Sal­is­bury 4ths.

PHOTO: Ar­tur Les­niak

Team Bath Buc­ca­neers E (navy) drew 2-2 wi­ith Mendip

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