We still have five teams in the hunt for the Championship trophy at BUCS Big Wednesday. American Football will face Nottingham at home on Sunday as they battle for a place in the semifinals. Golf 1 had a good 5-3 away win against De Montfort University Leicester and will host University of Highlands and Islands next Wednesday for a chance to make it into the quarter finals. Netball 1 hosted the fourth BUCS Super Series yesterday and came out resounding 69-29 against Gloucestershire 1 in their quarter final. Sport & Fitness will now host the semi final on 11th March as the Lions look to go again against the University of Bath 1. Squash still have two teams in the running, with both M1 and W1 winning their quarters. W1 beat a strong Liverpool side while M1 had to travel to Leicester as they beat De Montfort 5-3, both sides await their semifinal opponents as they look to make it to Nottingham for BUCS Big Wednesday!
There are still loads of sides still in the hunt for Vase and Trophy successes. Yesterday, Rugby Union M1 comfortably dispatched of St Mary’s M1 78-24 as they progressed to the final eight of the Vase competition. Women’s football are currently fighting on two fronts as W1 are still alive in both 11-aside and futsal trophy competitions. The W1 won their futsal round of 32 match 38-0 and deservedly got a bye into the quarters after such a comprehensive result! They also managed to come out on the right side of a close game against Nottingham Trent W1 in their 11-aside QF. After a superb performance in goal from Ellie Bruton, UoB managed a 1-0 and will now travel to Teeside for a place in the final. Women’s Hockey 3 managed to win their quarterfinal against a strong Reading side, 4-2. They will now host Cardiff on the Bournebrook on 4th March for a chance to fight for the title in Nottingham on BUCS Big Wednesday. Reigning champions, Lacrosse M1 are still on track to retain their crown as they won away against Essex 14-1 and will now travel to Bournemouth for their semifinal. Rugby League M1 have seen their quarterfinal game against Liverpool rearranged while Squash M2 whitewashed King’s College London 5-0 and are now into the quarters.
The Conference and Plate finals are all taking place at University of East Anglia on 11th March. Six Birmingham teams have already confirmed their place and this could rise to seven if Women’s Rugby 2 can win at home against Derby next Wednesday. Hockey M3 secured their place with a 5-3 win against De Montfort University Leicester, while Netball 5 comfortably won their Plate semifinal 68-30. Tennis M1 came back from Nottingham Trent 4-2 winners in their Conference semi, while the W2 won away at UEA. Volleyball M1 will also be in Norwich on 11th March after their 3-1 win and Waterpolo M1 comfortably sailed through their semi and won 28-3.
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