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Brilliant Buckingham win fifth title in seven years to set up shot at promotion

Buckingham Ladies Hockey Club will have the opportunity to win promotion back to the Investec Premier Division, the top tier of English hockey, in the end-of-season play-offs after sealing their fifth West League title in seven years.

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Defeat leaves Tows with four games to save their season

Defeat leaves Tows with four games to save their season

Towcestrians head coach Robbie George has urged his side to cut out the ‘simple errors’ if they are to win enough points from their final four games to secure survival this season.

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Phil Wright goes over for Buckingham. Pictures: Jake McNulty

Report and pictures: Bicester steal a march on rivals Buckingham in promotion tussle

Bicester have put themselves in pole position in the race for the Southern Counties North promotion play-off place after beating local rivals and fellow high-flyers Buckingham 23-11.

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Proud Jones urges table-topping Buckingham to keep their foot down for one final push

Buckingham head coach Zak Jones praised the character and resilience of his side after their potentially decisive 2-0 victory at title rivals Stourport, a win which takes them top of the Conference West.

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Buckingham nearing their best form ahead of title showdown

Buckingham nearing their best form ahead of title showdown

Buckingham head coach Zak Jones believes his side are nearing their best form at just the right time as they remain hot on the heels of this weekend’s opponents, Conference West leaders Stourport, ahead of the final four games of the campaign.

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Captain Zac Osborne leads from the front for Tows. Picture: Jake McNulty

Last-minute try leaves Tows deflated

Towcestrians remain unable to shake off the teams below them in National League 3 Midlands after conceding a last-minute try in a 29-27loss to Sandbach at the weekend.

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Ben Roe

Director of rugby George demands consistency from Tows ahead of Sandbach clash

Towcestrians director of rugby Robbie George has called on his side to improve their consistency over 80 minutes ahead of Saturday’s encounter with lowly Sandbach in National League 3 Midlands.

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Craig Holton

Hard-working Tows earn deserved win on the road

Towcestrians returned to winning ways by returning from Bridgnorth with a 10-8 victory.

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Tom Miles

Bicester miss out on place in Southern Counties final

Bicester missed out on a place in the Southern Counties Intermediate Cup final after losing their semi-final clash 27-10 at Swanage and Wareham.

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Bicester toppled after rare defeat

Bicester suffered just their third defeat of the season on Saturday when they went down 30-14 at Beaconsfield, a result which knocked them off the top of the Southern Counties North.

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Liam Wilkinson powers over for an early Tows try. Picture: Jake McNulty

Towcestrians bid to bounce back at Bridgnorth after frustrating home defeat

Towcestrians head to lowly Bridgnorth this week aiming to return to winning ways and move back into the top half of National League 3 Midlands.

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Jamie Jones tries to break through for Brackley against Wellingborough OG. Photo: Neale Hutchinson

Maximum return is reward for Brackley’s endeavours

Brackley made it a maximum return for the month when they beat Wellingborough OG on Saturday.

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Jamie Lee goes over for a try. Pictures: Jake McNulty

Buckingham bid for fifth straight win at Thatcham after Stow victory

Buckingham travel to Thatcham this weekend bidding to continue their recent resurgence which has boosted their promotion hopes and lifted them to within touching distance of the top two in the Southern Counties North.

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Brackley's Luke Hallam Evans tries to break through the Bourne defence

Brackley end poor record at Bourne to take the points

Brackley finally put their poor record at Bourne behind them as they romped to a 22-13 victory.

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Match action from Saturday's game. Pictures: Jake McNulty

Bicester hit Ducks with first-half blitz to go top of the table

Bicester Rugby Club, the new Southern Counties North leaders, head to mid-table Beaconsfield this weekend looking to consolidate their position at the summit.

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Tom Miles was on form with the boot

First-half onslaught carries Bicester to victory

In their first game of 2017, Bicester picked up from where they left off before Christmas with a 20-12 win away at Thatcham that keeps them second and four points adrift of leaders Marlow in the Southern Counties North.

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Craig Holton was making his 100th Tows appearance

Tows stung by bees after poor first-half display

Towcestrians coach Robbie George was left to rue his side’s sluggish first-half performance after their 38-7 defeat to Birmingham & Solihull, a result which saw them drop three places in National League 3 Midlands.

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