November 20, 2014, by Lee Chrimes
BUCS round-up 19 November 2014
Nottingham were pushed to the limit this week in what proved to be the most testing Wednesday of the BUCS season. However, there were still a number of notable displays from the 23 wins.
Ladies’ Badminton continued their good form from last time out by convincingly beating Durham 1st 7-1 at Sutton Bonington. The men’s teams also enjoyed a fruitful afternoon, the 1st and 2nd teams beating Worcester and Coventry respectively, whilst the 3rd team came unstuck against Warwick.
There was also joy for Men’s Fencing 1st team who were victorious over Loughborough 1st 135-66. Nonetheless, it was away at Aston where the most dramatic action of the afternoon took place as the 2nd team match went the distance. The scores were level 124 apiece after the final period, only for Aston to sneak a victory by two weapons to one.
Trent seemed to be the theme of the BUCS this week, as a mini derby day took hold of the fixtures. The Men’s Table Tennis 1st team unfortunately just fell short, but the 2nd team made up for the defeat with a comfortable 11-6 victory against Trent 2nd. It was the Women’s sides who enjoyed the greatest success against our rivals; Women’s Football 2nd XI piled on the misery with a 6-1 win, Women’s Rugby 1st XV cruised to a 37-7 victory at fortress Highfields and Women’s Netball 4th team triumphed 41-37.
Netball returned three wins from five games this week; the defeats for the 1st and 2nd teams couldn’t dampen the spirits of the other three sides who all won on home soil.
Whilst Hockey endured a tough afternoon (all but two of eleven sides were playing 1st teams), the Men’s 2nd XI built upon the Conference Cup success last week with a 12-0 thrashing of Oxford Brookes. In the late kick off at Beeston Hockey Club, the 1st XI narrowly lost 1-2 to Durham but the 5th XI had no trouble beating Birmingham City 6-1 at University Park
Men’s Futsal 1st team recorded the result of the week by trouncing Warwick 1st 21-2. The 2nd team fought hard to beat Cranfield 5-3, whilst the 3rd team could do nothing to avoid a 5-10 defeat to Trent.
Finally, another Nottingham v Nottingham battle took place this Wednesday; however it didn’t quite have the thrills and spills of last week as the Women’s Squash 4th team beat their 5th team club members 4-1.
The Green and Gold remain at 4th in the BUCS standings, with the league points moving on to 1460.
Position and points accurate at time of press
BUCS weekly report by Sebastian Chmielinski
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