Good Week/Bad Week – BUCS Week Five

Plenty of action in the fifth week of #Uniball, and plenty of talking points as the reigning National Champions slip to a second straight defeat! It’s time for another edition of Good Week/Bad Week!

GOOD WEEK

Honourable mentions;

  • The comeback is on, as Loughborough Students recover to 2-2 following victory over Derby.
  • UPSET ALERT! Leeds Gryphons triumphed over Bangor, 26-24, Bournemouth Bobcats edged out Plymouth Blitz, and Leeds Carnegie took down the Rams
  • Outlasting the National Champions, Hertfordshire Hurricanes edged out Birmingham, 30-35

 

Durham Saints LDurham Saints

A sterling (!) performance from the Saints, who saved their best offensive showing of the season for the trip to the Clansmen. With WR/DB Chaz Dawson contributing 3 TDs on offense (including two deep bombs) and 2 INTs on defense, Durham pulled away to win 28-41. The Saints are now 3-0 and sit pretty at the top of the Premier North.

 

liverpool-raptors-lLiverpool Raptors

With victory over Chester Legion yesterday, the Raptors sit atop the 2A North at 3-0, having conceded 0 points. Sure, they’ve only faced Bradford Bears, Edge Hill Vikings and Chester, but you can only beat what is in front of you. Three games in and yet to concede a point? That deserves some credit, no matter the opposition.

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Huddersfield Hawks LHuddersfield Hawks

HAWKS WIN! HAWKS WIN! HAWKS WIN! Following an 0-8 2015/16 campaign, the Hawks began life in the 2A Midlands with back-to-back shutout losses to Leicester Longhorns and Coventry Jets respectively. A 10 game skid ended yesterday following a 34-6 win over DMU Falcons.

 

Kingston Cougars LKingston Cougars

Though the Cougars have the unwanted record of being the first team to allow the Bath offense to score points this season, victory over the Killer Bees – the first Kingston win in 2016/17 – means that the Cougars are as good as one win away from ensuring top flight survival just 3 games in.

 

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Rob Amor

Rob somehow fits Britball around a hectic life of work, newborns, and rare, blissful, moments of quiet in which to nap. Rob stepped down from the Birmingham Bulls committee at the end of 2016 and walked away after 10 years at the club. He leads DC's Adult league coverage and dabbles in a bit of BUCS. Follow him on Twitter - @RobAmorDC