It was a busy week of fixtures for our teams this week, with some exceptional results and some very impressive scores!
Here’s our highlights of yesterday’s games!
MOTD: Rugby League 1st v Liverpool John Moores 1st
In yesterday’s Match of the Day, our Rugby League 1st team were able to storm their way to league victory, with a 42-10 win over Liverpool John Moores.
The team went into the game knowing that the league title was in touching distance. They have worked hard to get to this point for several years and were determined to better last season’s result, where they finished runners up in Northern 1A.
Our team could not have wished for a better start to the game, scoring two tries within the first five minutes to gain a 10-0 lead. On a clear day at the Manchester Regional Arena, there was some strong support for the MMU team, creating a great atmosphere. The supporters were delighted to witness another two very quick tries for the home side just before half time, leaving the score 22-0 going into the break.
Once the teams returned to the field, Liverpool John Moores, feeling determined to make things difficult for the home side, were able to score an early try, sending the message that the game was not over yet! Their joy was short lived however, as the home side responded straight away with another two tries to extend their lead.
Towards the end of the game, it was all about MMU, as they dominated with some great play. Looking very strong and playing exceptionally well as a team, our team were able to secure a well-deserved 42-10 victory, along with the long awaited league title.
Following this match, the team will begin their cup campaign in two weeks’ time, and will face either Loughborough 2nd team or today’s opponents, Liverpool John Moores. The team will also have to wait to try to seal promotion to the Northern Premier league, as they will have to compete in a promotion play off against a team from the Midlands, before the end of the season. We will be following their progress closely, and hoping further success is on the way!
For highlights, take a look at the video below, brought to you by student, Lewis Harrison!
Netball 1st v Keele University 1st
Our Netball 1st team continued their push for promotion with a victory over Keele with a spectacular 113-11 score line. Our team started with great intensity in a bid to gain an early lead, which their achieved in style, scoring five goals within the first 60 seconds of the match.
The home team gained in strength throughout the game, and by half time, the score was 63-5. There was no way back for Keele, as the home side showed just how much potential they have, and why they deserve to again promotion, securing 113 goals, to Keel’s 11 by the end of the game.
The result means that our team are now within touching distance of promotion, but with three league games left, they will look to continue their unbeaten run and will also be looking forward to their cup quarter final match in two weeks’ time.
Our sport scholar, Chloe Shepard has completed a full match report! Click here to have a read.
Women’s Hockey 1st v Edge Hill 1st
Our women’s hockey 1st team have started the second half of the season with a result they will not forget in a hurry, achieving a monumental 21-1 victory over Edge Hill. Our Manchester and Cheshire teams have joined this season to create our super club, and they have had a brilliant season so far, with all three teams putting in some fantastic performances.
This result leaves the 1st team sitting comfortably at the top of the league, having won all of their games and scoring 68 league goals, with an average of over nine goals per game. The team will look to build on their lead over second placed UCLAN, when the face University of Manchester next week.
Women’s Rugby 1st v Bangor 1st
Our women’s rugby 1st team were another team who were able to continue their unbeaten run in the league this season, enjoying a 57-10 victory over Bangor 1st team. This leaves our team placed 2nd in the league, with a game in hand over the leaders, Liverpool.
Our women’s rugby 2nd team also had a fantastic match yesterday, continuing their own unbeaten run, with a 24-0 win against University of Salford 1st, leaving our team at the top of the table.
With both teams doing so well, it is an exciting season for women’s rugby, and both teams will be battling hard to gain promotion.
Men’s Basketball 1st v Liverpool John Moores 1st
It was a great day for our men’s basketball 1st team who achieved an 85-55 victory over Liverpool John Moores. Our team started the game with great intensity and built up a strong early lead. Although our opposition gained in strength at points in the game, our team were able to maintain a comfortable lead throughout the game.
This result leaves our 1st team on the verge of promotion, and they will be looking to continue their unbeaten run when they face the University of Liverpool next week. The team will also be looking forward to their cup quarter final game against University of Sheffield 1st team, in two weeks’ time.
Congratulations to all of our teams who took part in fixtures yesterday! We have a busy fixture week next week, so make sure you download the fixtures for Manchester and Cheshire:
For results from this week’s games, continue reading below. For results from this week’s games, continue reading below. This week our teams gained 27 wins, 17 losses, 3 draws and 16 games were postponed.
|American Football||University of Bradford Mixed 1st||MMU Mixed 1st||30 – 0||Loss|
|Badminton||MMU Mens 1st (Manchester)||Edge Hill University Mens 1st||4 – 4||Draw|
|Badminton||MMU Womens 1st (Manchester)||LJMU Womens 1st||4 – 4||Draw|
|Badminton||MMU Mens 3rd (Manchester)||University of Cumbria Mens 1st||8 – 0||Win|
|Badminton||Mens 4th (Cheshire)||Edge Hill University Mens 4th||PP||PP|
|Badminton||Mens 2nd (Cheshire)||Keele University Mens 2nd||3 – 5||Loss|
|Badminton||Womens 2nd (Cheshire)||Liverpool Hope University Womens 1st||4 – 4||Draw|
|Basketball||MMU Womens 1st (Manchester)||University of Cumbria Womens 1st||PP||PP|
|Basketball||MMU Mens 1st (Manchester)||LJMU Mens 1st||85 – 55||Win|
|Basketball||MMU Mens 3rd (Manchester)||University of Chester (Ch) Mens 2nd||80 – 27||Win|
|Basketball||Womens 1st (Cheshire)||University of Salford Womens 1st||66 – 88||Loss|
|Basketball||Mens 4th (Cheshire)||University of Cumbria Mens 1st||60 – 47||Win|
|Basketball||Mens 2nd (Cheshire)||Lancaster University Mens 1st||45 – 100||Loss|
|Cricket (Indoor)||MMU Mens 1st (Manchester)||UCLAN Mens 1st||111 – 95||Win|
|Cricket (Indoor)||LJMU Mens 1st||MMU Mens 1st (Manchester)||106 – 55||Win|
|Cricket (Indoor)||Mens 2nd (Cheshire)||Lancaster University Mens 1st||98/4 – 98/2||Loss (on wickets taken)|
|Cricket (Indoor)||Mens 2nd (Cheshire)||University of Manchester Mens 1st||95 A.O – 122/4||Loss|
|Football||MMU Womens 1st (Manchester)||Leeds Beckett University Womens 2nd||3 – 1||Loss|
|Football||MMU Womens 3rd (Manchester)||MMU Womens 4th (Cheshire)||PP||PP|
|Football||MMU Mens 6th (Manchester)||Edge Hill University Mens 2nd||1 – 2||Loss|
|Football||MMU Mens 2nd (Manchester)||Edge Hill University Mens 1st||2 – 1||Win|
|Football||MMU Mens 4th (Manchester)||Keele University Mens 1st||PP||PP|
|Football||Mens 1st (Cheshire)||Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Mens 1st||PP||PP|
|Football||Mens 8th (Cheshire)||Bangor University Mens 2nd||PP||PP|
|Football||Mens 7th (Cheshire)||University of Chester (Warrington) Mens 2nd||PP||PP|
|Football||Mens 3rd (Cheshire)||University of Cumbria Mens 2nd (Lancaster)||PP||PP|
|Football||Mens 5th (Cheshire)||University of Chester (Warrington) Mens 1st||PP||PP|
|Football||Womens 2nd (Cheshire)||Liverpool John Moores University Womens 1st||PP||PP|
|Football||Womens 4th (Cheshire)||Manchester Metropolitan University Womens 3rd (Manchester)||PP||PP|
|Futsal||University of Chester Mens 1st||MMU Mens 1st||4 – 7||Win|
|Futsal||Lancaster University Mens 1st||MMU Mens 1st||4 – 6||Win|
|Futsal||Bishop Burton College Mens 1st||MMU Mens 1st||W/O||Win|
|Golf||MMU Mixed 2nd (Cheshire)||MMU Mixed 1st (Manchester)||6 – 0||Win to 1sts|
|Hockey||MMU Womens 2nd (Manchester)||University of Manchester Womens 3rd||4 – 1||Win|
|Hockey||MMU Mens 1st (Manchester)||LJMU Mens 1st||3 – 2||Win|
|Hockey||MMU Mens 3rd (Manchester)||University of Bolton Mens 1st||6 – 1||Win|
|Hockey||MMU Womens 1st (Cheshire)||Edge Hill University Womens 1st||21 – 1||Win|
|Hockey||MMU Womens 3rd (Manchester)||University of Liverpool Womens 3rd||2 – 0||Loss|
|Hockey||Mens 2nd (Cheshire)||Keele University Mens 1st||5 – 3||Win|
|Hockey||Womens 1st (Cheshire)||Edge Hill University Womens 1st||21 – 1||Win|
|Lacrosse||MMU Mens 1st (Manchester)||Newcastle University Mens 1st||PP||PP|
|Lacrosse||MMU Womens 1st (Manchester)||Keele University Womens 1st||PP||PP|
|Netball||MMU Womens 3rd (Manchester)||University of Cumbria Womens 1st||53 – 16||Win|
|Netball||MMU Womens 1st (Manchester)||Keele University Womens 1st||113 – 11||Win|
|Netball||MMU Womens 6th (Manchester)||University of Chester (Ch) Womens 2nd||52 – 31||Loss|
|Netball||MMU Womens 5th (Manchester)||MMU Womens 4th (Cheshire)||50 – 13||Win|
|Netball||Womens 4th (Cheshire)||Manchester Metropolitan University Womens 5th (Manchester)||13 – 50||Loss|
|Netball||Womens 7th (Cheshire)||University of Manchester Womens 5th||3 – 66||Loss|
|Netball||Womens 2nd (Cheshire)||University of Liverpool Womens 2nd||21 – 44||Loss|
|Rugby League||MMU Mens 1st (Manchester)||LJMU Mens 1st||42 – 10||Win|
|Rugby League||Mens 2nd (Cheshire)||Lancaster University Mens 1st||WALKOVER||Loss|
|Rugby Union||MMU Mens 1st (Manchester)||Newcastle University Mens 2nd||PP||PP|
|Rugby Union||MMU Mens 3rd (Manchester)||University of Chester Mens 1st||PP||PP|
|Rugby Union||MMU Womens 1st (Manchester)||Bangor University Womens 1st||57 – 10||Win|
|Rugby Union||Womens 2nd (Cheshire)||University of Salford Womens 1st||24 – 0||Win|
|Rugby Union||Mens 2nd (Cheshire)||University of Central Lancashire Mens 2nd||35 – 11||Win|
|Squash||MMU Mens 2nd (Manchester)||University of Salford Mens 1st||9 – 1||Win|
|Table Tennis||MMU Mens 1st||University of Salford Mens 1st||13 – 4||Win|
|Tennis||MMU Mens 1st (Manchester)||University of Chester (Ch) Mens 2nd||10 – 2||Win|
|Volleyball||MMU Womens 1st (Manchester)||University of Sheffield Womens 1st||PP||PP|
|Volleyball||Womens 2nd (Cheshire)||Liverpool John Moores University Womens 1st||0 – 2||Loss|
|Volleyball||Womens 2nd (Cheshire)||University of Salford Womens 1st||0 – 2||Loss|
|Volleyball||Womens 2nd (Cheshire)||University of Manchester Womens 2nd||0 – 2||Loss|