BUCS: the season so far

By Karan Gadhia – reporter

It has been a mixed start for our UCLan teams in their British University and College Sport (BUCS) campaigns with 132 wins, 24 draws and 162 defeats.

Most teams have played four games now in the BUCS competitions and will be looking to push on and challenge for promotion in their divisions.

Starting with football where the UCLan 1st team have won two of their opening three games in the Northern 2A division.

The 2nd team are yet to win in the league after drawing their first game and losing in a 4-3 thriller against the University of Manchester.

The 3rd team won their first match but lost their second one to leave them on three points.

The UCLan 4th team started their season with a 7-1 defeat, whilst the UCLan 5th team won 7-1.

This prompted the two teams to swap their players and the new UCLan 4th team won 4-1.

The women’s football 1st team had a shaky start, losing their first two matches, but are unbeaten in their last three, picking up two wins and a draw.

The 2nd team have reached double figures in 2 of their 3 matches so far with 14-1 and 13-0 wins away to Manchester Met and Glyndwr though they lost to top of the league Salford.

The men’s rugby league 1st team have also been in high scoring form as they won 104-0 against Manchester Met as well as winning and drawing in their other fixtures.

Not to be outdone by their league counterparts the rugby union 1sts have yet to taste defeat in the league with two wins and a draw.

The 2nd team aren’t faring as well though, having lost all three of their opening fixtures.

Moving onto Ultimate Frisbee where the UCLan Spinners won their opening match in BUCS competition on Wednesday with a 15-3 victory over local rivals Lancaster.

However, last week they lost by the same score line away to the University of Sheffield’s 2nd team.

The Mixed American Football team maintained their 100% winning record this weekend with a 29-22 victory against the University of Hull.

They have also picked up victories against the University of Sheffield and Leeds Beckett.

Unfortunately the tennis teams haven’t done as well as the men’s 1st have lost their first four matches whilst the 2nd team have yet to pick up a win in their opening three matches.

It’s still early in the season and with plenty of games to go our teams can turn their season around.

From myself and everyone at Pluto I would like to say good luck to our UCLan teams.



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