Teams hoping to build on dozen delight in this week's sporting Wednesday

Sports teams from De Montfort University Leicester are hoping they can make it a 'baker's dozen' or more this week after claiming 12 victories in the second #BUCSWednesday of this year. 

Last week was one of the most successful #BUCSWednesday schedules for #TeamDMU in recent times but the teams are looking to do even better this week, with football, rugby, volleyball and squash sides all in action across 17 fixtures.


In particular, DMU's netballers are targeting further success, after issuing Oxford Brookes University a devastating 42-28 defeat in last week's match held at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre (QEII).

The much needed win came just a week after a narrow 21-18 victory over Nottingham Trent University away from home, getting their BUCS season off to a dream start.

The side were dominant from the off, in what was tight opening few quarters, before tired Oxford Brookes legs allowed DMU to pull away and secure a convincing win.


It was also a happy afternoon for the Second Team who rectified a last gasp 32-29 defeat to University of Northampton in their opening fixture, to defeat rivals the University of Leicester, by just a single point; 24-23.

Joining Netball with some of the results of the day were DMU Men’s and Women’s Basketball, who secured a clean sweep in their fixtures.

The DMU Pitbulls Women’s side travelled to the University of Cambridge looking to replicate their victory at Leicester Arena on the opening day of the season.

They proved too hot to handle as they marched to a 48-35 victory, claiming all six points from their first two games.

The Men’s side were just as convincing in their performances with the First and Second Team recording 79-75 and 64-62 victories respectively.

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It was a landmark day for Women’s Squash who won their first ever BUCS fixture as a side against the University of Lincoln at Leicester Squash Club.

A 3-1 victory was just what they and their Captain Charlotte Fish, a DMU Vice Chancellor’s Sports Scholar, needed following a 3-0 defeat to the University of Leicester a week earlier.

They will hope to carry that form into their next fixture, but have to wait nearly a month before they take to the court in BUCS again.


The second ‘Pick of the Day’ witnessed DMU Women’s Badminton thrash the University of Leicester 6-2, proving their worth this season following a 7-1 defeat on the opening day.

During their dominant victory at the QEII, the side oozed confidence which will no doubt stand them in good stead for the remainder of the season.

DMU Men’s Football First Team were lucky to come away with a point, after the University of Nottingham missed a penalty in the 89th minute to spare their blushes.

The side coached by former Leicester City Captain Matt Elliott, came back from a goal down to take a 2-1 lead before the opposition scored the equaliser on the stroke of the half-time.

The second half didn’t live up to the entertainment factor of the first, but DMU showed in spells that they can more than hold their own this season in a very competitive league.

This Wednesday will see #TeamDMU begin their BUCS Cup campaign.

You can stay up-to-date with all the action live throughout the afternoon on our Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat accounts.

Posted on Wednesday 26th October 2016

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