Hockey: Jennings at the double

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THE comment by Oxford's coach, Gavin Featherstone, that 'they're playing without IQ' just about summed up this 2-2 draw in the annual fixture between the Army and Oxford University at Aldershot yesterday, writes Bill Colwill.

Featherstone, of course, was speaking about his own team but it could have been said equally of the Army - both seeming to forget about finishing.

With Oxford out to improve on their run of 13 matches without defeat, they were quickly into their stride with Chris Bloor setting up the first goal for Simon Morley in the 16th minute.

It was not until two minutes into the second half, from the Army's seventh corner , that the students conceded a penalty stroke, which Ian Jennings converted. Jennings, from another corner, put his side ahead after 49 minutes. Two minutes later, Oxford's top scorer, Martin Le Hurray, equalised. There was still time for both sides to squander numerous opportunities.

ARMY: S Walsh (RMA); J Free (RHA), M Way (DERR), A Chick (REME), G Day (RLC), I Jolly (RA), I Jennings (APTC), I Gall (RHA), T Wood (R Signals), A Smith (RLC), R Burton (R Signals). Substitutes used: J Williams (R Signals), B Bray (REME), W James (R Signals), M Bale (REME).

OXFORD UNIVERSITY: O Wessely (Worcester); S Mackay* (Pembroke), R MacDowell* (St Benets Hall), M Emes (St John's), J Pratt (University), M Le Hurray (Keble), A Khan (Christ Church), C Bloor (Keble), W Kendall (Keble), S Morley* (Green), D Edwards (St Edmund Hall). Substitute used: S Innes (New). * denotes Blue.

Umpires: R Southerden (BOHUA) and M Short (CSHUA).