UCFB News

Win on the road maintains solid start to season for FC United of Manchester U21s

FC United of Manchester U21s, UCFB’s Undergraduate Academy Manchester side, maintained their great start to the season with a commanding 3-0 away win against a tough Stockport Town team.

The game was played at a high tempo and both sides looked to play to their own strengths on a narrow and challenging pitch. The result means FC United have won four of their five games this season and now sit second in North West U21 Development League, just two points behind leaders...

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Impressive win keeps momentum going for FC United of Manchester U21s

FC United of Manchester’s Under-21 side continued their impressive start to the season with a convincing 6-0 win at Radcliffe in the North West U21 Development League.

The game sprung into life in the first half with action at both ends and good periods of possession for either side, with FC United eventually dominating the game and converting a flurry of chances.

Strikes from Jack Grimshaw, Henry Limpitshi, and two apiece from Elliot Simoes and Fran Frangillo ensured that the visitors followed...

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FC United of Manchester U21s kick-off the new season with impressive win

FC United of Manchester’s Under-21 side got their league campaign off to a winning start on Sunday with a resounding 7-1 victory against defending champions Irlam F.C. Under-21s.

The North West U21 Development League fixture started brightly with both sides looking to play a passing game and Irlam took the lead mid-way through the first-half. However, FC United responded within minutes with a Henry Limpitshi equaliser after a well worked team move.

The home side then took the lead through a Bobby Hamza...

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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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