WINDSOR ladies racked up their seventh consecutive win with a dazzling performance to beat Oxford University 4-0 on Saturday.

Facing a team with a formidable defensive record, visitors Windsor knew they had to be on top of their game to get a result.

And while they started in a measured way with a steady build-up, it was Oxford who gave Windsor a scare when a striker broke through with just keeper Emma Cross between her and the goal.

Cross was more than a match for the runaway forward, closing her down quickly and snuffing out the threat to the relief of the team.

With danger averted, Windsor took control again and Steph Hopkins drilled in a ball from the top of the D where Lucy Smith expertly deflected it on her reverse stick and past the keeper to open the scoring.

The visitors netted a second goal within minutes when captain Freya Hayter fired in a clean shot from a penalty corner.

Stung by the two goals, Oxford’s dark blues fought hard to get a grip on the game and they looked to be back in it when a goalward bound strike came perilously close to the line only to be thwarted by defender Ellen Taylor, who calmly cleared.

Windsor made it 3-0 as Hayter struck again with a cheeky flick from close range to put her team firmly in the driving seat.

But, just as Windsor relaxed with seconds before half time, Oxford hit back with a brilliant reverse strike heading for the top left-hand corner of the net.

As the hosts were about to celebrate, Cross pulled off a remarkable save and managed to get a glove to the dipping shot to parry the ball to safety, deny the striker and preserve her record of a fourth clean sheet in a row.

With Windsor in full control at the re-start, they continued to apply the pressure, forcing the Oxford keeper into a series of smart saves.

There was still a goal left in the game and the rout was complete when skipper Hayter dribbled the ball into the D and passed to Helen Edwards who finished in style.

While Oxford battled to get something out of the game, player of the match Cross was in no mood to concede and dealt with everything the hosts threw at her.

Windsor remain top of Trysports Division One but have promotion rivals Milton Keynes breathing down their necks with four points separating the teams, although Milton Keynes have a game in hand.

This Saturday Windsor take on Maidenhead 3s in a must-win derby.

Windsor 2s lost 2-1 at Amersham & Chalfont 4s in a game where the blustery conditions were challenging.

A howling wind on the host’s hilltop pitch made communication difficult and Windsor struggled for the first half.

Amersham made most of home advantage and dominated play, breaking away several times but were unable to make the final shot count.

They patiently built up their attacks however and got the breakthrough when a midfielder carried the ball down the left flank and across the baseline unchallenged, forcing keeper Ruki Sayid to come out and commit.

While the keeper cleared the cross, Amersham were quick to retrieve the ball and seeing the keeper off the line, drilled it to the far post.

Windsor remained resolute and settled better in the second half with Annalise Hogan threading her way through a wall of red and blue shirts and creating openings.

However, the visitors were unable to capitalise on the chances and, with the team caught high up the pitch, Amersham hit them on the counter attack with the keeper facing a two-on-one.

Sayid was stranded between the two strikers, the ball was swiftly passed and drilled into the back of the net to give Amersham a two-goal advantage.

Windsor’s heads did not go down and a hard-won penalty corner was converted by Hogan in a training ground set-piece to give the visitors a consolation goal.

The Trysports Division Three team host Sonning 4s this Saturday in a game where both teams need the three points to shore up their mid-table positions.

Windsor men won 3-2 at home against Wallingford 2s with a brace from Ali Parkes and a goal from Alex Vallone.

This Saturday, the Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division Two side play West Hampstead 3s away.

In Division Five, the second team lost 2-0 away to Amersham & Chalfont 3s and next host top of the table Reading University Knights 5s.

Windsor 3s were thumped 8-0 at home by Wootton Wanderers and the Division Six team play Banbury 4s away on Saturday.