Sunday 21 and Wednesday 24 of January marked the return to BUCS fixtures in 2018 for the Bucks New University sports teams. We had 7 fixtures in total scheduled, with 4 of them at home. However, due to the weather conditions and difficulties with umpires, only 3 went ahead.
The week started with Futsal away to Brunel's 2nd team. It has been a difficult year for Futsal with limited numbers and training opportunities, they had a really positive look towards 2018 with Pablo their captain certain of a more successful end to their season. In a match full of tactics and intricate play our Bucks boys were blown away by Brunel's preparation. The team are still looking ahead and remain positive that they will pull through right at the end to give us the lead against Roehampton come Varsity day.
Our two home football matches were unfortunately called off due to the poor weather conditions and this left the 3rds and 4ths out of action, their fixtures and looking to be rescheduled within the next 2 months so keep an eye out for those!
That left two games, Men's Football travelled to Royal Holloway, due to the weather the match was moved onto their artificial 3G turf. This made for an exciting game with the ball zipping back and forth between each team. The Buck's lads seemed to be getting comfortable on the away turf and eventually ran away with the points, scoring 4 goals and only conceding 1. David Warunge put the lads into the lead and ended his performance with a brace, Harry Phipps went on to score from a freekick, and Raiquan Joseph also bagged himself a goal. Overall a very successful day for our Men's Football 1st team.
Finally, we had Women's Badminton who were nervous in anticipation of the return to competitive fixtures. Unfortunately, Abi and Chloe saw little action, what with London South Bank struggling to field a full team. Susu, Tracy, Naomi, and Jess ran away with the show in their doubles matches remaining calm and confident under pressure. Not only did the girls pull off a magnificent 7-1 win but they are also this weeks Team of the Week.
2018 has started with a fair few hurdles and challenges but it has shown just how well our squads are developing and unifying on their road to Varsity. There is after all just 8 Wednesdays until Varsity!