#BUCSWednesday highlights: we came, we saw, we conquered.

Well that was an exciting first #BUCSWednesday of the season!  Together, our teams earned 28 wins, four draws and 19 losses. 

Here’s some of our favourite results from yesterday’s games:

MATCH OF THE DAY: Men’s Rugby League 1st vs University of Manchester Men’s 1st

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Local rivalries always run deep with this game, as our men’s rugby league team stepped out to face our Oxford Road neighbours, Manchester, in their first game of the 2015/16 BUCS season yesterday at Burnage RFC.

After missing out on promotion into the Prem last season, the team have gone into this year’s campaign with that dream in mind.  And this was apparent in yesterday’s game, as the team dominated play, quickly going 22 – 0 up.

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Despite the opposition consistently pushing forward to attempt to get some points on the board, the opposition struggled to break through a strong defensive line.  Their persistency was rewarded as, right before half time, the score stood at 22 – 6.

After a half time team talk from coach, Tony Benson, the team returned to the pitch.  Eager not to let complacency get the better of them, Ellis Humphries made the first try of the second half, followed by Mike Butt and Morgan Hinsley.

At full time, the scores on the doors stood at 34 – 6, a great start to the season for the team ahead of their away game against York St John next Wednesday.

Men’s Football 1st vs University of Leeds Men’s 1st

They came, they saw, they conquered.  After an incredible 2014/15 season, which saw the team earn promotion into the Northern 1A and win the Northern Conference Cup, the team went into their first game of the season against the University of Leeds with nothing but a victory in mind.  And it’s a victory they got, as the team came back from 1 – 0 behind to win 2 – 1.

Men’s Rugby Union 2nd vs Liverpool Hope 1st

Photograph by James Brewerton
Photograph by James Brewerton

Playing their first game of the season at Crewe Vagrants, our Cheshire-based men’s rugby union team stormed ahead to a 43 – 7 victory over visitors Liverpool Hope.

James Brewerton took some fantastic photographs from the match, which you can see over on his FlickR.

Netball 1st vs Chester 1st

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It’s going to be a very exciting year for our netball 1st team in the BUCS Northern 2A, as our team line-up includes sport scholars, Gabby Marshall (England U21), Rebekah Airey (England U19), Fran Duffy (Loughborough Lightning NPL), Chloe Shephard (Manchester Thunder) and Rachel Towell (U19 North West Regional).  And, yesterday’s game against Chester certainly started as the team mean to go on, as they stormed ahead to a 52 – 24 victory over the visitors.

Women’s Basketball 2nd vs Chester 1st

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It was a late tip off for our women’s basketball club who made their way to Chester.  Their patience throughout the day was not in vain as they brought back a fantastic 62 – 41 victory over their opposition!

Huge congratulations to all of our clubs who competed yesterday – it was a fantastic start to what promises to be an incredible season!  Roll on next Wednesday!

For a full list of results, carry on reading below!

Badminton Mens 1st (Manchester) University of Central Lancashire Mens 2nd 1 – 7 Win
Badminton Mens 2nd (Cheshire) Lancaster University Mens 2nd 0-8 Loss
Badminton Mens 3rd (Manchester) University of Liverpool Mens 3rd 5 – 3 Win
Badminton Mens 4th (Cheshire) Edge Hill University Mens 3rd 0-8 Loss
Badminton Womens 1st (Manchester) University of Salford Womens 1st 8 – 0 Win
Basketball Mens 1st (Manchester) Bangor University Mens 1st 49 – 64 Win
Basketball Mens 2nd (Cheshire) Keele University Mens 1st 43-41 Win
Basketball Mens 4th (Cheshire) University of Central Lancashire Mens 2nd 35-102 Loss
Basketball Womens 1st (Cheshire) University of Liverpool Womens 1st 44-46 Loss
Basketball Womens 2nd (Manchester) University of Chester (Chester) Womens 1st 42 – 61 Win
Football Mens 1st (Cheshire) University of Leeds Mens 1st 2-1 Win
Football Mens 2nd (Manchester) University of Salford Mens 1st 0 – 3 Win
Football Mens 3rd (Cheshire) Lancaster University Mens 2nd 3-0 Win
Football Mens 4th (Manchester) Mens 5th (Cheshire) 0 – 4 Win
Football Mens 5th (Cheshire) Mens 4th (Manchester) 0-4 Loss
Football Mens 6th (Manchester) University of Bolton Mens 1st 4 – 5 Win
Football Mens 7th (Cheshire) Keele University Mens 2nd 1-1 Draw
Football Mens 8th (Cheshire) University of Chester (Chester) Mens 2nd 2-0 Win
Football Womens 1st (Manchester) University of Leeds Womens 1st 8 – 0 Loss
Football Womens 2nd (Cheshire) Edge Hill University Womens 1st 1-1 Draw
Football Womens 4th (Cheshire) University of Central Lancashire Womens 2nd 1-14 Loss
Golf Mixed 1st (Manchester) University of Liverpool Mixed 2nd 2.5 – 3.5 Win
Golf Mens 2nd (Manchester) Keele University Mixed 1st 2 – 4 Win
Hockey Mens 1st (Manchester) University of Central Lancashire Mens 1st 6 – 1 Win
Hockey Mens 2nd (Cheshire) Liverpool John Moores University Mens 1st 2-1 Win
Hockey Mens 3rd (Manchester) Lancaster University Mens 2nd 1 – 3 Loss
Hockey Womens 1st (Cheshire) University of Salford Womens 1st 7-1 Win
Hockey Womens 1st Salford University Women’s 1st 7 – 1 Win
Hockey Womens 2nd Edge Hill University Womens 1st 2 – 2 Draw
Hockey Womens 3rd Lancaster University Womens 2nd 2 – 0 Loss
Lacrosse Womens 1st (Manchester) Bangor University Womens 1st 2 – 25 Loss
Lacrosse Mens 1st (Manchester) Northumbria University Mens 1st 32 – 1 Loss
Netball Womens 1st (Manchester) University of Chester (Chester) Womens 1st 52 – 24 Win
Netball Womens 2nd (Cheshire) University of Manchester Womens 2nd 23-68 Loss
Netball Womens 3rd (Manchester) Edge Hill University Womens 2nd 41 – 28 Win
Netball Womens 4th (Cheshire) University of Liverpool Womens 4th 16-76 Loss
Netball Womens 5th (Manchester) Bangor University Womens 1st 23 – 24 Win
Netball Womens 6th (Manchester) Keele University Womens 2nd 33 – 38 Win
Netball Womens 7th (Cheshire) University of Central Lancashire Womens 3rd 9-31 Loss
Netball Womens 8th (Manchester) Womens 9th (Cheshire) PP PP
Netball Womens 9th (Cheshire) Womens 8th (Manchester) PP PP
Rugby League Mens 1st (Manchester) University of Manchester Mens 1st 34- 6 Win
Rugby League Mens 2nd (Cheshire) Edge Hill University Mens 1st 16-60 Loss
Rugby Union Mens 1st (Manchester) University of Liverpool Mens 1st 21 – 16 Win
Rugby Union Mens 2nd (Cheshire) Liverpool Hope University Mens 1st 58-7 Win
Rugby Union Mens 3rd (Manchester) Keele University Mens 2nd 22 – 8 Win
Squash Mens 1st (Manchester) Newcastle University Mens 1st 4 – 1 Loss
Squash Mens 2nd (Manchester) Keele University Mens 2nd 1 – 2 Win
Squash Womens 1st (Manchester) University of Manchester Womens 2nd 4 – 1 Loss
Table Tennis Mens 1st (Manchester) University of Liverpool Mens 2nd 13 – 4 Loss
Tennis Mens 1st (Manchester) Bangor University Mens 2nd 2 – 10 Win
Tennis Womens 1st (Manchester) Liverpool John Moores University Womens 1st 6 – 6 Draw
Volleyball Womens 1st (Manchester) University of Manchester Womens 1st 0 – 3 Loss

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