Match reports: 8th February
In a dramatic turn of events, including some heated exchange with the umpires, the Blues suffered a 44-36 defeat against Warwick this week. Considering their unbeaten BUCS record this season, the loss was somewhat of a shock, but perhaps is an indication that the inconsistency within the team due to continued injuries and illness, rather than through any fault of their own, has begun to take its toll on the Blues. They were also beaten in the ‘Town Vs Gown’ competition last weekend. Despite these results, the Blues are sure to learn from their mistakes and they will be more fired up than ever in the local ‘derby’ against Brooke’s in 5th week.
The Roos travelled for more than 6 hours overall on Wednesday, not to mention the journey back to Oxford from Edinburgh for C/WA Char Walker made especially, to play an away fixture against the team who gave them their closest match during Michaelmas. It was set to be a tough match. Despite Hannah Torrance’s continued knee problems, which meant centre-court demon Molly Atkinson was restricted to playing GS for the whole match, the Roos pulled off a spectacular performance and stormed to a 38-24 victory. Izzy Picton-Turbeville was awarded a thoroughly-deserved player of the match, but every girl brought her A game to the court this week. This result demonstrates the hard work the Roos have put in this term; it’s clear that progress has been made and it was nice for the girls to ‘Roo the day’ they drew so agonisingly last term.
Fixture Vs RAF
Many thanks to RAF Brize Norton for hosting the Roos and Emus this weekend. Both teams enjoyed victory and were able to trial different combinations and styles of play, which made for a successful end to 4th week.