With half-term in effect this week has been a bit quieter for sport at Hartpury, however there were still some good results in BUCS competitions as well as another mammoth victory for Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC.
Our golfers continued their excellent form when the senior mixed first team hosted Swansea seconds in the BUCS Western 2B League. A convincing 5-1 victory leaves Hartpury at the top of the table after the first two league matches.
At the weekend Hartpury RFC powered to their eighth successive bonus point win this season, running in six tries as they faced Ampthill District at home. The score line read 49-14, but Ampthill didn’t go down without a fight, mounting a comeback from 27-0 down before Hartpury finished with a flourish to strengthen their position at the top of National League 1.
On Sunday Gloucester-Hartpury Women put in another high-scoring performance and almost made it back-to-back centuries as they beat Buckingham Swans 99-5 in their Women’s Championship Midlands 2 clash. This makes it five bonus point wins from five games for the Gloucester-Hartpury ladies.
The senior second XV were the only BUCS rugby team in action this week, and they put in a great performance at home to defeat USW firsts 45-3. The bonus point win means Hartpury continue to sit third in the BUCS Premier South A League.
On the football field our senior first XI built on last week’s win to add a 3-0 victory over East London firsts; they now lie third in the BUCS Premier South League. Meanwhile the thirds fought hard into extra time against Gloucestershire firsts in their BUCS Western Conference Cup match, but eventually lost out 2-1.
Hartpury’s senior netball first team played away to USW firsts in the Western Conference Cup but unfortunately lost out 49-12, leaving them out of the knockout competition.