Sports Union Roundup Week 2

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This week’s fixtures started off with an adventure for the Hare & Hounds, with the weekend projected snow fall not really hitting Edinburgh, everything looked good to the 50 strong contingent to head South to Exeter however the weather was slightly different in the South West with Bristol Airport being closed due to snow, so it was full steam ahead to get a coach booked for a 3 day trip and a 20 hour return journey via Glasgow to help rescue GCU who were also stranded with no way of getting to Exeter. In the end we sent a team of 31 runners, come race day the snow had disappeared and there was no sign of anything being wrong, and Mhairi Maclennan claimed the Bronze medal in the Women’s race.

Boxing also headed South to Wolverhampton to fight in the BUCS Championships for the first time since 2010 and they didn’t disappoint claiming a Silver and 2 bronze medals an excellent return from the 5 fighters present. The Men’s Cricket 1st team qualified for the BUCS Indoor Finals for the second year in a row not losing a match in the Qualifiers and will head to Edgbaston to try and go one better than 2018. Sailing Headed to the Tay and had some cracking results, with Edinburgh Blue (1sts) unbeaten and leading the way, Edinburgh Green (2nds) are currently sitting in 4th in platinum and looking good to qualify for BUCS Finals, while the Edinburgh White (3rds) are top of the silver fleet.

There were a few highlights from yesterday’s BUCS league and cup matches with the Netball 1s taking on their main rivals St Andrews and winning 65-46, The 8s also secured a cup win over St Andrews with a 36-34 win, not to be outdone the 7s beat Stirling 40-12 in the Plate competition.

Women’s Hockey 1s had a roller-coaster of a game taking an early lead over Birmingham who came back to lead 4-1, Edinburgh brought it back to 4-4 before Birmingham went 5-4 up only for Edinburgh to sneak an equaliser to finish the match 5-5, the Women’s 2s travelled to Nottingham and secured a Quarter Final sport with a 2-1 win, the Men’s 1s continued their fine form in the Trophy with a 6-2 win over Liverpool John Moores.

Men’s Football 1s welcomed Heriot-Watt to Peffermill following the weather a late call to move the match from the East Stadium pitch to the outside East 2 pitch was made, this didn’t affect the team who secured their Quarter Final spot with a 1-0 win. In the clash of the Uni the Women’s Football 1’s beat the 2s 5—0 to all but secure the league title.

This weekend sees the Women’s 1st squash team travel to Birmingham for the final stage of the league season looking to claim top sport in the league. Ultimate Frisbee Men’s and Women’s 1s head off to the Indoor Championship finals and the Gymnastics club head to Leicester for their Championships, along with 25 league fixtures taking place across the weekend.

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