Winter warmer for victorious Edge Hill women’s football team
BUCS Cup action took centre stage in the University sports calendar last week, with Edge Hill sides experiencing mixed fortunes.
Quarter-final places were up for grabs and it was the women’s football team who made the headlines. They travelled to Yorkshire to take on an unbeaten Leeds second team, who are top of their table – and came away with an eye-catching 4-3 success, having twice trailed. Cara Bickett, Annabel Ainscough and Lea Winter (2) were the goal heroes for an Edge Hill side who are going well in their league campaign.
In all Edge Hill teams represented the University in six sports this week. In hockey, the men’s firsts went down 3-1 at home to a physical Leeds thirds (Jac Horwood on target for the hosts), while the women’s first (University of York, 6-0) and second teams (Cumbria, 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw) all suffered defeat on the road.
In table tennis there was joy for the women’s firsts, who were 5-0 home victors over their Uclan counterparts. However, there was revenge for Uclan in rugby union, who ran out 56-25 winners in Ormskirk.
The women’s first and fourth netball teams both suffered disappointments away from home – the former at Nottingham Trent (68-16) and the latter at Liverpool John Moores (54-23), while there was also double defeat in badminton for the men’s sides – the firsts losing on overall points despite a 4-4 away draw, while the seconds went down 8-0 at home to Newcastle University’s firsts.
Away from the competitive action, Edge Hill recently hosted a Disability Sports Evening (Tuesday 20 November). Sports Development Officer Jenny Winrow led the event alongside the Student’s Union, with the aim of informing and inspiring students about disability sport. Activities included goalball, boccia and sit-down volleyball and was hailed a huge success, with many students involved.