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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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FC United of Manchester U21s continue impressive start to the season with 8-0 win at Glossop

FC United of Manchester U21s, UCFB’s Undergraduate Academy Manchester side, were in league action over the weekend and continued their rich vein of form with an 8-0 win at Glossop North End.

FC United welcomed back some of the returning players that had just represented Great Britain in the Mini Football U21 World Cup in Prague as well as players appearing for the first team the day before.

Against an energetic opposition the FC United side looked to establish early possession and created some...

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UCFB vs University of Manchester: league opener abandoned in first half

UCFB First Team kicked off the new season against University of Manchester Second Team last week in their first game since the Etihad-based squad won promotion from the BUCS Northern 4A League.

After beating University of Central Lancashire 5-3 in the last game of the season, UCFB clinched promotion – finishing above city rivals Salford Firsts by one point in a final day thriller. UoM Second Team finished third last season in their Northern 3A League, 10 points behind champions Lancaster.

Manager...

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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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