Rugby Union and Lacrosse strike lucky, Fencing and Football come up short

BUCS_logoIt was good month for:

The men’s Rugby Union team. December started well with the team being given a walkover due to Swansea’s inability to field a team but the boys were able to strut their stuff the following week, cruising to a 26-3 win over the University of South Wales on December the 11th. Aber sit second in their division and will play Trinity St. Davids on 29th January.

The lacrosse team. It’s been a great season for the Lacrosse team as they are currently sitting top of the Aber University leaderboard with a mighty 42 points. The men’s team showcased this dominance in December by first battling to a narrow 9-8 win over Bristol before trouncing UWE 27-1 in their own backyard. They return to UWE on 27th January.

Aberystwyth Hockey. Both the men and the women grabbed wins at the beginning of December. The men’s 1sts triumphed 3-2 over the University of Gloucestershire on home turf whilst the women defeated Gloucestershire 3-1. Aberystwyth men’s 1sts and 2nds currently sit 1st and 2nd in the league respectively. Whilst the women are hot on the tails of the Royal Agricultural College who sit in 1st place.

It was a bad month for:

The fencing team. Despite being one of the higher scoring teams at the University, trailing just two points behind Lacrosse in the overall leaderboard, December wasn’t a great month for the Aberystwyth fencers. The men fought hard but eventually slumped to a 135-79 defeat to Exeter whilst the women also gave up 135 points, losing 135-84 to Bristol. Despite this, there is clearly the quality in the team to come back in the New Year.

The footballers. Aberystwyth’s footballers did not fare so well in December. The women lost narrowly to the University of Gloucestershire 1-0 and they will hope for better when they invite UWE to Aber at the end of the month. The men’s 1sts did not fare much better but at least provided entertainment as they went down 3-2 to Cardiff Met. The men’s seconds did fare better playing out a six-goal-thriller to draw 3-3 with Swansea.

The groundsmen at Blaendolau. The postponements are bad enough at Blan when there is just a light drizzle so the ground staff at the Blaendolau playing fields must have looked at the January weather forecast with a distinct feeling of terror. With most of Aberystwyth suffering from flooding, it could be a very long time until the pitches are playable once again.