UCFB News

17th March 2017

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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9th March 2017

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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2nd March 2017

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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16th February 2017

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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15th February 2017

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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15th February 2017

Student match report: University of Cumbria 1-5 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

By Riegan Thompson

University of Cumbria 1-5 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

Richard Rose Academy, Carlisle, 01/02/2017

UCFB’s new managerial duo of Ryan Charalambous and Christian Kony got off to a flying start with a thumping 5-1 win over the University of Cumbria.

UCFB flew out the blocks scoring after just three minutes. Midfielder Jack Slinn went on a run from the centre circle before threading a pass through to Mark West, whose quick shot took a slight deflection on its way into the...

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