1st November 2018
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 battled for 90 minutes but UCFB took the three points with goals from Ellen Clarabut and Charlie Powder giving them a 2-0.
Claire Coleman, captain “It was important that we kept a clean sheet because we know we’ve got one the best attacking players in the league who score goals and they provided.
UCFB goalkeeper Charley Beaumont, who made a great save in the final 10 minutes of the match to protect the clean sheet, said: “It’s great to get the win and continue our momentum for our cup fixture next week.”
UCFB 1st team 6 – 0 University College London
Fresh from reading week, UCFB Men’s 1st team were back in league action against University College London (UCL) looking to add to the 12 goals scored in their first game.
The UCFB side struggled to find their rhythm in the first half, creating no chances, before an inspirational team talk from manager Greg Symes helped turn the game in the home sides favour.
A brace from Antonino Fusco, with strikes from Sam Heasman, Charles Chikowore, Micah Walters and an own goal gave the hosts an emphatic win and made sure they maintained their momentum in the league.
UCFB winger Fusco said: “It was a frustrating first half, we were slow and lazy. In the second half, we pressed high and our hunger to win showed with our second half display”
Royal Holloway 1 – 6 UCFB 2nd team
Following on from their first league defeat of the season, the UCFB 2nd team were looking to bounce back with a performance they could be proud off.
The UCFB side impressed from the kick-off, controlling the match and dominating till the final whistle in a 6-1 victory.
Two goals each from Zack Nash and Joe Radley-Martin, and strikes from Ollie Stevens and Ben Kirk-Patrick gave the visitors a convincing win over Royal Holloway and made sure they got back to winning ways.
Speaking after the game, Striker Zack Nash said: “Scoring two is a great feeling but winning with the team is a better feeling! We knew as a team we had to work harder and we battled for 90 minutes. It feels great getting 3 points on the board, hopefully we can kick on!”
UCFB 3rd team 5 – 0 Regents University
UCFB 3rd team were back on home soil after reading week against Regents University.
Unbeaten in their first two fixtures in the BUCs league, the UCFB side knew they would need to produce a good performance in order to continue their impressive start to the season.
Impressing with their positive style of play from kick-off, goals from Josh Walker, Paul Feakins, Brad Robinson, Sam Blake, Ben Huckin gave the hosts an impressive 5-0 victory.
Midfielder Paul Feakins, speaking after the game, said: “The lads were superb! Our aim was a clean sheet and to win the game and the team did that. It’s always nice scoring but it’s important we continue working hard and keep focused for our next fixture.”