UCFB’s sports teams endured mixed results during this week’s BUCS sporting action; several teams look on course to record memorable league championship triumphs, whilst others have suffered their first setbacks of the season.

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University of Liverpool 1st team 2-3 UCFB Men’s Undergraduate Academy – Northern Tier 2A
UCFB’s Men’s Undergraduate Academy preserved their 100% record in all competitions after recording a hard-fought victory at the University of Liverpool. An own goal combined with strikes from Joel Mills and Jan Palinkas secured the points, with UCFB requiring just four points from their remaining three games to clinch the title.

UCLan 3rd team 0–7 UCFB Men’s 2nd team – Northern Tier 4C
Joe Lally’s second team maintained their strong promotion push after producing a ruthless seven goal display at UCLan. Trialist Josh Winthrop claimed a stunning hat-trick, whilst Eshan Greer (two), Ephraim Opoku and Denzel Kuzakwawo also got on the scoresheet. UCFB remain second in the table, just one point adrift of leaders Lancaster.

UCFB Men’s 3rd team 1-5 Doncaster 1st team – Northern Tier 6A
Dean Janahi’s effort wasn’t enough for UCFB’s high-flying third team to salvage anything as Doncaster’s ran out as deserved winners. The defeat is the first time the side has dropped points all season, meaning the league championship still hangs in the balance. However, Liam Marsh’s troops still sit top of the table, seven points from their final three games of the season will be enough to secure the title.

UCFB Men’s 4th team – Northern Tier 6C
Due to a fixture rescheduling, the fourth team didn’t play this week. They currently top the division heading into the final weeks of the season.

UCFB Women’s 1st team 1–4 UCLan 1st team – Northern Tier 2A
The Women’s team suffered another disappointing defeat, this time at the hands of UCLan. Sorcha Bramhall notched a well-taken goal, but Jack Wilson’s side have failed to register a win in their last three games.


UCFB Men’s 1st team 3–3 Liverpool John Moores – Northern Tier 2A
UCFB’s tennis team earned a respectable point against third place Liverpool John Moores, despite having one less player for the entire tie. Lewis Catto’s still lie at the foot of the table, but the draw with LJMU will have provided the team with a much needed confidence boost.

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Chichester 2nd team 1-8 UCFB Women’s Undergraduate Academy – South Eastern Tier 2A
UCFB’s Women’s Undergraduate Academy continued their fine run of form with a resounding victory away at Chichester. Kevin Braybrook’s side remain unbeaten at the top of the league table as the prospect of lifting the league title becomes more of a reality with each passing week.

Kent 2nd team 4 – 2 UCFB Men’s 1st team – South Eastern Tier 3B
Despite goals from Giorgio Di-Lullo and Ollie Stevens, the first team fell to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Kent. UCFB remain a point and place above Kent at the top of the table, and with three games still to play are on course for a fascinating end-of-season run-in.

UCFB Men’s 2nd team 3-1 Royal Holloway 2nd team – South Eastern Tier 6C
The men’s second team look on course to lift the South Eastern Tier 6C title, after recording an impressive 3-1 victory over a spirited Royal Holloway outfit. UCFB are now three points above second place Brunel with just three games left of the season still to play.

Greenwich 3rd team 2-0 UCFB Men’s 3rd team – South Eastern Tier 6D
UCFB’s third team succumbed to a 2-0 defeat away at league leaders, Greenwich. However, despite the result, the team still sit third in the division.

Other results

Rugby Union
UCFB Men’s 1st team – South Eastern Tier 6A – No fixture.

UCFB Men’s 1st team – BUCS South Eastern Tier 5A – No fixture.

UCFB UCFB Darts team 9-7 Wembley CC Sports – Harrow and District League Division A

UCFB Women’s 1st team 56 – 5 West London – South Eastern Tier 11A