West Suffolk College sport

Finally, we have managed to get some games played in a week that has seen our girls' squad advance to the next round of the British Colleges Sport (BCS) knock-out football cup.

Neil Reader

Finally, we have managed to get some games played in a week that has seen our girls' squad advance to the next round of the British Colleges Sport (BCS) knock-out football cup.

We travelled to Gorleston to face East Norfolk Sixth Form College and were certainly up against it. At half-time we trailed 2-1 and soon after the restart East Norfolk scored another to really put us under pressure.

However, our girls dug deep and produced a rousing last 30 minutes. They scored four goals in that time to make the final scoreline 5-3 in our favour. It was a very gutsy display and our girls fully deserved their place in the next round. Scorers were Alesha Pugh and Danielle Bitten with two apiece and Lauren Cartwright with one.


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In the Essex and Suffolk Border League we travelled to Dedham, hoping to arrest the bad run we found ourselves in, having lost our last two matches.

As it was we went in at half-time with a 2-0 lead and were well on top.

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Unfortunately, as has been the case in recent weeks, we conceded early in the second half and could not find our first-half form. Dedham made the score level soon after and broke our hearts with a winner five minutes from time.

That's now three defeats on the spin. Luckily, results elsewhere means we are still well in touch with the leaders but must get back to winning ways soon.

Our rugby lads were badly let down by Oaklands College, who cried off a couple days before our scheduled match, stating that they were unable to raise a team due to injuries.

BCS awarded us the points and we now sit top of the league but I know the coach and the players would have rather played the match.

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