Men's Football run riot to clinch Christmas number one

It was a dream end to 2017 for De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) Men’s Football Club as two sides climbed to the top of the tree in their respective British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) leagues.

Men’s Football First and Fourth teams secured pole position on Wednesday afternoon with impressive victories at Beaumont Park in the final #BUCSWednesday of the calendar year.

Men's Football

FOOTBALL
It was an all #TeamDMU clash in BUCS Football Midlands Division 4B on Wednesday afternoon as the First team faced the Thirds.
The Third team were hoping to turn around their recent run of performances that had not seen them win a fixture since Wednesday 18 October.
It would be another disappointing afternoon for the side who fell to a damaging 7-0 defeat.
First Team Captain, Kameron Basi, said: “We put in a convincing performance against the Third team really showcasing our quality and it was a great example of how things are coming together under our coach Gurdeep.
“We were 2-0 up with half an hour to go and our fitness levels really showed in the final stages, adding a further five goals and running out 7-0 winners.
“The win sees us clinch top spot heading into the Christmas break and sets us up nicely for an exciting 2017.”
The Fourth Team were also victorious on Wednesday to take top spot in BUCS Football Midlands Division 5C.
They claimed a 3-1 win at home to Nottingham Trent University 5th to end their 2017 right.
Women’s Football Second Team faced a Staffordshire University side who had scored 47 goals in their last four games.
The side dominated possession and had plenty of opportunities to win the game, but Staffordshire remain top of the table with a 1-0, with the only goal coming from the penalty spot.

BASKETBALL
Women’s Basketball ended 2017 with a 100% BUCS league record. They secured their sixth consecutive league win on Wednesday overcoming the University of Lincoln 1st 50-27.

RUGBY
Men’s Rugby Second Team defeated University College Birmingham 1st 71-5 to secure just their second win of the season.

TENNIS
Men’s and Women’s Tennis returned to winning ways both winning 8-4 against Anglia Ruskin University 1st and Nottingham Trent University 2nd respectively.

BADMINTON
Men’s Badminton 2nd ended 2017 on a high with a 7-1 victory over the University of Bedfordshire 1st for just their second win of the season.
The run-down:
Men’s Badminton 1st 1-7 University of Warwick 2nd
Women’s Badminton 1st 0-8 University of Derby 1st
Men’s Basketball 1st 63-115 University of Derby 1st
Men’s Basketball 2nd 53-63 University of East Anglia 2nd
Women’s Fencing 1st 79-135 Loughborough University 2nd
Men’s Football 5th 0-12 Brooksby Melton College 1st
Men’s Football 6th 1-2 Birmingham City University 4th
Mixed Golf 1st 1-5 University of Nottingham 3rd
Men’s Hockey 1st 2-0 University of Leicester 2nd
Women’s Hockey 1st 0-1 Oxford Brookes University 3rd
Netball 1st 29-36 Nottingham Trent University 2nd
Netball 2nd 23-67 University of Lincoln 2nd
Netball 3rd University of Northampton 3rd
Netball 4th v University of Leicester 4th (Rearranged)
Men’s Rugby 1st v University of Bedfordshire 1st (#TeamDMU Walkover)
Men’s Rugby 3rd 0-48 Coventry University 2nd
Women’s Rugby 1st 19-37 Nottingham Trent University 2nd
Men’s Squash 1st 4-1 University of Lincoln 1st
Men’s Squash 2nd v University of Derby 2nd (Rearranged)
Women’s Volleyball v Aston University 1st (Rearranged)

Posted on Friday 8th December 2017

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