BUCS Round-Up - 06/02/19

This Wednesday’s fixtures saw the usual league match-ups, as well as the next round of the BUCS Trophy for those who are still involved. As we approach Colours Ball and Varsity, two of the biggest sporting events of the year, it’s great to see that the passion and commitment that goes into every fixture hasn’t changed since the first week of term one. It bodes really well for those two events!

Let’s get into the results from Wednesday. Men’s Badminton 1st came out as winners in a 7-1 thrashing of St. Georges, while Netball 1st also claimed victory against our Varsity rivals, Surrey with a 43-36 score line. Well done for setting a big marker down before the 27th March! A fantastic double Trophy win for our Men’s and Women’s Fencing 1st as they both progress to the next round. The Men’s team stabbed their way to a 135-98 win, while the Women’s team came out on top in a narrow 130-120 victory.

Basketball also completed a double win in both, the men’s and women’s teams. Women’s beat Chichester while the Men’s came out on top against University of Oxford, well done to both! To continue the trend of double wins, Tennis got in on the act with Men’s and Women’s both winning. Men’s 1st beat Kent 10-2 while the girls won 8-4 against Hertfordshire.

Lots of goals in the Hockey this week as the Men’s 2nd thrashed Portsmouth 5-0, while the Women’s 1st put Kingston to the sword by annihilating them 9-0!

The highlight this week comes from Men’s Rugby 1st team who advanced to the semi-finals after beating the Chichester 1st away from home. This is a massive result for the boys, and I wish them the best of luck in the last four matches and hope they make it to the final!

In LUSL news, a big derby between the 3rd and 4th ended 3-0 to the former after an entertaining and fierce game that gathered a large crowd. Well done to the 3rd team!

In non-BUCS news, Trampolining competed in their third SUTL of the year. A large team of 17 travelled to compete over three individual categories. Their six new competitors all recorded a top 10 finish, which is incredibly impressive! Alongside this, they had a record number of SUTL for women, with a top 10 finish once again. In only their second time competing together, synchro SS2 also finished in the top 10. Finally, a medal placing for Rich Jenkin who came third. It is only his second time in a higher category so well done to him and the entire team, who have improved so much!

Well done to everyone this week. Please remember that Colours Ball tickets and nominations are now out. Don’t forget to get your ticket and to nominate your members and groups for awards!!