BUCS Round-Up - 28/11/18

This Wednesday I was back down for fixtures, many of which threatened to be tampered with by the wet and windy conditions.

Unfortunately the bad weather affected the women’s Tennis match which had to be postponed. We also had a couple of external competitions running with Cricket competing in their first indoor tournament winning three out of their four matches, while Riding team earned second place in a tough competition away from home. A big well done to both of those clubs!

Wednesday BUCS Results

In terms of the Wednesday BUCS fixtures, Golf weathered the miserable terrain to earn themselves a 5-1 victory against Portsmouth - no divots on the fairway for them! Men’s Football 1’s netted another win in an extremely convincing thrashing of LSE 2’s with Arman Aymond scoring a hat-trick - many congratulations to him. No back sticks for Hockey as the men’s 1’s brought home a 4-3 victory against Kings while the women’s 2’s remain unbeaten after winning 4-0. A special shout out to the women’s 1’s who battled extremely hard to earn a 4-4 draw against extremely strong opposition, captain Verity Jackson labelled it “our performance of the year so far”.

Netball 3’s were the only home team for the club this week and gained a comfortable victory whilst the 1’s came home with an extremely close and impressive 41-39 victory against an aggressive Reading team. Volleyball enjoyed the warm sports hall as the men’s team sealed a 3-1 win against a Brighton team which they always had control over. I watched Ultimate Frisbee outside in the cold and dark; I was amazed at their positive and uplifting team morale which seemed to carry through onto the pitch where they edged a 10-9 victory against Goldsmiths so well done to them!

Highlight Of The Week

The standout fixture this week was the late tip-off between men’s Basketball and London South Bank. Two extremely fast-paced and powerful teams went toe-to-toe, and excellently shooting from both teams meant that the scores in the first half were high. Holloway kept an arms distance throughout the game with varying leads stretching from two to 12 points in different stages. They managed to keep this lead until the last second but were on the edge of defeat when a Southbank player broke through. However, a game winning block from Ben Rawlins meant that the Bears secured a dramatic 67-66 victory.

Congratulations to all teams competing this week in all competitions. American Football are playing in their second BUCS fixture this Sunday on Eastfields so do come along and support. Also Varsity expression of interest is out so make sure you fill that out if you are looking to compete!

Dom Brown // Vice President Sport