West Suffolk College: latest sport

First up, our rugby lads played what is becoming a regular prestige friendly against Cambridge University Freshers XV. After we won a tight match last year at Grange Road, Cambridge were our guest at Bury Rugby Club, and once again we beat them.

Neil Reader

First up, our rugby lads played what is becoming a regular prestige friendly against Cambridge University Freshers XV. After we won a tight match last year at Grange Road, Cambridge were our guest at Bury Rugby Club, and once again we beat them.

From the very first whistle it was obvious that our players were up for the task of taking on the university squad. With Cambridge finding their feet throughout the first half, it was not a one-sided affair despite the final 47-6 scoreline.

Coach Nigel Brown said: “Scoring three quick tries in the first 15 minutes was telling on the result. Our support and continuity was top-drawer, and the option of counter-attacking was always available.”


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Yesterday, we faced Hartpury, in a tough battle for supremacy in the British Colleges Elite League. More on that next week.

In football our lads were involved in two epic encounters. We found ourselves two goals down at the break, at Leicester College in an English Colleges FA match. It was one-way traffic in the second half, as a number of chances were squandered. However, Elliot Hunter made it 2-1 from the penalty spot, then the same player levelled the match with 10 minutes left. Extra time again saw us on top and we were finally rewarded when Jack Minns scored the winner with three minutes left on the clock.

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On Saturday, our Border League team travelled to last year's champions Gas Rec and again found themselves behind. With 15 minutes remaining we trailed 3-1 but a Herculean effort saw us produce three goals when it mattered and ended up winning 4-3. It was an important three points and keeps us in touch with the leaders with games in hand. Former students Stuart Walker and Johnny Miller were on the score sheet, along with Elliot Hunter and Ben License.

Our girls ventured to Cobham to take on Chelsea's Under-19's. Chelsea are regarded as one of the best teams around and, although we were on the end of a

6-0 drubbing, credit must go to our team who stuck to their guns and produced a very spirited display. It was disappointing to concede two late goals when fatigue set in to put an unfair look to the final score.

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