Sports roundup

All you need to know about Oxford sport in 1st Week.

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Julian Austin scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot as the Blues secured a 1-0 win over Hartpury Academy on Wednesday. OUAFC sabbatical officer Alex Biggs said: “The display married resilient defensive play with counter-attacking flair and bodes well for the season to come”.

Blues hold out against Hartpury

The Centaurs won 1-0 against the development squad.

Exeter went to the top of the JCR Premier Division after beating St. Hugh’s 5-1. They’re ahead, by virtue of goal difference, of St. Catherine’s, who won 2-0 against Lincoln. The week’s other fixture was a 0-0 draw between Worcester and Wadham.

St. Edmund Hall and Queen’s are the early pace-setters in the First Division. Teddy Hall beat Merton/Mansfield 3-1 and Queen’s won 5-4 against New in a goal-filled encounter. Brasenose and Balliol picked up a point apiece after a 2-2 draw.

The Second Division provided plenty of goals as St. John’s beat Keble 5-3, Christ Church picked up a 4-2 victory over Somerville and Trinity won 2-0 against LMH.

Elsewhere St. Catherine’s 2nd Team won 5-3 against Regent’s Park in the Reserves First Division and, in the Reserves Second Division, Christ Church 2nd Team put 8 goals past Harris Manchester, with the match finishing 8-2.



The Blues lost 17-8 to Leicester Tigers in a friendly at Iffley Road, with Sam Egerton scoring Oxford’s only try.

The inter-college Division 1 got up and running with St. Catherine’s beating Merton/Mansfield 46-10, Oriel triumphing by an emphatic 36-0 scoreline over Christ Church and Keble winning 31-7 against St Edmund Hall.

In Division 2, Exeter narrowly beat Pembroke 19-15 and New ran out 19-14 winners against Worcester.

Division 3 saw Lincoln win 28-24 against CCC/Somerville and LMH dispatch St. Anne’s & St. John’s 19-12.

Finally, plenty of points were scored in division 5 as Wadham beat Hertford 53-27 and Queen’s won 44-0 against the Teddy Hall Hilarians.