BUCS Round-Up: 10th March
The Mens 3rd side beat Sheffield Hallam 3-0 away from home in order to avoid relegation in their last match of the season. Finishing fourth, in a league of six, Leeds 3rds could easily have finished in a higher place. Leeds 2nd, who are currently top of the league, with their title decider next week still to play, have won five matches this season compared to the third teams’ four victories. Leeds 2nd, indeed, play Sheffield next week, with a victory for other side guaranteeing them the title, and a draw meaning Leeds will be the victors.
Leeds Womens 1st have already won their league title, with a 5-0 victory over UCLAN in the final game of the season cementing a season which saw some very impressive statistics: 10 matches played, eight victories, one draw and just one defeat. Added to this was the +49 goal difference that they managed to achieve, including an amazing 8-0 victory over Leeds Beckett. You will struggle to find more deserving champions than this group of players.
The Netball 1sts added to the success that Leeds Uni has produced this season, winning their league title by beating Newcastle 56-34 on Wednesday for the league title, with a match to spare. The 2nds, meanwhile, unluckily lost by a single point in their Cup Final against Edge Hill University. They need a huge victory away at Sheffield Hallam next week in order to win the league, but second place is more than achievable, depending on how results go from the other teams also. But all in all, both sides have had a very successful season and should be proud of their players.
It was a good season for the Womens Fencing as they finished in third place, after winning six of their fixtures, comfortably finishing about the bottom three, and not quite consistent enough to battle with the top two, as well as a quarter-final appearance, losing against Cambridge, after earlier dominating Cardiff Uni by beating them by 135-79. The Mens Fencing side meanwhile finished in second place, after unfortunately losing against eventual winners Sheffield on Wednesday. They too, like their female counterparts, made it to the quarter-final of the Cup competition, before losing to Aberdeen, with Leeds knocking out league title rivals Sheffield in the last 16 stage of the competition. It was a season to remember for both Fencing teams, as they contributed to the success that many of the Leeds University sides have had over the year in the various BUCS fixtures and tournaments.
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