Bucs Results Round Up Week Commencing 2nd March
It was not to be for the Men’s 1s who kicked off the Bucs action this week as they went down 2-1 to RGU 1s in the semi-final of the Queens Park Shield. Despite a good performance in the main, the team were undone by two set piece goals either side of half time and even with Captain Findlay Tough pulling one back late on in the game it was not enough. The players can be proud of their efforts and for taking a team that finished 2nd in 1A all the way in what was another good spectacle for student football.
It was a similar story for the women’s 3rd team on Tuesday night as the team went down by 2 goals to nil against league champions Edinburgh 3s. That completes the season for the 3s and we would like to take the opportunity to thank those leaving, Lauren Archer, Erin Kirkpatrick, Lydia Blum and Regan Sonderman for their time and effort over the last 4 years whilst also wishing them all the best for the future.
On Wednesday, the men’s 1s were back in action as they travelled to Strathclyde to complete the 2A league season but a tired performance saw the team go down 3-1. Attention now turns to the Conference Cup Final next Wednesday (11th March) as they take on Strathclyde 1s (for the 4th time this season). 2.30pm kick off at University Park.
Unfortunately the weather beat the men’s 2s match away at Aberdeen 4s and so with that the needed win to clinch the 4B title will have to wait. In the same league the men’s 3s went down by 5 goals to 4 against Abertay 2s at Whitton Park. Goals from Duncan Fraser, Darren Mitchell, Nicholas Lewis and Alex Latto were not enough to get anyting from the match. The 3s season concludes on Saturday (7th) as they host Aberdeen 4s at 2pm at University Park. The men’s 4s completed their season with a 0-0 draw at home Dundee 4s in what was an entertaining match for the healthy crowd that attended. The men’s 5s match was also a victim of the weather as the home game against Abertay 3s was postponed.
In more postive news there were some notable wins yesterday. Firstly the men’s 6th team have completed their season achieving their most ever bucs league points total. Unfortunately it came as a result of the opposition not turning up but that should not distract from the effort and application this group of players have put in this season and fully deserve their mid table finish. Well done to Captain Alex, Matthew the coach and the whole squad for the achievement. Also signing the season off with a win was the women 2nd team. In a game that they needed to win to stay in 2A, 2 goals from Rebekah Cathcart, Anni Shah and Izzy Reeves saw the 2s win 4-2 over rivals Heriot Watt 1s. It has been a steep learning curve for the group this season, espeically given that they are the only 2nd team in the league. That being said the group got their reward for all the hard work and effort and will look forward to next season now aiming to build on this one. Lastly, but by no means least the women’s 1s 1a league season was signed sealed and delivered with another win which made it an historic 10 wins from 10 games. A hatrick from Isabella Rosalina (which took her through the 30 goal mark for the season) was followed by a Rory Xanders header as the 1s defeated Glasgows 1s 4-1. Special achievement to win all leagues games in a season and to do it in the top Scottish Tier deserves added praise. With a cup final and play offs to look forward to next month, the team is in a great place ready to embrace the next challenges.