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Aston BUCS News - 8th March 2017

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With two cup finals, a match deciding promotion and a 56-5 victory for the rugby firsts, this week was definitely an exciting one and not one to be missed. 

Both the Men's Badminton team and the Mens Fencing found themselves in the Midlands Conference Cup final this week. Expectations were high for the Mens Fencing team who won the cup last year and were confident they could repeat their success. They faced the University of Oxford who are performing well in their league, and are an extremely strong team. The match ended in defeat for Aston as Oxford narrowly won 127-125. The match was extremely close as both teams were equally matched in skill, with Oxford just coming out on top at the end. With this defeat, the team can now concentrate on the league, where they have a big chance of promotion this season out of the Midlands 2A Division. 

In the other final of the week the Mens Badminton team faced off against Loughborough University. A team who are currently undefeated in their league winning all of the eight games they have played. Despite a strong start for Aston who were up 2-1 at the start of the fourth set, Loughborough showed why they were strong favourites for the match as they won convincingly 6-2. 

The Mens Rugby firsts were also in action this week as they were away to Staffordshire University. Aston are currently fighting it out with the University of Derby for promotion this season, out of the Midlands 3A Division. The match finished 56-5 to Aston as they finished strongly and won comfortably. This win puts Aston 6 points behind Derby with a game in hand. 

Although the teams who were defeated in the finals will be disappointed, they will also be extremely proud of themselves getting as far as they have in the competition. Now the cup is over the teams can concentrate on their league performances as we get to the end of the season. 

 This Week's Round Up                                                                                                                                  Games Played: 6                                                                                                                                           Games Won: 2                                                                                                                                                Games Drawn: 0                                                                                                                                             Games Lost:  4                                                                                                                                             Win Rate: 33%

Results for 08/03/2017

Wednesday, 08 March 2017
Football
Midlands 5A

 

University of Leicester Mens 2nd

2 - 1

 

Aston University Mens 2nd

Fixture time: 14:00      Venue: Stoughton Road Playing Fields
 
Rugby Union
Midlands 3A

 

Staffordshire University (Stoke) Mens 1st

5 - 56

 

Aston University Mens 1st

Fixture time: 13:00      Venue: Longton Rugby Club
 
Badminton
Midlands Conference Cup

X  

Aston University Mens 1st

2 - 6

 

Loughborough University Mens 3rd

Fixture time: --:--     
 
Fencing
Midlands Conference Cup

X  

Aston University Mens 1st

125 - 127

 

Oxford University Mens 2nd

Fixture time: --:--     
 
Football
Midlands 4B

 

Aston University Womens 1st

v w/o

 

University of Leicester Womens 2nd

Walkover awarded to Leicester 2nd, reason:
Fixture time: --:--      Venue: Recreation Centre
 
Rugby Union
Midlands 4B

 

University of Bedfordshire (Luton) Mens 2nd

v w/o

 

Aston University Mens 2nd

Walkover awarded to Aston 2nd, reason: Unable to field team
Fixture time: --:--     
Additional Notes: Bedford (Luton) 2 withdrew their team

If you are interested in watching some of the upcoming games. Here is a full list of next weeks home games, held at the Sports Centre and at the Recreational Ground. Feel free to turn up and support Aston! #TeamAston

League

Midlands 4A

Womens

Netball

Aston University Womens 1st

Oxford Brookes University Womens 3rd

15-Mar

1.45pm

Woodcock Sports Centre - Hall 1 (Old Hall)

League

Midlands 2A

Womens

Volleyball

Aston University Womens 1st

De Montfort University Womens 1st

15-Mar

4pm

Woodcock Sports Centre - Hall 1 (Old Hall)

League

Midlands 2A

Womens

Basketball

Aston University Womens 1st

Coventry University Womens 1st

15-Mar

7pm

Woodcock Sports Centre - Hall 1 (Old Hall)

League

Midlands 3A

Womens

Hockey

Aston University Womens 1st

Nottingham Trent University Womens 3rd

15-Mar

2pm

Recreation Centre

League

Midlands 3A

Mens

Rugby Union

Aston University Mens 1st

University of Warwick Mens 3rd

15-Mar

2.15pm

Recreation Centre

You can find out more about Aston's performance in the BUCS competitions on the BUCS Website.