25 November 2003

SPORTS UPDATE

This week’s 5-0 victory for Edge Hill’s men’s football 2nd team, against Liverpool Hope, began with two goals scored in the opening ten minutes of the match. The second half saw the substitute Phil Long scoring the third goal with his first touch of the game. Goalkeeper, Danny Morton scored an outstanding fourth goal from a goal-kick, followed very quickly by the fifth and final goal by Mark Spicer from the half way line. Captain, Paul Rough commented that his team gave a: “…..class performance.”

Men’s hockey also returned to victory this week to take its place at top of the league with a close 10-9 score against UMIST. Exceptional players included Robin Bedford, Steve Parker and Simon Muirhead, who provided the winning goal in the final seconds of the game.

Women’s basketball continued a winning streak this week, with a 58-31 defeat against the home side University of Central Lancashire. The team battled through with only one umpire who offered a few borderline decisions, and an opposition team whose aggressive tactics added unwelcome tension to the game. Maintaining play without retaliation, Edge Hill showed that they wouldn’t be intimidated, and went on to win by keeping cool under pressure. Exceptional players were Amanda May Norman, Liza Wilson, Britney Beavers and Siobhan Canning.

Edge Hill’s men’s rugby union team enjoyed the first league win of the season, 20-15 away at Chester. Despite sin-binnings and a few errors due to inexperience, the team managed to pull back a stunning victory, aided by the returning hooker, Ben Moss and the kicking skills of Tom Armer, who with Vinny Murphy were both named as exceptional players.

BUSA Results for 19/11/2003

Men’s Football
Edge Hill 1st 0-1 Northumbria University 1st (H)
Edge Hill 2nd 5-0 Liverpool Hope 2nd (A)
Edge Hill 3rd 2-2 St. Martin’s College 2nd (A)
Edge Hill 5th 4-1 UMIST 3rd (A)

Women’s Football
Edge Hill 1st 2-5 University of Central Lancs 1st (A)

Men’s Basketball
Edge Hill 1st 50-63 UMIST 1st (H)
Women’s Basketball
Edge Hill 1st 58-31 University of Central Lancs 1st (A)

Men’s Hockey
Edge Hill 1st 10-9 UMIST 1st (A)

Women’s Hockey
Edge Hill 1st 0-5 UW Bangor 1st (A)

Women’s Rugby Union
Edge Hill 1st 1 7-25 Keele University 1st (H)

Men’s Rugby Union
Edge Hill 1st 20-15 Chester College 1st (A)

Netball
Edge Hill 1st 36-51 Manchester University 1st (H)
Edge Hill 2nd 23-54 St Martin’s College 2nd (A)
Edge Hill 3rd 26-14 Keele University 3rd (H)
Edge Hill 4th 8-29 University of Central Lancs 3rd (A)

ENDS

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