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BUCS Northern 5B
The 5s will be looking to improve this season led by Daniel ‘Dribbler’ Williams and get off to a better start than they did last year. Having had ups and downs throughout the year the boys will be looking to take all 6 points when playing the 6th team. Click the above image to follow this team’s Wednesday (BUCS) records…
The weekend sees the 5th team compete as the ‘University of Leeds 2nd XI’ in the dark depths of Yorkshire hockey. Consistent performances are often hindered by a fruitful Friday night. Click the below image for Saturday/Sunday success.
Latest Match Report
This Wednesday Leeds uni 5s lined up for yet another dramatic game against Teeside. After a fast paced and exciting first few minutes Leeds grabbed the first goal and the second followed closely. In spite of the early dominance shown by Leeds, Teeside did not give up, pulling a goal back soon providing a close encounter for the crowds watching in the stands. However due to superior play and our dominance, Leeds again extended the lead to two goals after some fantastic play utilising the width of the pitch and showing great skill and finishing in the final third. But we were in for a tight finish as Teeside managed to grab a goal back in the final 20 so a gritty and tense finale. Once again The character of the 5s shine through as we stuck it out as the end for another great victory.
Season Review 2013/2014
In the 2013/14 season, the mighty fives finished in the champions league spots in Yorkshire league division 4, only 4 points off promotion. In the BUCS leagues, we made a solid mid-table finish despite two very demoralising defeats to the poly. However, the lowest of the lows came on the fateful night that is Beer Olympics. I had been told for months prior to the event about the 5’s traditional strength in the competition, but – mainly due to Chris Barr – finished in a measly fourth place. Ultimately, this is what spurred me on to be captain, to right the wrongs of the previous regime, to bring home the Beer Olympics.
This year, a promotion push at the weekends was the target while also avoiding the drop on a Wednesday. And at the time of writing, we sit 2nd in our Yorkshire league with every chance of winning promotion. On a Wednesday we’re 6 points above the relegation places, but we all know Wednesdays aren’t about the hockey… The socials have been incredible, the freshers have loved every minute and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous of them. If the post-fruity soldiers keep marching on, we’ll soon be the 3rd best team in the club.
George ‘Vergen’ Hartley