Hartpury’s BUCS rugby sides made it three from three this week with the 1st XV the pick of the bunch as they maintained the pressure on Exeter with a 38-0 win away to University of South Wales.
Propping up Premier South A, University of South Wales were no match for their visitors who powered to a 38-0 victory to maintain their four point advantage over Exeter with one game to play – though Exeter have a game in hand.
Hartpury play Cardiff University next Wednesday (February 17th) and will be hoping that either University of South Wales or Bath can cause an upset in Exeter’s two remaining fixtures.
The BUCS 2nd and 3rd teams made sure it was three wins from three for Hartpury’s university rugby sides. The 2nd XV overcame Cardiff Met’s 2nd team 45-12 to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier South B while the 3rd XV completed a 40-17 home win over Swansea’s 2nd XV in the Western 1A.
There was no fixture this week for the BUCS football first team after they wrapped up the Premier League South with victory over Bath last week. Goals from Bundu, Williams and Wilson gave them a 3-0 win the top spot which guarantees them a home tie in the quarter finals.
Despite no game for the first team, the 2nd and 3rd football sides were in action this week. The 2nd team strolled to a 4-0 win at home over Marjons 1st team in the Western 1A league with Babatunde, Gregan and Shaw all on target as an own goal completing the scoring. The 3rd team lost narrowly to UWE’s 1st team in Western 2B, 4-3 the final score.
Away from the university fixtures, the Under-18 2nd XV beat Coleg Sir Gar 33-17 in the AoC League as their 3rd team counterparts lost out, away to Coleg Gwent Crosskeys 19-10. A friendly game for the Under-18 4th XV resulted in a 15-7 loss away from home to Bicton College’s 2nd team.
Wrapping up the week, the Under-19 4th football team edged Halesowen in the ECFA West Midlands Cat 3B league winning 3-2 with goals from Collicutt, Dayas and Evans. The Under-19 girls 1st team meanwhile lost out in a home friendly played on the artificial pitch to Bristol City, narrowly beaten 4-3.