West Suffolk College: latest sport

The football students have had a busy week once more, with Team Bury playing three times since l last wrote and the college's boys' football team also visiting South Notts College.

Neil Reader

The football students have had a busy week once more, with Team Bury playing three times since l last wrote and the college's boys' football team also visiting South Notts College.

The college match ended in a 1-0 defeat although, considering that the team was entirely made up of first-year students, the lads can be proud of the result.

Team Bury started the week in sixth place in the Essex and Suffolk Border League, but three wins in six days ensure we are now top after catching up on matches.


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The best result was a 2-0 home win against University of Essex, with goals from Ben Licence and Craig Nurse. This was followed by wins at home to Coggeshall, 5-0, and Tiptree Heath, 6-0.

We are now top by virtue of a superior goal difference than nearest rivals West Bergholt. It should be an exciting climax to the season.

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Our football girls put in a sloppy display against Long Road College in the East Region Final of the British Colleges Sport knockout cup. We lost 1-0 despite having much of the possession throughout the match. Poor finishing was our downfall. Long Road now qualify for the national play-offs and we wish them good luck.

Our rugby squad took part in the Cambridge Sevens competition last week. They competed against colleges and schools from all over the local area, many of which specialise in the game and use this tournament as a final warm-up for the Richmond Sevens this week.

Our lads played well, although they did not win the day. In the qualifying rounds they were beaten by Robert Clack School, who were in great form. In the Plate competition, they lost to a SEEVIC side strengthened by guest players from Southend RUFC.

Coach Ben Cooper said: “This tournament provides the lads with a great opportunity to have a bit of fun playing Sevens and relieve the pressure of the 15-a-side game.”

They were up against the academy side of Sale Sharks yesterday. For some lads, this was the biggest game of their rugby career to date. The game was played at Fylde Rugby Club, so the team set off on Tuesday afternoon and only got back late last night. More on that match next week.

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