Kavanagh’s the hat-trick hero

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A Martin Kavanagh hat-trick helped Milton Keynes 2nds secured a hard fought 3-3 draw away at high flying Oxford Hawks.

MK, whose results of late have been mixed, started brightly but found themselves behind early on as Hawks converted their first shot on goal.

The visitors continued to calve out chances but as in previous weeks just couldn’t convert them.

They were made to pay as Oxford extended their lead with a quick break away goal.

MK rallied though and Kavanagh bagged his first of the game, drilling the ball to the par corner past the keeper from just inside the D.

Just before the break MK drew level from a short corner. Kavanagh powered the ball home with a straight strike, leaving the keeper no chance.

Both sides came out in the second half looking to take the game by the scruff of the neck but as the half went on it became disjointed.

Hawks struck first after a swift counter attack after an MK short corner broke down.

It was end to end stuff now and the visitors soon grabbed an equaliser.

Kavanagh swivelled well and slotted the ball home to complete his hat trick.

MK dug deep and showed character to hold on and secure a hard fought draw.

The Ladies 3rds shared out a 0-0 draw with Kidlington 1sts.

Despite many long corners MK couldn’t quite find the goal, while defending stoutly to prevent Kidlington from carving themselves a clear-cut opportunity.

MK had many runs deep into the Kidlington 23 but couldn’t quite get a shot off on target.