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UCFB Wembley 1st team celebrate league success

UCFB Wembley Men’s 1st team secured BUCS league success to continue a brilliant month for UCFB football teams.

Not to be outdone by their UCFB Eithad Campus peers –the men’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams all won their respective BUCS leagues too – the Wembley team secured the BUCS South Eastern 5D title following a dramatic last gasp win at London Met 1st.

Going into the game two points ahead of their title rivals, UCFB knew a draw would be enough to...

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Double league success for UCFB Etihad Campus men’s football teams

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...

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Student match report: UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st 4-0 Manchester Metropolitan University 4th

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st 4-0 Manchester Metropolitan University 4th

Regional Arena, 18/10/2017

By Riegan Thompson

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st bounced back from their opening day disappointment with an impressive 4-0 victory at home over MMU 4th.

The hosts got off to a flyer as Mark West won a penalty just two minutes into the game. The winger picked himself up and converted calmly to the goalkeeper’s left hand side.

It was West on the scoresheet once again after half an hour. Salou...

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Student match report: UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd 6-1 Keele University

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd 6-1 Keele University

Regional Arena, Manchester, 12/10/2017

By Josh Bunting

The UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd started their season with a 6-1 thrashing over Keele University on a rainy afternoon at the Regional Arena.

Managed by Jake Newell and Ryan Carter-Thompson, the home side started the better as Igor Montero played in Josh Winthrop but he saw his low effort well kept out by Keele keeper Lloyd Murphy.

However, on 15 minutes UCFB did take the lead as constant pressure...

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Student match report: Salford Uni 3-1 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

Salford Uni 3-1 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

12/10/2017

By Riegan Thompson

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st got their season off to a disappointing start as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Salford Uni.

The short trip across Manchester was not made easy by wet and windy conditions and both teams found it difficult to get a foot hold in the opening exchanges.

However, it was UCFB who had the first sighting of goal. Brenden Lilley’s corner found Mark West...

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Student match report: UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd 2-5 UCLAN 6th

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd 2-5 UCLAN 6th

Regional Arena, Manchester, 15/03/17

By Josh Bunting 

Darren Murray’s first game in charge of UCFB ended in defeat at the Regional Arena.

It all started so well when just five minutes in to the match UCFB took the lead through Saxton Wraith when he met a corner with a bullet header, giving the visiting keeper Carlos Agreda no chance.

UCLAN almost responded immediately when Joe Noblet found himself on the edge of the area, curling the ball just inches wide of Jamie Bradley’s post.

Bradley then made...

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Student match report: UCFB Etihad Campus Women secure historic first title with easy win over Bolton

UCFB Etihad Campus Women 11 – 0 University of Bolton Women

Belle Vue Stadium, Manchester, 08/03/17

By Riegan Thompson

An emphatic 11-0 win saw UCFB secure promotion and the BUCS Northern 4A title to cap a phenomenal first season.

Zoe Stout’s team, who didn’t exist 12 months ago, went into their season finale against Bolton knowing a win would secure an historic title on what was also International Women’s Day.

In the opening exchanges nerves appeared to be getting the better of UCFB, with striker...

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Student match report: UCFB run rampant as they close in on title

Manchester Metropolitan University Women 0-13 UCFB Etihad Campus Women

01/03/17

By Riegan Thompson

UCFB Etihad Campus Women made the short trip to Manchester Metropolitan University knowing that two wins from their remaining two games would secure them the title in their first season.

At first it seemed things weren’t going to be easy, with Manchester Metropolitan sporting face paint and giving out a huge battle cry prior to kick off. In truth however, UCFB couldn’t have asked for a better day.

The opening 15 minutes...

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Student match report: UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st 3-2 Lancaster

By Riegan Thompson

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st 3-2 Lancaster

Belle Vue, Manchester, 15/02/2017

Unbeaten Lancaster traveled to third placed UCFB high in confidence having already secured the league title.

Manager Ryan Charalambous expressed his and the team’s desire pre-match to bounce back from the 1-0 loss at UCLAN last week. Before the game he said “We see this as a game where we have nothing to lose, they’re top of the league and flying high. We’re going for it today, playing an attacking...

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Student match report: UCLAN 1-0 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

By Riegan Thompson 

UCLAN 1-0 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

UCLAN Sports Arena, Preston – 08/02/2017

A scrappy game between UCLAN and UCFB was in the end settled by a fantastic finish from UCLAN’s Sam Howe.

UCLAN started the game the better of the two sides, with Callum Williams having the first chance of note, firing his shot into the side netting.

UCFB though grew into the game through Mark West. The winger cut in from the left hand side and curled an effort towards...

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