BUCS builds up to Christmas break – 25th November


Conner McCaffery in full flight for FCLMA XI. Credit: Chris Howells

Conner McCaffery in full flight for FCLMA XI.
Credit: Chris Howells

With DIGS games rained off or pitches already waterlogged, the focus has been on Aber’s inter-university games this week. Though there were no official matches, FC Leave My Arcelona held their old boys weekend (pictured right), inviting back their past members for a match against their current starting XI. Elsewhere, there was some big results this week for the university as all the teams compete in their knock-out competitions:



Badminton – Trophy LOST
Aber Womens 1st 3 – 5 Queen Mary University of London Womens 1st

Fencing – Trophy LOST
Aber Mens 1st 70 – 134 University of Nottingham Mens 1st

Badminton – Cup WON
Aber Mens 1st 7 – 1 University of South Wales Mens 3rd

Lacrosse – Cup WON
Aber Womens 1st 16 – 7 University of the West of England (UWE) Womens 2nd

Football – Cup LOST
Aber Womens 1st 1 – 1 University of Exeter Womens 2nd (Aberystwyth lose on penalties 3-1)



Golf – Cup WON
University of Plymouth Mixed 2nd 3 – 3 Aber Mixed 1st (Aberystwyth win in play-off)

Hockey – Cup WON
University of Bristol Womens 4th 1 – 4 Aber Womens 1st

Hockey – Cup LOST
Cardiff Metropolitan University Mens 2nd 2 – 1 Aber Mens 1st

Football – Cup LOST
Hartpury College Mens 3rd 3 – 0 Aber Mens 1st

Netball – Cup LOST
University of Wales Trinity St David Womens 1st (Carmarthen) 46 – 35 Aber Womens 1st

Rugby Union – Cup WON
Cardiff University Mens 5th 12 – 17 Aber Mens 1st

Rugby Union – Plate LOST
Cardiff University Mens 6th 92 – 0 Aber Mens 2nd
It’s been up and down for Tim/Team Aber this week, and although the national BUCS table has yet to be finalised for this week we expect to have fallen slightly away from Bangor overall. Rugby Union had a tough day on the road at Cardiff after the 2nd team lost their Plate final by an enormous margin of 14 tries to nothing, but the the 1st team maintain their winning run this term by squeaking past Cardiff by one try. Golf’s mixed team did a great job as well and held their nerves against Plymouth to secure their place in the next round of the Western Conference Cup.