Our sports teams found enough energy in their tanks to record their best results in the final round of BUCS results this year – all despite the extra exertions of Varsity season.
With ten wins from 16 fixtures, the week was one to remember, with a number of our sides also securing first or second league spots in the process.
It was a hugely successful week for our badminton players, with all three sides recording home wins, and a pair of 6-2 victories for the men’s sides meant that they finished the season top of their respective divisions.
The firsts triumphed over their University of Lincoln counterparts, while the seconds were too strong for Bishop Grosseteste seconds.
Completing a successful day for the club, the women’s side strolled to an emphatic 8-0 win over Anglia Ruskin.
Netball thirds’ victory away, also at Anglia Ruskin (thirds), saw them lift the league title – but only just. The 20-point margin in their 38-18 success proved pivotal in deciding the destination of the trophy, pipping Ruskin’s second team to the top spot on goal difference.
Celebrations continued elsewhere, too, as our women’s football first-string travelled to Nottingham Trent seconds, and ran out 3-1 victors to ensure they finished top of the pile, while men’s tennis recorded their eighth win in a row, defeating Northampton firsts 4-2 to finish second in the table.
Mixed golf picked up a 4-2 win on their travels to Anglia Ruskin firsts and women’s volleyball firsts were too strong for Lincoln firsts, sending the visitors home on the back of a 3-0 loss.
Women’s rugby put aside the disappointment of seeing their Varsity fixture postponed to put in a commanding performance away at Nottingham Trent’s second XV. They brought back the points with a 42-12 thrashing of their East Midlands rivals.
Rounding up the wins were men’s football fourths, who edged out Lincoln seconds on their own patch 2-1.