BUCS Review - 28 October, 2015

We've now had four weeks of matches involving Nottingham Trent University teams in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) leagues, and the autumnal weather has arrived right on cue!

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Netball 1's beat local rivals University of Nottingham

We've now had four weeks of matches involving Nottingham Trent University teams in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) leagues, and the autumnal weather has arrived right on cue!

There were 39 games scheduled for action on Wednesday 28 October, with 17 at home and 22 away. It was the first round of cup matches for many teams this week, with 10 of the scheduled fixtures being knockout games. However, the weather played a major role this week and six matches were cancelled due to weather issues at facilities. Of the matches that took place, NTU won 39.39% of them (13 from 33) and in knockout games NTU teams won 71.43% of them (five from seven).

Biggest result

This category can stand for the team that won by the greatest margin, or alternatively can mean the result that means the most in the context.

Having been a 'worthy mention' last week the biggest result award goes to Men's Rugby Union 2s. Across all three weeks of match action, the 2s have proven themselves a class outfit; well organised and stacked with good, strong players, and they've achieve some huge results. The main reason for their choice over the runners up below are that they currently sit top of their league with a points difference of +139; they've scored 153 points and conceded just 19, making their average score across the three games 51-7.

Worthy mentions:

  • Men's Basketball 2s destroyed Staffordshire 2s in the Midlands Conference Cup 82-30
  • Women's Football 1s beat Loughborough 2s 5-1 in Loughborough and Men's Football 1's beat Loughborough 2s on Clifton by 4-0

Team performance

This category can be won by anyone – team, players, or sports clubs for overall performance as a group.
Another team that featured last week as a runner-up, Netball 1s (and anybody that beats Nottingham 1s performance, really) deserves recognition for their achievements. Last week they had a single point victory over Loughborough 2s, and went one better by beating their nearest (and dearest) rivals from across the river 43-40 on their home court. Considering the Netball team currently has no coach in place to train with, their achievement is all the more noticeable and should be rightly acknowledged for what it is.

Worthy mentions

  • Men's Table Tennis 1s beat Warwick 1s 15-2
  • Men's Rugby Union 3s beat Warwick 3s 59-5

Next week sees over fifty scheduled matches and a large number of first teams in action on Clifton campus for your viewing pleasure. Men's Basketball, Men's and Women's Hockey, Men's and Women's Lacrosse, Netball and Men's Rugby Union are all vying for their victories and need your support to get them there!


Top six results

  • NTU Basketball Men's 2s vs Staffordshire (Staffs) 2s, 82 - 30
  • NTU Football Men's 1s vs Loughborough 2s, 4 - 1
  • NTU Football Women's 1s vs Loughborough 2s, 5 - 1
  • NTU Netball 1s vs Nottingham 1s, 43 - 40
  • NTU Rugby Union Men's 2s vs Warwick 2s, 67 - 8
  • NTU Table Tennis Men's 1s vs Warwick 1s, 15 - 2

Do you agree with us? We'd like to hear your thoughts so tweet us at @ntusport with the hashtag #biggestresult or #team.

BUCS Review - 28 October, 2015

Published on 2 November 2015
  • Category: Sport

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