BUCS Match Report – 17.11.21

Week 7 of BUCS marked the halfway point for many of our teams at NTU, providing a good indicator of where our teams will be heading, as we move into the second round of league fixtures.

Two teams in a tight battle at the top of their respective Northern Premier divisions are both our Men’s Football and Men’s Lacrosse 1st teams.

Starting at our Clifton campus, Men’s football 1st team faced the University of Newcastle’s 1st in a tight battle with the winner taking 2nd spot, just 3 points behind leaders Stirling with a game in hand. NTU came out of an incredibly tight match with a 2-1 win, and will go into their last 4 games in the hunt for the top spot.

Not to be outdone, Men’s Lacrosse were away at Manchester Metropolitan University, tied for 1st in the Northern Premier Division with Durham. A tight match in the reverse fixture meant this match was not guaranteed. However, an excellent performance meant the team secured a 12-6 victory, ensuring they stayed joint top. A show-down fixture with Durham in January awaits.

Our Netball team played one of our last fixtures yesterday, facing a strong Loughborough University 2nd team, different to our football and Lacrosse teams, the 1st team were looking to maintain top spot in Midlands’s tier 1 and push on for promotion. They did not disappoint and were victorious 56-50, minting their strangled hold at the top spot.

Staying indoors, our Men’s table tennis team, required a tie to maintain their top 2 placing in Northern Premier division against University of Sheffield. On paper, what could have been a tricky tie, turned into a dominating win 16-1. Table Tennis is our Match of the Week, which you can find on the Instagram highlights here:

Not to be outdone by a fellow racket sport, our Squash Womens 1st team had a fantastic victory as they faced Loughborough University 1st team achieving a 3-1 win, to boost their hopes of survival and have them looking up the league.

Finally at Nottingham Rugby Club, our Men’s Rugby Union 1st team were facing off against University of Birmingham Men’s 1st team, with NTU needing the win to keep the pressure on current leaders, University of Newcastle. The team came away with a 43-19 victory to keep their hopes of a push for BSR promotion alive.

See our full results list here.

Find next weeks fixtures here.

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