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Badminton smash their way into the next round

It was another week of winners as De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) Men’s Badminton sides progressed to the next round of the Midlands Conference Cup with emphatic victories.

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William Wong, Men’s first team captain, smashed his way to victory as his side clinched a 5-3 win over Anglia Ruskin to reach the next round of British University and College Sport (BUCS) cup fixtures.

The side will face a grudge match against the University of Leicester Men’s 2nd next Wednesday, with a win progressing them to the business end of the competition.

William said: “As this was our first round cup fixture, we started all of our games focused, not leaving anything to chance, finishing each of our games in two straight sets.

“We’ve learnt from our experience, never to underestimate our opponents, especially with the weight of competing in a new league which is the highest in DMU Badminton history. I am confident to say that with our gradual improvements game by game, we will be going the distance for this year’s cup.”

Badminton’s 2nd side followed in their footsteps as they overcame the University of Lincoln 2nd by the same score line to set up a tie against the University of Coventry 1st at Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.

Netball 1st maintained their 100% record with a convincing 48-27 victory over the University of Leicester 2nd at the Roger Bettles Sports Centre.
The side comfortably sit top of BUCS Midlands Division 4B and will travel to the University of Nottingham for their next cup fixture.

It was another double victory for the DMU Dragons Volleyball Men’s and Women’s teams defeating University of Nottingham 3rd and Aston University 1st respectively.

The Men’s side progress to the next round of the cup, whereas the women close the gap on top spot in Midlands Division 2A, with two wins and two defeats from their four fixtures.

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It was agonisingly close for the DMU Men’s Basketball sides as both their cup campaigns came to an end on Wednesday evening.

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First, the 2nd team looked to overcome a 38-65 league defeat to the University of Leicester 2nd a week earlier.

Facing the same team, they raced to an early 10-2 lead in the first, before being pegged back to 17-17 in the second. The score remained tight before a late flurry of points for the visitors edged the fixture 51-60, damning DMU to an early cup exit.

The 1st team faced a Northampton side a BUCS league lower and were shocked by the visitors who clinched an 83-85 victory.

It wasn’t great news for Men’s Hockey 1st either as they faced Loughborough University at St Margaret’s Pastures.

INSET hockey

Despite some fine attacking play from DMU, Loughborough’s class helped them score three in quick succession to take a 3-0 lead early on. DMU pegged two goals back in response to a Loughborough fourth, before the visitors raced away to secure a 7-2 victory.

Plenty of positives can be taken from the game for DMU, who travel to Coventry this Wednesday for a top of the table clash.

Men’s Football 1st XI hit fifth gear as they emphatically beat Nottingham Trent 5th away from home, 11-0. They will be joined by the 3rd and 4th teams in the next round of the cup who secured victory in their ties.

The week ended with 10 wins for #TeamDMU, 0 draws and 8 defeats, keeping the winning run going.

This Wednesday sees a hectic schedule with 32 BUCS fixtures for our sides. You can stay up-to-date with all the action live throughout the afternoon on our Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat accounts.

Posted on Monday 14th November 2016

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