Ladies 1 make hard work of final game of season – promoted at last

South Divion 3a Banbury L1 - 1 Hampstead & Westminster - 1 Having been promoted last week, the Ladies 1 were looking for a win to end the season. They changed the style and played guys hockey in the first half with no luck. Hampstead & Westminster Ladies kicked the ball to a forward in the 'd' who slotted it ... More

Ageing Disease Phenomenon Hits Bracknell

MBBO Div 8 Banbury Piranhas 1 Bracknell "Terriers" 1 The Piranhas faced a Bracknell Terriers team who seemed to have aged 20 years since before Christmas. The boyish looks had gone from 90% of the team as they'd obviously been stricken down by some rare "ageing disease" - unlike me where the reverse is, of course, ... More

Banbury Juniors take first place at Bicester Festival

Today Banbury u10s and u12s stepped up a gear and all played extremely well on the pitch. In the u10s age group Banbury 'A' finished top of their pool with 3 wins and a draw. Banbury 'B' came in 2nd in their pool with 3 wins and a loss. In the u12s, Banbury 'A' finished in 2nd place on goal difference and Banbury 'B' ... More

Hockey Hockey Hockey

MBBO Div 10 Banbury 4 - 2 Abingdon - 1 A good win yesterday, with a score line that flattered the other team. Next week is our “Cup Final” game as it is against Newbury & Thatcham, who are currently a point behind us. It is a cup final in the sense that the winner of that game is likely to take the third spot ... More

Ladies 1 League Champions 2014-2015

South Division 3a Banbury L1 - 5 Teddington - 0 Banbury travelled to Teddington in their penultimate match to gain a 5-0 victory, adding to the goal score of 105 this season. After a brief watering the moist pitch lead to some bouncing passes to start off with. Despite this Banbury started with positive movements ... More

Ladies 1 put 5 past Hampstead to increase lead in promotion race

South Divison 3a Banbury L1 - 5 Hampstead & Westminister L3 - 1 Banbury travelled to London late on Sunday afternoon to play a rearranged league game against bottom of the league Hampstead and Westminster 3s. Banbury travelled with only 12 players with Ann Glover coming out of retirement to ensure the girls had ... More

Inanimate Object Foils Piranha Victory

MBBO Division 8 Banbury Piranhas 1 Reading Rovers 1 An inanimate object was wholly to blame for the Piranhas not deservedly bagging all 3 points against Reading on Saturday. By "inanimate object" I don't mean Matt Allman - it was the heinous turncoat vindictive left kicker belonging to Kit Lamb. But more of that ... More

The Oxford Brookes Goal Festival

MBBO Div 10 West Banbury M4 - 3 Oxford M8 - 6 Good Cop, Bad Cop and a thwarted aerial attack. With a number of regulars unavailable to play, Banbury 4’s still managed to get 13 players together to meet a rejuvenated Oxford team at the sun drenched Oxford Brookes sports centre. Both sides started with intent ... More

Ladies 1 put 5 past Wycombe to maintain top stop

South Division 3a Banbury Ladies 1 - 5 Wycombe Ladies 1 - 0 Banbury started strongly in The first few minutes passing the ball around the opposition creating many opportunities. Some great runs from Natasha Nunneley on the left opened up Sadie Lapper in the middle to win a short corner. The first shot was saved but ... More

Banbury Piranhas - 2 Oxford 7s - 1 The Piranhas decided not to win this match until the last 10minutes. And why not? It was a sort of "self harm cocktail with a dash of mid life crisis, slug of masochism, with a twist of petulant teenager" type of performance. Bizarrely the 2 umpires advised the 2 captains at the ... More