BUCS round up week five
9 November 2017 - Sean Freer
It was a tough week for some of Beckett’s top teams, but there's still plenty to smile about.
Match of the Week – Women’s Hockey
Leeds Beckett 1st Team 0 - 5 University of Nottingham 1st Team
It was a tough day at the office for Leeds Beckett’s women’s Hockey team as they endured a tough 5-0 defeat at the hands of Nottingham.
The home team faced a dominant Nottingham side that came into the contest on the back of an impressive 3-1 win over University of Edinburgh and continued their form into their match with Beckett.
Despite an amazing defensive effort, including some stunning saves by Beckett, they were not enough to repel the clinical Nottingham attack, as Nottingham went 3-0 up at half time.
An improved second half performance from Beckett saw them nearly score their first goal of the campaign, a well worked move from deep ended by a brilliant shot that went agonisingly wide.
Nottingham scored twice late on to claim a 5-0 victory that certainly didn’t reflect the efforts of the home team.
Beckett’s big winners – Women’s Rugby Union 70-10 Manchester
Beckett’s big winners for week five saw Beckett’s Women’s Rugby Union team rack up an impressive 79-10 victory over the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Beckett faced Manchester opposition for the second consecutive game, after enduring a narrow 27-19 defeat against University of Manchester and exacted their revenge in emphatic fashion.
Beckett’s 13-try haul highlighted the home team’s clinical attack but Beckett were just as ruthless in defence conceding just two tries in the match.
Great result for Beckett WRUFC and good look for your next fixture against our big city rivals University of Leeds next week!
Beckett RUFC suffer 24-18 home defeat to Cardiff Met
Leeds Beckett RUFC’s 1st team suffered an agonising 24-18 defeat to rivals Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Beckett went into the clash full of confidence, hoping to upset 2nd place Cardiff but the Welshmen proved too strong for the home side.
The Bears started off strongly, with dominant possession and territory in the early stages but were denied numerous chances from good scrambling defence by the visitors.
Beckett took the lead through a Connor Lloyd penalty but a brilliant inside ball from Cardiff unlocked the exceptional Beckett defence to give the visitors a 7-3 advantage.
After a nip-and-tuck first half, Beckett found themselves in the ascendency once again, in-form Winger Daniel Leake finishing off a sensational team effort in the corner, giving Beckett an 8-7 lead at the break.
Beckett’s half time advantage was short-lived, as Cardiff scored another scintillating try to reclaim the lead, 14-8, before Beckett conceded another shortly after to go down 21-8.
Despite the 13-point deficit, Beckett continued to fight hard and worked their way back into the contest, James Elliott finding his way over the try line to make it 21-13.
A late penalty to Cardiff all but sealed victory for the visitors but Beckett had the final say in the game as Captain Trystan Lloyd rampaged over to bring the scores to 24-18.
Agonising defeat for Beckett WFC
Last week’s Match of the Week stars Leeds Beckett WFC suffered a 5-1 defeat to table toppers Durham University.
WFC went into the contest searching for their first win of the season, after an impressive draw last time out against the University of Loughborough, but despite a determined performance from the home side Durham were dominant on the day.
Durham’s 5-1 victory sees them extend their lead at the top of the table, whilst Beckett sit 5th in search for their first win of the season.
Beckett’s Week Five Winning Teams
Men’s 1st vs Bangor University 8-0
Men’s 1st University of Sheffield Hallam 89-74
Mixed 1st vs University of Sheffield 4.5 -1.5
Mixed 2nd vs University of Sheffield 6-0
Men’s 1st vs Newcastle 3-1
Men’s 3rd vs University of Leeds 3-0
Women’s 3rd vs Shefield 2-1
Women’s 4th vs Edge Hill University 5-0
Women’s 1st vs Manchester 47-37
Women’s 2nd vs Liverpool John Moores 60-33
Women’s 4th vs Edge Hill University 42-30
Men’s 1st vs University of Leeds 46-10
Men’s 2nd vs Sheffield 39-20
Women’s 1st vs MMU 70-10
Men’s 4th vs York St John 40-15
Men’s 1st vs University of Leeds 3-0
Women’s 1st vs Nottingham 8-4
Men’s 2nd vs Nottingham 8-4
Men’s 3rd vs Chester 10-2
Men’s 4th vs Leeds Beckett 7ths 12-0
Men’s 5th vs Lancaster 8-4
Men’s 6th vs University of Leeds 8-4
Women’s 1st vs University of Chester 3-0