Two UCFB football teams are celebrating league success following a momentous week in the BUCS leagues.

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st and 3rd teams each secured their respective league titles following last day wins to cap off an unforgettable season.

The 1sts won the Northern 4A league following a 5-3 at Belle Vue over University of Central Lancashire 2nd. The victory saw them claim top sport over city rivals Salford 1st by one point.

Meanwhile, the 3rd team secured the Northern 7B title in a winner takes all match against Leeds City 1st. With both teams on 16 points going into the final game of the season, the task for each team was a simple one.

Ryan Charalambous, 1st team manager, said: “Managing this team over the past 18 months has been an honour. From steadying the ship last season to now be working with a group of talented individuals with great pedigree, the work ethic has been key to our success this season.”

Sam Hill, 1st team captain, commented: “I’m absolutely over the moon with the success we have achieved throughout this season. We deserved to win the league with the amount of time and effort the players and the coaches put in. Bring on next season!”

Jake Hannah, 3rd team manager, added: “We knew we had a chance of winning the league this season with our squad but to go unbeaten is a testament to the lads as no other team managed it. The quality of football produced when it really mattered shows the ability and character we’ve got in our squad.”

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