With the first week of fixtures completed last week we thought some of the return to sports nerves would have been conquered, but it seems this week there were still a few jitters when it comes to fixtures.
Badminton were first up on Wednesday travelling to UCL. Leaving Bucks 0-4 down due to last minute team injuries, the boys kept their heads high for their game. Playing two doubles games Harry and Calvin, and David and Eric, unfortunately couldn’t bring back any points – they have St. George’s next week in the first round of the cup on home turf in the Events Hall at 1pm.
Men’s Basketball had their first game of the season this week – with a promising team line-up the boys travelled to Kingston for a late 8pm tip off. The men’s team started off strong with Gustas Bardauskas scoring 15 points, 3 rebounds and an assist and Martynas Ziuks scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists but that wasn’t enough to keep Kingston at bay as they ran away with a 68-46 over our Bucks team. Men’s Basketball are at home next week in their first cup game to UCFB (Wembley) tip off 7pm.
Unfortunately, due to the heavy rainfall the Bucks FC 4th team were unable to play their game away to UCL 5’s but our other three men's football teams were able to make it out. The 1st team travelled to Chichester and were unable to come away with a win, losing 1-5. Our Bucks FC 2nd team however proved to be better team against Royal Holloway bringing home a 3-1 win. After last weeks 11-0 win, we've got high hopes for a successful season. The Bucks FC 3rd team travelled away to West London and after a good good were unfortunate to come back with a 3-5 loss. All four teams are out to play in the first round of the cup next week with both the second and third team playing at home.
Both hockey teams were able to field teams this week with the men’s team playing their first home game to Royal Holloway and the women’s playing away to UCL. Both teams were unlucky this week with neither team bringing home the win but we'd like to say a big thank you to all the other clubs and societies that helped out giving the temas a chance to play.
The netball 1st team made the long journey to Kent this week for a 5pm kick-off and with a final score of 60-38, the girls brought home their first win of the season. We can’t wait to see how the rest of their season pans out. The netball 2nd team were also away this week playing against Kings College but unfortunately they weren’t able to bring the win home losing 13-26.
We’d also like to shout-out all of the Player of the Matches that were recognised by their Captains for excelling during their game: David Howard, Jorja Fullford, Hayley Sampson, Amy Sorrell, David Hathaway, James Saxby, Daniel Oganleye and Yuri Cardoso.
Each week your Student Activities team chose a Player of the Day from those Player of the Matches – this week it went to James Saxby from the Bucks FC 2nd team. James has received Player of the Match two weeks in a row along with scoring in both of his games so far. He’s a great asset to Bucks Men's Footbal club and we look forward to seeing more of what James can do on and off the pitch for the club.
Well done to the Bucks FC 2nd team who have been awarded Team of the Week in our Celebration Station.