WINDSOR ladies second team have leapt to fourth position in Trysports Division Four in one of their best starts to a season and after a hard-fought 3-1 win against Oxford 6s on Saturday.

Proving age is no match for experience, Windsor veterans Nikki Hill and Paula Green - with a combined age of 100 - were behind a series of slick short corner routines that out-foxed their younger opponents.

Hill opened the scoring after injecting and then racing to the near post to jab in a Green shot fired from the top of the D.

Her second came from a similar short corner and Emma Thatcher made it three, also from a short corner slipped to the right after Oxford had realised the Hill and Green show.

The visitors pulled a goal back but Windsor’s strength across the pitch gave them the upper hand.

Windsor travel to local rivals and eighth in the table Gerrards Cross 2s this Saturday.

The first team kick-started their season with a morale-boosting 5-1 win against Reading Rebels.

The must-win home game saw Windsor dominate play from the whistle, but a dogged Reading side dug in and soaked up 15 minutes of pressure before Sinead McCraith got the breakthrough.

A crisp diagonal pass from Emma Williams found McCraith who dodged past the defence to open the scoring, and she bagged her second on the stroke of half-time to give Windsor a two-goal cushion.

The second-half saw Reading come out fighting although there was little threat in the attack and Windsor looked comfortable on the ball.

Nifty stick work from Sarah Allan saw her beat her marker and find Maxine Bonnage in the perfect position to slot home for a third goal.

While Reading had their work cut out to keep Windsor from adding to their tally, there was no stopping Helena Bateman whose incredible shot from the right beat everyone to loop into the far right corner of the goal.

Minutes later Bateman scored again with a replica of her unstoppable first to make it 5-0 to the home side.

Despite the scoreline, Reading refused to give up and won a penalty corner with minutes left on the clock. A well-rehearsed double slip outwitted the defence and keeper to give the visitors a consolation goal.

The win has not lifted Windsor out of the danger zone in Trysports Division One but the three points will help dig them out of trouble if they are able to build on the it.

Only Sonning 3s stand between them and more points as they take on the second placed team this Saturday.

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