Sport | Crucial football derby the highlight of this weeks BUCS action

Weather permitting, there will be plenty of Gryphons action this Wednesday afternoon, not least from a derby football match with rivals Met.

Kicking off at 2pm at Beckett Park, this fixture is an away tie, so any Uni support would be welcomed by the players, in a game which has historically been tough for them.

This season has been no different, as Uni sit 10 points below their rivals in the Premier North 1A, just one point from bottom-placed Chester. Any points gained here will be seen as a victory for Uni, following a narrow away defeat to Liverpool John Moores two weeks ago.

The prospects for the women’s squash team should be greater, however, as they look to book a place in the quarter finals of the national championships.

Facing Midlands 1A side Nottingham Trent, Leeds will look to push their home advantage, and maintain their momentum from a strong start to their Premier North season. A last-eight tie with Cardiff Met awaits the victors.

The women’s rugby union side will hope to build on a solid start to their season in a mid-table clash with fellow Northern 1A side Manchester. So tight is the table, a victory would provide a huge boost to their prospects of both safety in the league next season, and a potential late promotion push to the Premier North.

Elsewhere, the netball 2s face Hull at the Gryphon Centre, while the men’s badminton 2s face York in The Edge, at 5pm and 2pm respectively.

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Jamie Kirby

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