Students make debut for FC United of Manchester first team

A number of UCFB students recently made their debut for FC United of Manchester in the National League North.

Will Ozono, Jack Grimshaw, Mark West and Salou McDowell–Jallou, who are part of the UCFB Undergraduate Academy, have spent most of the season helping the club’s under-21 side to the top of the North West Under 21 Development League. However, with FC United currently battling relegation, manager Neil Reynolds has called on a number of under-21 players to help.

Will, Jack and Mark...

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More title success for UCFB football teams

Hot on the heels of numerous title successes from UCFB sports teams in the BUCS league last week, more of our sides from both campuses have claimed championship wins this week to add further silverware to the UCFB cabinet…



Women’s 1st, South Eastern 3A league The women secured their league title in style by thrashing the University of Brighton 2nd 9-0 with one game spare. With just a trip to King’s College London 2nd to go, the girls will be looking to...

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Title success for UCFB sports teams

It’s been a busy few weeks for UCFB’s sports teams in London and Manchester. With teams fighting for titles and trophies in a number of BUCS leagues, here’s the latest round-up of what’s been happening…

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Women’s 1st team, Northern 3A league

The UCFB Women’s 1st team won their BUCS league with a game to spare, and are currently undefeated. A 2-1 win over University of Liverpool 2nd meant that the team went into their game away at University of Chester...

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FC United of Manchester U21s thrash Stockport Town

FC United of Manchester U21s hammered Stockport Town 8-1 to continue their dominance at the top of the North West U21 Development League.

FC United, UCFB’s Undergraduate Academy Manchester side, quickly established their style of play on the opposition taking an early 2-0 lead following close range finishes from Will Ozono and Yannick de Gael.

As the game settled down, Henry Limpitshi further increased the lead with a near post finish, before the home side began to dominate the game with some excellent football...

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FC United of Manchester U21s win on the road to stay top

FC United of Manchester U21s, UCFB’s Undergraduate Academy Manchester side, maintained their lead at the top of the North West U21 Development League with a hard fought 2-0 win at St Helens Town.

From the off, FC United looked to establish their way of playing and early into the game created chances which forced the St Helens goalkeeper into making a number of saves. As the first half developed, chances were limited and it was the home side that scored against the...

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UCFB Etihad Campus match report round-up

A round-up of BUCS match reports from the men’s teams at UCFB Etihad Campus on Wednesday 28th November.

Manchester Metropolitan University 1st 1-2 UCFB 1st

A Will Ozono brace helped UCFB claim back-to-back victories in a hard-fought victory away at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), as they move up to third in the league table.

Despite a quiet opening to the match as both teams battled for full control of possession, UCFB managed to find a breakthrough on the 17-minute mark through Will...

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UCFB football teams impress with clean sweep on Halloween

Four UCFB football teams were in action on Wednesday recording an impressive clean sweep of wins, scoring 19 goals and conceding just one in the process.

UCFB Wembley Women’s First Team 2 – 0 Reading University

An in form Reading University side visited Silver Jubilee Park (pictured above) to face the UCFB Women’s team yesterday.

Reading’s recent performances showed that they are no pushovers and the UCFB Women’s side knew it wasn’t going to be an easy game.

In a close contest, both teams...

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Away win keeps UCFB’s Undergraduate Academy Manchester side on track

FC United of Manchester U21s, UCFB’s Undergraduate Academy Manchester side, visited 1874 Northwich on Sunday and continued their impressive run of form with a 4-1 win.

In the early stages, both sides struggled to find a foothold in the game but a long range effort from Brendan Lilley gave FC United the lead going into the break.

The second half developed a similar pattern to the opening period with both teams unable to keep possession for long stretches of play and few chances being created...

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UCFB Men’s 2nd team impresses with 8-1 win

UCFB’s Men’s 2nd team smashed in eight goals in a dominant victory over a depleted Manchester College side last week, sending a message to the rest of the division.

Goals from six different players helped guide a strong UCFB side to a convincing victory as Manchester College struggled to cope with a barrage of attacking moves over the 90 minutes.

A goal within the first 30 seconds put UCFB on the front foot from the start, with pressure from the number 10, Manny, forcing the...

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UCFB students represent Great Britain at Mini Football U21 World Cup

The Mini Football U21 World Cup wrapped up in Prague earlier this month with ten students from UCFB Etihad Campus representing Great Britain at the tournament.

Taking place from 4-8 October in the capital of the Czech Republic the host nation claimed the trophy with a 2-1 win in the final over Slovakia.

A spirited effort saw GB reach the quarter-finals where they were knocked-out by Senegal with Henry Limpitshi-Bongwanga – Football Business & Finance student at UCFB – scoring for GB...

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