This week saw a round of cup fixtures for the Uni sides, with plenty of highs and lows across the board.
The Rugby Union 4s made the most of their weak opposition by strolling to a 60-10 victory against a poor Leeds Trinity side. A more difficult fixture was in store for the Hockey 2s as they travelled to Hull to face their first team, and although the Gryphons haven’t mustered a victory in the league this year they came away from Humberside with a well-deserved 3-2 victory.
In the league, the mens Badminton 1s are still searching for their first win of the season after defeat to Liverpool 1s, which leaves them unfortunately rooted to the bottom of the table.
The women’s Lacrosse 1s are finding life similarly difficult after being promoted to the Premier Division North this year, and an 18-1 defeat to league leaders Durham compounded their misery.
Things couldn’t have been more different for the Netball 2s, as they added to their three match winning streak in the league by thrashing Salford 1s 62-24 in the cup. Strong shooting from Clare Steele and Sarah Hayne saw the Gryphons ease comfortably into the next round.
The performance of the round has to go to the Netball 5s, after an unbelievable win against Teesside 3s; Leeds won by an incredible 85-0 and were superior in every single department.
Attention now turns to next week, and the mens Volleyball side will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season at home to Newcastle, whilst the mens Fencing team will also be looking to remain undefeated in a tough clash with Liverpool 2s. The most eagerly anticipated match this week however has to be the Varsity rematch in the Rugby Union, as the Gryphons look to avenge their last-gasp defeat at Headingley.
Adam Le Roux
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