Banbury had to settle for a point in Saturday’s rearranged South Club’s Women’s Hockey League 1-1 draw with Teddington.
The hosts started well with some excellent build-up play by Charli Price and Hayley Nunneley.
After some good stick work from Tasha Nunneley, the gaps opened in front of the goal but Banbury failed to capitalise on the pressure. With four crosses being missed in front of goal, Banbury became frantic and nothing they tried seemed to work.
But eventually they managed to breakthrough with Sadie Lapper taking the ball skilfully into the circle before passing to Tasha Nunneley who slotted in via a deflection from a Teddington defender.
Teddington came out hard after the restart and broke down Banbury’s game time and time again. They were quick to intercept, quick on the break and Banbury simply could not get their rhythm back.
Kristina Bull and Becca Edwards worked tirelessly in defence, ably assisted by Sam Humphreys, but Teddington were soon rewarded with an equaliser. Lotty Andrews made some vital saves to keep Banbury in the game.
Banbury worked hard but stopped playing as a team and gave the ball away far too easily. In the end they were grateful when the final whistle went and to take a point.