HAT-TRICK hero Ali Parkes kept promotion hopes for Windsor alive after a thrilling 4-3 home win against South Berks 2s on Saturday.

In a tense seven-goal extravaganza, the hosts clung on for a victory that places them in third position in the table and level on points with second-placed Thame.

Tom Everton also got on the scoresheet for


and this Saturday the Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division Two side play Oxford University 3s away in their fight for promotion.

Windsor 2s are battling for promotion from Division Five and helped their chances with a 3-1 victory away at Oxford 5s.

Currently in third place and with just a single point separating them from second-placed Leighton Buzzard 2s, they will host their arch rivals in a crucial clash that could be a game-changer for the winners.

The third team were thumped 8-1 away at Oxford Hawks 6s in Division Six and this Saturday they host Milton Keynes 4s.

Windsor ladies ground out a goalless draw away at Bicester in Trysports Division One last weekend.

Bicester tried to overrun Windsor by attacking in numbers, but key saves by Emma Cross plus gritty performances from captain Freya Hayter with Sarah Allan and Gerry Hyde at the back ensured a clean sheet.

The home team gave Windsor a couple of scares with one strike hitting the post and another just over the bar.

At the other end, Laura Hayes constantly troubled Bicester and both she and Mel Dobson gave the defence a torrid time.

Bicester had a rocky moment in the dying seconds when Windsor won a penalty corner but they were unable to convert it.

Although in fifth place, the mid-table and struggling teams have just five points separating them and positions could change quickly in the tightly contested division.

So when Windsor host foot-of-the-table team Sonning 3s this Saturday, they will have to be on their guard.

Windsor 2s took a step closer to promotion from Division Four after a dogged 4-2 victory against an awkward Wycombe 4s team.

With league leaders Sonning 4s suffering a shock defeat to Wychwood Badgers to end their 17 game unbeaten run this season, Windsor narrowed the gap at the top to two points.

Lying in second place and aware of the Sonning result because of the late push back, Windsor made a jittery start despite being on home turf.

They were stunned by an early Wycombe goal and took time to settle into their rhythm.

They eventually began stringing their passes together and Lucy Smith worked the ball across the D to Emma Thatcher who levelled before half-time.

Windsor looked more purposeful after the break and took the lead from a penalty corner. A top drawer injection from Nikki Hill beat the defence and found Paula Green, who fired her side ahead.

Just two minutes later, Windsor were on the back foot as Wycombe broke quickly and scored to level the scores at 2-2.

With all to play for, Windsor dug in and, when a reverse stick strike from Thatcher was only half-cleared, Smith pounced and tucked home the rebound.

As the game drew to a close, Windsor put the result beyond doubt from another quality penalty corner. Hill once again found green, who made no mistake with a terrific strike from the top of the D.

Windsor look to extend their current unbeaten run to six matches with a tricky away fixture at in-form Witney 3s this Saturday.