Team Keele Results – 31st January
With Varsity coming up next month, KUBE will be focusing on the mighty Team Keele. Each week will we cover team’s results featuring match reports when we can.
Men’s Badminton 2nds Match Report
The 2nds travelled up to Chester to face their 1st team today, and unfortunately lost 8-0. However the scoreline does not reflect how well the guys all played and how close the games were. Jordan James Raymond and Shivang Shastri on singles had a close match with one opponent and put up a good fight against an incredible singles player.
The pairings of Greg Young/Alex Kemp and Iqtadar Shah/Yash Jayawardena were also close and could’ve taken all 4 games losing narrowly by -19, -20 and -18 to say a few scores. However some voodoo magic and a hell of a lot of luck from Chester saw they were unlucky with many net tumbles and on a different day, the result would have been very different.
Incredibly proud of these guys and the way they played, until next time!
(Viet Nguyen, 2nd Team Captain)
Women’s Rugby Union 1sts:
Keele v Manchester 2s
Location: Wythenshawe Sports Ground, Manchester University
Yesterday saw an eager and determined squad of 21 absolutely demolish Manchester with a meagre team of 13. We agreed to match numbers throughout the game and ended up playing 10-aside on a pitch that might have well been a swimming pool. The weather couldn’t decide what to do, giving us rain, sun, hail, and icy cold winds. Despite this, the team carried on crashing through Manchester scoring try after try.
Even though a full 80 minutes wasn’t played, due to Manchester’s injuries, the score was 51-0 to Keele, with 9 tries and 3 conversions. Player’s player was awarded to our VC for the day Rose Asher; captain’s forward went to Kez Akhigbemen, captain’s back went to Georgie Evans; coach’s forward and back went to Holli Hemmings and Holly Brooks, respectively. Lastly, our dick of the day went to the captain Amy Holden for dropping the ball on the try line.
Next week sees KUWRFC play Chester’s 1st team at home, to see if they can stay at the top of the league.
(Amy Holden, W. Rugby Vice Captain)
Women’s Badminton 1st:
MASSIVE well done to the girls today who played against Manchester 2nds at home.
The opposition only turned up with 4 players, both of their singles players but just one doubles pair. This meant we were automatically 2-0 up before the match had even started! Charlotte and Brooke won both of their singles comfortably, winning both games in straight sets. Emma and Hannah only had one game to play that counted towards the match, as did Leila and Margarida, but both pairs won their games in straight sets too!! This meant that we came out with an overall win of 8-0!!!!!
Once again, massive thank you to Emma for sorting everything out for me while I’m away on placement. Next week we see Edge Hill in the quarter finals of the cup!! This match is at home so hopefully some of you will be able to come down and support, as this is the furthest we’ve got in the cup in a few years!
Well done again to all the girls that played today, keep making me a proud captain!!
(Kirsty Sharples Women’s Captain)
A relatively scrappy but enjoyable day of fencing today as we hosted Liverpool 2s. Great bunch of lads on both sides of the piste, and I would like to thank their captain for such a sporting match. Sabre: 45 – 44 Foil: 45 – 26 Epee: 45 – 37 Overall: Keele 1s 135 vs 107 Liverpool 2s Man of the match goes to Luke Home for sealing the deal with the 26th point in Epee, for keeping his head and having a positive indicator.
Chris Men’s Team Captain
Keele Men’s Lacrosse Game report
As we head into the second week of the second half of the lacrosse season, Keele Men’s Lacrosse sat in 4th place in the league coming up against Leeds Beckett 2nds who were 2nd. Leeds Beckett have a reputation for seeing opponents off with a rough style of lacrosse, hitting hard and working for every possession. The game started and Keele took an early lead with Jonny ‘Phillip’ Need making a fantastic dodge to fire the ball home in the bottom right. The game saw Beckett retaliate to every goal that Keele had, but a strong defensive performance saw an otherwise powerful Beckett attack reduced to a substandard performance – Joe Watts lead Luke Rawles and fresher George Patterson to forcing errors and disrupting a well-drilled opposition. However, a standout member of defence came in the form of Man of the Match Kev ‘the Keeper’ Bandiera, who was a brick wall in the net, saving easily over 50% of the shots on goal. Oliver ‘Mystery man’ Baker worked incredibly hard for the team, securing possession every time the ball hit the ground.
With brilliant team goals from Jon ‘Wayne’ Auger, Gareth ‘I’m from Llanelli’ Payne, and Max ‘Broken’ Cadman, Keele scored goals regularly in a fierce battle. But a shaky third quarter saw Beckett get back in the game and draw level, scoring some nice goals against a tired Keele defence. It all came down to the final quarter, with each member of the team giving all they could, including our fresher contingent. With some stellar work by the team and a final drive, Keele won the game 8-7, taking the team to 3rd in the league.
Massive thank you to teams who sent their reports in! If you would like to write one for KUBE feel free to contact Maria or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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