BUCS Round-Up 23/10/19

VP Sport Dom Brown lets you know how our Bears fared home and away in this week's round of BUCS fixtures.

After a week away it’s great to be back and watching all of the great things happening home and away on a Wednesday.

Just before getting into the results, I have set up a work Instagram which I will be posting updates on and reposting your stories so make sure to tag me and follow! @rhsusport. Without further ado, let's get into this week’s results.

Women’s Rugby contested against a Surrey team consisting of contracted players and multiple coaches. Despite this, the girls battled extremely hard on the 3G for 80 minutes with the game ending all square at 17-17. This result sets up an exciting Varsity fixture next March on home turf. Meanwhile, our Gold Mixed 1st team put(ted) (I don’t apologise for that) four points past Imperial Mixed 1st team as they brought a 4-2 win back to Holloway.

In the sports hall, Badminton convincingly beat their City University counterparts 6-2 - well done to the girls! As well as this, Women’s Football 1st team were on the right side of a battering once more as they kept a clean sheet and put six goals past the UCL 2nd team keeper. That result puts them through to the next stage of the BUCS Cup where they, of course, will be looking to go all the way!

photo of the Women's Football first team following their 6-0 win over UCL's second team

Ruthless: Women's Football 1sts were delighted following their 6-0 win over UCL 2nds

This thrashing from Women’s Football contrasts to a far more competitive fixture that the Holloway Men’s Hockey 1st team faced on the astro against Brighton 1st team. The boys battled hard to overcome their opposition and end up winning 3-2 in a game that could have gone either way. Well done lads!

Our standout score this week comes from Women’s Hockey 1st team who comprehensively defeated Brunel Women’s 2nd team away in the BUCS Cup, moving them on to the next stage. This result, alongside the Hockey Men’s 1st team’s 3-2 victory against Brighton, who are top of the league above, shows the strength of the Hockey club so far this year.

In LUSL, the Men’s Football 4th team kicked off their first Wednesday league fixture with an entertaining win that consisted of early goals, penalties and late dramatic winners. Holloway came out victorious on the right side of a 5-4 victory against London Met 1st team.

Finally, a shout-out to Athletics who ran in their first competition last week - congrats to the Athletics club and well done to all the individuals that competed!

It's been another great week for our Bears - well done to all teams! Make sure that you keep posting on social media to keep us up to date with fixtures and so you can be recognised for your amazing work!

Dom Brown // Vice President Sport