BUCS round up week four
3 November 2017 - Sean Freer
Carnegie Sports’ Match of the Week saw Beckett’s Ladies Football 1sts take on rivals Loughborough in a closely-matched encounter.
Beckett WFC held to 0-0 draw by University of Loughborough
Beckett Ladies 1sts were held to a nail-biting 0-0 draw against the University of Loughborough.
Beckett started the game in dazzling fashion, with maestro Abi Lee conducting the play from the middle for the home side. Lee’s skill and pinpoint passing bamboozled the Loughborough defence, sending winger Kirsty Hanson away on numerous occasions.
Beckett pressed hard down the wings for the early stages of the first half, with Hanson narrowly missing a number of chances for the home side.
Both teams worked hard on the counter attack, enjoying mixed opportunities but neither side were able to take the advantage throughout the opening half.
Rejuvenated after the break, Beckett dominated for the second half, with Lee and Hanson linking up again with passages of play that would have made Iniesta and Messi jealous.
Beckett’s fancy footwork and neat passing led to the best chance of the game, with Hanson cutting back inside before lofting her shot just over the bar.
Despite the dominance of possession and territory, the home side nearly conceded late on but for a wonderful save from keeper Beth Seasman after Loughborough’s break on the counter attack in the final minutes of the match.
The draw was an encouraging result for the girls who are still searching for their first win of the season.
Beckett WFC will enjoy another home game next Wednesday as they host Durham University, kick off 2pm at the Centre of the Track pitch. Good luck!
Beckett WFC’s Team of the Week
Beckett RFC dominate University of Exeter
Beckett’s Super Rugby campaign continues to steamroll on with an emphatic 28-7 victory over top of the table Exeter.
The match started in rip-roaring fashion, Outside Centre Dan Kelly setting the game alight with a wonder try in the opening minutes to put Beckett 7-0 up. Exeter, though, showed their worth with a score of their own to level the scores 7-7 in the first half.
After a nip-and-tuck opening half, Beckett started the second in similar vein to the first with Winger Daniel Leake collecting a towering bomb to race away 40m for a 14-7 lead.
Leake then claimed his second minutes later with easily a contender for try of the year, Fly Half Sam Fox catching the Exeter defence out on their own try line with a cheeky chip to the corner to extend Beckett’s lead 21-7.
Credit to Exeter, however, as they continued to push hard to get back into the contest but were denied certain tries on three occasions by determined goal line defence from Beckett.
After enduring over 20 minutes of pressure from the visitors, Beckett managed to strike late in the game scoring off of a rolling maul to earn them a bonus point with their 28-7 victory.
Beckett have now won four of their opening five matches and have moved up to 3rd following this week’s victory.
Beckett RFC take on 2nd place Cardiff Met in arguably the tie of the round next week, kick off 7pm at West Park Rugby Club. Here’s hoping Beckett make it five from six wins next week!
Sticking with Rugby Union, all five Men’s Rugby Union teams claimed victory in this week’s BUCS competitions, with Beckett’s Women’s teams match unfortunately being postponed. Congrats to all of our teams!
Back-to-back victories for Badminton
All three Beckett Badminton teams enjoyed victory in their BUCS fixtures. Beckett’s Men’s picked up where they left off from last week’s Match of the Week with another dominant victory, this time over the University of Sheffield 7-1.
Elsewhere Beckett’s Ladies 1sts dismantled rivals University of Leeds 7-1 in their BUCS fixture, whilst Beckett’s Men’s 2nds claimed yet another 7-1 win for the Badminton clubs over the University of Newcastle.
Well done Badminton on a successful week!
Congratulations to all of our big winners for this week’s BUCS fixtures!
Men’s 1sts vs University of Sheffield 7-1
Men’s 2nds vs University of Newcastle 7-1
Women’s 1sts vs University of Leeds 7-1
Men’s 1sts vs University of Salford 88-40
Men’s 3rds vs University of Sheffield 64-62
Men’s 2nds vs University of Sheffield 5-0
Men’s 4ths vs University of Hull 2-1
Men’s 1sts vs Liverpool John Moores 7-3
Men’s 3rds vs University of Newcastle 4-0
Men’s 1sts vs University of Loughborough 10-9
Men’s 2nds vs University of Manchester 5-4
Women’s 4ths vs University of Sunderland 78-19
Men’s 1sts vs University of Newcastle 62-6
Men’s 1sts vs University of Exeter 28-7
Men’s 2nds vs Strathclyde 38-26
Men’s 3rds vs University of York 33-31
Men’s 4ths vs Sheffield Hallam 101-7
Men’s 5ths vs University of York 38-24
Women’s 1sts vs St Andrews University 8-4
Women’s 2nds vs University of Leeds 1sts 12-0
Men’s 2nds vs University of Edinburgh 10-2
Men’s 3rds vs University of Durham 12-0
Men’s 5ths vs University of Newcastle 10-2
Men’s 6ths vs Teesside University 10-2
Men’s 7ths vs Northumbria University 10-2