Good Week/Bad Week – BUCS Week Four

With so many impressive victories, win-streaks and other notable stories, it’s a bumper first page in this week’s edition of Good Week/Bad Week, as we had a lot of trouble narrowing them down!


Honourable mentions;

  • The York Centurions are the early contender for the non-existent DC Twitter Feed of the Year.
  • Quietly going about their business, Portsmouth Destroyers are 3-0 following victory over Reading.
  • The Nottingham Students maintained their superb start to the season, forcing Worcester into submission at the half.
  • One of 3 sides to register 50+ points, Teeside Cougars shut out the Pyros, winning 56-0.



Flying under the radar somewhat, the Cardiff Cobras moved up to 3-0 on the season and tightened their grip over the 1A South West division following a 20-0 shutout win over UWE Bullets. Both previous victories were slightly cagey affairs, but the Cobras dominated from start to finish. The return fixture against Solent awaits in a fortnight.


southampton-stags-l-newSOUTHAMPTON STAGS

A fortnight removed from a 40-0 win over BNU, the Emperors were brought crashing back down to earth as the Stags went on the rampage in a 62-2 rout. Nearly hitting the fabled 50-burger BY HALF TIME, running back Aaron Adekoya marched through the Emperors defense for 3 scores in the first quarter, including a 70-yard scamper.



With a 14-49 road win in the #SteelBowl, Sheffield Hallam secured bragging rights over the Sabres. Former Stirling QB Dutch Stephenson lit up the Sabres’ secondary, torching them for 4 scores and a tonne of yardage. Hallam’s offense (multiple plays of 40+ yards) caught fire , which should strike fear in the rest of the 1A North West.


mmu-eagles-lMMU EAGLES

Though only 1-1 following yesterday’s win over Lincoln, the mere fact that the Eagles bounced back from a 31-12 loss to Coventry a fortnight ago to defeat the highly touted Colonials (fresh off beating Northampton 42-0) is worthy of a spot on this weeks’ Good Week. A last minute field goal sealed the come-from-behind victory.




Rob Amor

Rob somehow fits Britball around a hectic life of work, newborns, and rare, blissful, moments of quiet in which to nap. Rob became Chairman of the Sandwell Steelers in September 2017. He leads DC's Adult league coverage and dabbles in a bit of BUCS. Follow him on Twitter - @RobAmorDC