#BUCSWednesday: Cup Week!!

There were a few rearranged league games this week, but it was also an important cup week. There were some fantastic results to help some of our teams progress to the next round!

Here’s our highlights from yesterday’s #BUCSWednesday

MOTD: Men’s Hockey 1st v Leeds Men’s 2nd

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In our Match of the Day, our men’s hockey 1st team faced Leeds men’s 2nd team in the quarterfinals of the conference cup. The game was a close battle throughout, but our team were able to book their place in the semi-finals, with a 3-2 victory.

It was the visitors who were able to take the lead early on in the game, scoring within the first five minutes. Our team proceeded to put pressure on the opposition, and were rewarded after 20 minutes when they slotted home the equaliser. Within minutes, our team were able to take the lead, following a great spell of team play. Their joy was short lived, as the home team were unable to clear the ball away from danger, allowing the opposition to equalise just before half time.

Our team started the second half brightly, putting constant pressure on the opposition. It was not long before we were able to regain the lead, making the score line 3-2. Our team continued to play well and were unfortunate not to score again. The opposition stepped up during the last five minutes, putting pressure on our team, although they were unable to break through our defence. With seconds remaining, Leeds were awarded a penalty corner. However, the home team defence remained strong and following a critical clearance on the line, the full time whistle blew, leaving the home side elated. They have booked themselves a place in the semi-finals, where they will face Northumbria 1st team at home on Wednesday 2nd March.

Men’s Water Polo 1st v Edinburgh 2nd


Our men’s water polo 1st team were able to progress to the second round of the trophy competition, after a close game saw them beat Edinburgh on penalties. Our team were only able to travel with seven players, and the opposition were able to pile the pressure on early in the game, taking a 3-0 lead. Our team were able to fight back to make the half time score 7-6 to Edinburgh.

Our team continued to play well, and after some strong team play, they were able to level the score to make it 9-9 by the end of the third quarter. With both teams battling hard to secure the victory, each team gained another goal in the final quarter to make the final score 10-10.

Both teams proceeded to take their penalties well, with all penalty takers scoring their first four attempts. At 4-4, it was the home team who stepped up for the next penalty. Our sport-scholar, Dan Paddon, playing out of position in goal was able to make a fantastic save to deny the home side. Our team were then able to remain composed and scored their final penalty to win the shoot-out. The team will now travel to Scotland again next week, where they will face St Andrews in the next round of the trophy.

Rugby League 1st v Loughborough 2nd


Rugby League continued their brilliant season, with a 51-4 victory over Loughborough 2nd in the BUCS trophy competition. After wet weather forced a late venue change, our team stormed to victory, with a very strong performance. It was one-way traffic in this game, and our team now face a trip to Oxford Brookes next Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

Netball 1st v Chester 1st


Our Netball 1st team have booked their place in the conference cup semi-finals, following a 62-37 victory over Chester. Our team took the lead early on and never looked back, with some great team play. Injuries had resulted in a few team changes, but with such a strong squad, our team remained composed and showed great spirit. They will now face Leeds Beckett 2nd team on Wednesday 2nd March.

You can read the full match report from this game, written by player of the match, Becky Airey here!

Men’s Basketball v Sheffield 1st


Our men’s basketball team join our list of teams who have progressed in the cup, having booked themselves a place in the conference cup semi-finals after a 70-59 victory over Sheffield. Heavy traffic and a delayed match prior to our game meant the fixture started later than scheduled. It took our team a little while to get into the game, but a great team effort meant that we were ahead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. The team will now travel to Bradford for their semi-final fixture on Wednesday 2nd March.

Men’s Rugby Union 2nd v Sheffield 3rd



Finally, our men’s rugby union 2nd team have booked their place in the plate semi-final, following a 17-10 victory over Sheffield 3rd team. It has been a strong season for our team so far and they will look to continue their unbeaten season with a trip to Cumbria in the next round on Wednesday 2nd March.

Congratulations to all of our teams who took part in fixtures yesterday! make sure you download the fixtures for Manchester and Cheshire:

24 Feb Manchester Fixtures

24 Feb Cheshire Fixtures

For results from this week’s games, continue reading below:

Sport Type Team Opposition Score Result
American  Football League MMU Mixed 1st University of Bradford Mixed 1st 27 – 20 Loss
Badminton League Mens 4th (Cheshire) Edge Hill University Mens 4th 0 – 8 Loss
Badminton League Womens 2nd (Cheshire) MMU 1st (Manchester) PP PP
Badminton League Mens 2nd (Cheshire) Lancaster University Mens 2nd 1 – 7 Loss
Basketball League Mens 3rd (Manchester) University of Cumbria Mens 1st PP PP
Basketball Knockout Mens 1st (Manchester) University of Sheffield Mens 1st 59 – 70 Win
Basketball Cup Womens 1st (Cheshire) University of Liverpool Womens 1st 37 – 39 Loss
Football League Manchester Womens 3rd MMU Cheshire Womens 4th 5 – 1 Win
Football Knockout Womens 1st (Manchester) Nottingham Trent University Womens 1st 7 – 0 Loss
Football League Mens 4th (Manchester) UCLAN Mens 3rd PP PP
Football Cup Mens 1st (Cheshire) Liverpool John Moores University Mens 1st PP PP
Football Cup Womens 2nd (Cheshire) University of York Womens 1st 0 – 16 Loss
Futsal League  Mens 1st University of Leeds Mens 1st 6 – 2 Loss
Futsal League Mens 1st University of Liverpool Mens 1st 7 – 6 Win
Futsal League  Mens 1st Edge Hill University Mens 1st 11 – 3 Win
Hockey Knockout Mens 1st (Manchester) University of Leeds Mens 2nd 3 – 2 Win
Hockey League Womens 3rd (Manchester) Lancaster University Womens 2nd PP PP
Hockey League Mens 3rd (Manchester) Lancaster University Mens 2nd PP PP
Hockey League Womens 2nd (Manchester) University of Salford Womens 1st 5 – 0 Win
Hockey Cup Mens 2nd (Cheshire) Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) Mens 2nd 4 – 6 Loss
Lacrosse Knockout Womens 1st (Manchester) Durham University Womens 4th 24 – 4 Loss
Netball Knockout Womens 6th (Manchester) Edge Hill University Womens 4th 55 – 23 Loss
Netball Knockout Womens 1st (Manchester) University of Chester (C) Womens 1st 62 – 37 Win
Netball League Womens 7th (Cheshire) University of Cumbria Womens 3rd 9 – 40 Loss
Rugby League Knockout Mens 1st (Manchester) Loughborough Mens 2nd 51 – 4 Win
Rugby Union League  Mens 1st (Manchester) University of Hull Mens 1st PP PP
Rugby Union Knockout Womens 1st (Manchester) University of Liverpool Womens 1st 55 – 0 Loss
Rugby Union Cup Mens 2nd (Cheshire) University of Sheffield Mens 3rd 17 – 10 Win
Squash League Mens 2nd (Manchester) Edge Hill University Mens 1st PP PP
Squash Knockout Mens 1st (Manchester) Leeds Beckett University Mens 1st 5 – 0 Loss
Table Tennis League Mens 1st UCLAN Mens 2nd PP PP
Tennis Knockout Womens 1st (Manchester) Leeds Beckett University Womens 2nd 8 – 4 Loss
Water Polo Knockout  Womens 1st (Manchester) University of Dundee Womens 1st 10 – 7 Loss
Water Polo Knockout  Mens 1st (Manchester) University of Edinburgh Mens 2nd 15 – 14 Win



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