Trojans ladies hit Oxford Hawks for six to get their England Hockey Women’s Western Conference challenge off to a near perfect start.
They cashed in on Oxford’s late arrival due to the M3 traffic chaos and scored three times before Hawks had a proper goalkeeper on the pitch. They went on to win 6-0.
Oxford were forced to field skipper Bex Oakes in a kicking back role while goalkeeper Jess Hughes was struck in the traffic – and were 3-0 down when the minder arrived only to watch Heather Batten scream a drag flick into the roof of the Hawks net.
By then, Trojans were well in command on the back of a fourth minute opener by Cat Horn and a second from Bex Treharne.
It was virtually curtains for Oxford when Batten converted that penalty corner and all over bar the proverbial shouting a minute before half-time when Kat Petch fired a low shot across Hughes into the far corner.
Four ahead at half-time, Trojans added a fifth early in the second period when Treharne had a shot saved and Jill Tombs scored from the rebound.
Heather Batten completed the scoring for Trojans, who visit Gloucester City this Saturday.
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