This week of BUCS fixtures saw the majority of games being played before the Christmas break. It was crucial for Aston’s teams to win their fixtures this week as it gives them crucial points going into the break with no games being played for seven weeks. After a mixed bag of results last week Aston were determined to improve on their performances this week, and to get be back on the winning side of things.
Eight of Aston’s fourteen teams recorded vital victories this week, with many games going close to the wire for either team. The stand out performance this week came as Aston Women’s 1st defeated Nottingham Trent Women’s 8-0, and now sit second in the Midlands 3A division behind Northampton with two games in hand. Aston handed Nottingham Trent their fifth straight defeat of the season and are now one of the favourites for the title and promotion. In the other Badminton result of the week Aston Men’s 1st defeated Nottingham Trent Men’s 3-5. Nottingham Trent defeated Aston in October so it was an even more important win for Aston as they claimed revenge over a strong Nottingham Trent team. Both Aston teams will be looking to maintain this winning form after the Christmas break as they will both be looking for promotion this season.
In the early match this week Aston Men’s Tennis 1st defeated the University of Worcester 8-4 at the Billesley Tennis Centre. This was only Aston’s second win of the season and their second win in two weeks as they have moved from the bottom of the table to third behind Lincoln and Nottingham. The positive results continued into the afternoon as both Aston first and second Football teams’ recorded strong victories in their fixtures. The firsts defeated the University of Wolverhampton 1st 5-1 at the Recreation centre while the seconds put in a fantastic performance against the rivals Birmingham City, defeating them 4-1.
In other results Men’s Basketball firsts and Men’s Volleyball firsts both recorded victories here at The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre to move up their tables respectively. In the latest Aston derby, Men’s Rugby firsts were narrowly defeated by the University of Derby 16-14. This is the fourth time the two teams have played each other so far this season, this being Derby’s first victory over Aston. The Midlands 3A division is tightly contested now with both Aston and Derby out in front with Aston five points ahead of their rivals.
A fantastic set of results for Aston this week in retrospective. These points will be extremely important for Aston as we now move into the Christmas break with the majority of Aston teams looking promising in their respective divisions. #TeamAston
Results for 07/12/2016
Aston University Mens 1st
University of Warwick Mens 1st
University of Nottingham Mens 2nd
Nottingham Trent University Womens 2nd
Aston University Womens 1st
University of Wolverhampton 1st
Aston University Mens 2nd
Birmingham City University Mens 1st
Harper Adams University College Mens 1st
Aston University Mens 3rd
Nottingham Trent University Mens 2nd
Loughborough University Mens 2nd
Aston University Womens 2nd
University of Derby Womens 3rd
University of Derby Mens 1st
Coventry University Mens 2nd
University of Leicester Mens 2nd
University of Worcester Mens 1st
Staffordshire University Mens 1st
*Walkover awarded to Loughborough as Aston were unable to field a team.
There are no home games next week. If you want to show your support to Aston, home games will start again in January after the Christmas break. #TeamAston
You can find out more about Aston's performance in the BUCS competitions on the BUCS website