3rd December 2018
With four wins from four, Islington have enjoyed a flawless start to the season in the men’s Regional League South East 1. This weekend they were finally undone by Oxford University by three goals in a 19-22 scoreline. Elsewhere in the league, Cranfield narrowly beat Cambridge II, and Essex beat London GD II.
Oxford had a three goal lead at half-time, a margin they maintained until the final whistle. Despite this defeat, Islington remain top of the league by virtue of having played an extra match. Oxford are in second, with four wins from four.
Essex defeated London GD II 28-18. At half-time it was 10-7 to Essex, who stretched their lead out in the second half. Cranfield beat Cambridge II for their first win of the season; Cambridge II have had five defeats in five matches so are still waiting for their first three-pointer.
Cranfield had a four point lead at half-time which they maintained to the close. Martin Toth scored an incredible thirteen times for the students, and Oscar Castaigne replied with seven for the East Anglians. Final score was 32-28 to Cranfield.
This weekend’s matches leave Islington top of the league a point ahead of Oxford in second, and Essex in third place just one point behind Oxford. London GD II, Cranfield and Cambridge II are then a margin behind, in positions four to six.