Week 10 saw NTUs final week of fixtures with 71 fixtures scheduled across City, Clifton and beyond. Many league competitions are getting close to the end, with only 1 or 2 fixtures left after Christmas which will determine many Premier divisions.
In football, our Men’s 1st team had the opportunity to secure a top 2 finish in the Northern Premier division if they avoided defeat against a much changed strong, Loughborough University 1st team, who often mix their team with their weekend fixture commitments. NTU came away with the hard-fought point, with the game finishing 1-1, meaning a bye in the first knockout round of the National championship and a home draw for the quarter finals with a final game to go in the league.
Women’s 1st Lacrosse team faced the furthest trip of the week, travelling to Edinburgh. They faced the University for Edinburgh 2nd team, where a win would cement their top spot in Northern Premier 2. The girls once again dominated their fixture, winning 22-8, keeping them as firm favourites to win the division, this is a great achievement for the girls after only being promoted last year.
Our Womens Squash 1st team had a crucial fixture against University of Warwick 1st team at home this week. The match went down to the final fixture, with NTU 2-1 down needing a 3-0 win in the final match to secure a draw and win on games countback. Our no 1 seed put in a stunning performance and came away with necessary win, causing the team to win on countback, raising our hopes of survival in tier 1.
Also indoors at Clifton Men’s Table tennis 2nd team faced a National Trophy knockout competition fixture against Durham University 1st team. The team never looked troubled and sailed through to the next round 9-3.
Off Campus, the Golf mixed 1st team continued their league domination, with a 5-1 victory over University of Birmingham 1st team, securing promotion with 2 fixtures to go and remaining unbeaten.
Finally, a special mention to the 3 Men’s tennis teams competing on Wednesday, who all won their matches 6-0 respectively. Men’s 2nd team vs University Birmingham 2nd, Men’s 3rd team vs University of Leicester 2nd team and Men’s 4th team vs University of Birmingham 3rd team. A set of fantastic results delivered by our athletes.
Congratulations to all of our athletes and teams and good luck to those who will be competing later this week. We look forward to a second term jam-packed with fixtures.