This week saw the rugby teams hit some great form with a string of victories, the golfers were back in action while the football and netball teams had mixed fortunes.
Our golfers swung back into action this week with a strong performance against Cardiff seconds in their first BUCS Western 2B fixture of the new year. The mixed first team have now won all three of their league matches this campaign and top the table ahead of Swansea seconds.
In an impressive feat all of the senior rugby sides who ran out this Wednesday were unbeaten, topped off with BUCS Super League victory for the first XV against Cardiff Met (full report here). This sets up a showdown with Loughborough next week which will decide who takes the league.
Meanwhile the seconds put on a good show to beat UWE firsts 34-27 away in BUCS South A League which leaves them sitting second behind next week’s opponents Bristol. The thirds almost scored a century in their 97-7 win over Exeter in BUCS Western 1A, putting them joint top of the table with Gloucestershire firsts with one league game left.
The senior women continued their dominance in BUCS Western 1A by beating Cardiff 53-0 and sit at the top of the table ahead of nearest rivals Swansea. In the Tri Counties competition the Freshers team were in good form and defeated Bath Spa 46-5.
Hartpury RFC cruised past a massive 1000 points in National League One this season with a resounding 80-19 win against Blaydon; read the full report here. Gloucester-Hartpury women also put in a dominant display with a 50-7 victory over the previously unbeaten Sheffield Ladies to advance to the quarter-finals of the Intermediate Cup; read the full report here.
There were mixed results for Hartpury’s footballers this week as the senior seconds lost out 4-2 to University of South Wales, although they still sit top of the table in BUCS Western 2B, while the thirds were beaten 1-0 by UWE seconds. Elsewhere the fourths failed to hit the back of the net against Bath Spa in BUCS Western 5A and were beaten 4-0.
The women’s first XI kept a clean sheet against Bournemouth seconds with a 3-0 win in BUCS Western 3A which helps them stay competitive at the top end of the league. Meanwhile the junior firsts played well against visitors Shrewsbury firsts, scoring an impressive 8-0 victory which sees them go top of the table in ECFA West Midlands 3B league.
In netball the junior thirds came away from Cirencester with a convincing 64-34 victory in AoC West Midlands League 1 which sees them strengthen their position near the top of the table. Unfortunately the senior firsts lost out 47-25 against Gloucestershire thirds in BUCS Western 5B League