BUCS Recap (Week 2)
Men’s Blues – Following last week’s excellent away win in Nottingham, the Blues returned to Iffley to face the newly-promoted Loughborough 2s. After an early setback, with the Blues conceding in the game’s opening minute, an impressive display of character and expansive attacking football saw the home side come out on top in a somewhat bizarre nine-goal thriller. Despite squandering a 3-1 lead, thanks in no small part to two controversial penalty decisions in Loughborough’s favour, the Blues won 5-4, firmly cementing their place as the early pace-setters at the top of BUCS Midlands 1A.
Women’s Blues – Following a frustrating draw last week, the Blues came from behind twice to win a hard fought match against Lincoln 3-2. Two first half goals from Beverly Leon ensured the teams were even at half time, and Sherona Forrester’s excellent free kick secured the 3 points in the dying minutes of the game.
Men’s Centaurs – After last week’s disappointing draw away to De Montfort, the Centaurs bagged their first 3 points of the season against Bedfordshire. A goal in each half from the two St John’s boys Eddy Mort and Ben Briggs meant that the Centaurs deservedly won 2-1, in a game that they dominated against a tough Bedfordshire outfit. Oxford will be looking to continue this excellent unbeaten start to the season in their push for the title
Women’s Furies – The Furies built on last week’s solid draw with an excellent performance against Nottingham Trent, winning 3-2, the goals coming from Mary Hintze, Alice Desquiens, and the winning goal from Rebecca North, on her debut for the team. Defence also did a sterling job in the last fifteen minutes to hold onto the lead under increasing Nottingham pressure. A thoroughly deserved first win of the season for the Furies.
Men’s Colts – The Colts did not have a game this weekend, but are facing Oxford Brookes next Wednesday!