Poole ensures Havant Ladies end barren run

Georgie Poole celebrates after scoring for Havant. Picture: Mick Young

Georgie Poole celebrates after scoring for Havant. Picture: Mick Young

Fran Clements scored for Havant Ladies. Picture: Mick Young (161166-05)

Havant unable to turn the corner at Horsham... Ladies lose to Banbury

James Speke. Picture: Mick Young

Speke nets but Havant are beaten by Bromley

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Havant ended a 19-month wait for a South Clubs’ Women’s League victory when they beat Oxford 2-1 at Barncroft Way on Saturday.

After falling behind to the visitors, Nicola Atkins levelled the scores from close range before half-time.

Georgie Poole then fired home the winner from a penalty corner in the second period.

Havant had not tasted league success since they recorded a 3-1 home win over Teddington in March 2015.

Bringing a halt to that barren run lifted them to seventh in division two.

And the boost in confidence helped them edge to a 1-0 victory over West Hampstead in round one of the National Trophy 24 hours later.

Cat Evans scored the only goal of a tight encounter when she turned in a cross from Laura Howe early in the second half.

Havant return to league action with a trip to Banbury on Saturday.

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