There may have been disappointment for the senior footballers as they went down 1-0 to the University of South Wales in the BUCS final, but their Under-19s first team counterparts were celebrating this week.
Their 4-1 victory at Gower College, Swansea, means they have gone the entire league season without dropping a point and finished 13 points clear at the top of the ECFA Premier League. They have now qualified for the play-offs with a guaranteed home draw in the last 16.
The BUCS first team also finished top of their league, BUCS Premier South, on goal difference from USW after seven wins, a draw and two losses.
There were mixed fortunes for the Under-19s fourth team, who lost 1-0 at home to Birmingham Met Stourbridge firsts in the ECFA National Cup Quarter Final but won 5-1 at Solihull College in the ECFA WM Cat 3B League.
The BUCS football third team suffered a 2-1 setback at Cardiff seconds in the BUCS Western 2B League but the Under-19s thirds scored an emphatic 15-0 win at King Edward, Nuneaton firsts in the ECFA WM Cat 2C League.
The Under-19s women’s football first team drew 2-2 at Cirencester in the ECFA WM Cat 3B League.
There was delight for our college netballers, who won their AoC National League Play-off quarter final 35-28 at home to Exeter College to keep their ambitions on track.
The BUCS netball team lost 36-25 at Cardiff in the BUCS Western 4A League.
The golfers were also on song as they finished in the top two of the gross division in round six of the Intercollegiate Tour and occupied all of the top three spots for individual results.
The result means that, for the first time, both our A and B teams qualify for the National finals in Southport and Ainsdale at the end of April.
In the gross division (best four out of six scores to count), Hartpury A finished on top with 291 and Hartpury B second on 297. In the nett division, the B team turned the tables to sit at the summit with 273 and the A team were third on 285.
In the individual results (par 70), Hartpury A’s Rowan Warren was tied in first with Hartpury B’s Caitlin Evans-Brand (both 70) and Matthew Cradock from the A team was just behind them (72).
Alex Chalk also finished second in the Individual Order of Merit and Rowan Warren finished in third!
In the rugby, the BUCS women’s team have secured promotion after finishing top of Western 2B, 13 points clear of Aberystwyth with a points difference of 372 over the runners-up. This week’s opponents, Bath Spa, withdrew from their fixture. They also won the BUCS Women’s Western Conference Cup with an incredible 82-0 victory over Marjons. Read the full report here.
The BUCS men’s second team suffered a 21-13 defeat to Bishop Burton firsts in the BUCS Trophy final, while the Under-18s seconds lost 21-19 at home to SEEVIC College in the AoC Premier League Play-off.