BUCS and Cup Recap (Week 5)
Men’s Blues: The Blues’ match against Cambridge got called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Women’s Blues: This week the Blues kicked off their cup campaign away at Nottingham Trent. Playing against their 4th team, the Blues were totally dominant and went 5-0 up within the first 10 minutes. This was increased to 11-0 by half time and by the final whistle had doubled to 22-0. Despite a fairly uncompetitive game, the Blues put together some nice attacking play, and 11 out of the 14 squad members got their name on the scoresheet.
Women’s Furies: The Furies progress to the next round of the cup after a very convincing 9-1 away victory against De Montfort. The Furies exploited the width of the pitch with some excellent attacking work, with the defence staying firm when they were (very infrequently) called upon. The goals came from seven different players, including a hattrick for Ella.
Men’s Colts: Colts hosted neighbours Brookes at Iffley in a closely fought Cup match, just two weeks after playing each other in the league – where Brookes came out as 2-1 winners. Colts suffered a major setback within less than two minutes, after Matt Rueter went off injured following a crunching tackle. The team had to quickly reshape, but found themselves on the back foot at times in what was a very physical game. Brookes went 1-0 up and carried this lead in to half time, before doubling it not long after the game resumed, their striker following in from a shot that hit the crossbar. Colts dominated the second half, playing tidy football and matching Brookes, and pulled one back deservedly through Maxwell Jones. Unfortunately for the Colts, their best efforts couldn’t find the elusive equaliser.