Author: Tom Edwards

Varsity Report: Men’s 1st Football

Words by Joe Harmer A brace for Dale Hodge was enough to ensure a deserved victory for John Moores over the University of Liverpool in the Varsity match at Wyncote. Initially a game of few chances, UoL were lucky to escape with a one goal deficit as John Moores had numerous chances to extend their lead before Matt Turner grabbed a consolation goal at the death. In a first half largely devoid of quality in either final third John Moores had the better of the possession and looked the more likely to score throughout. However, the first threat to...

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Varsity Report: Rugby Union

Having won the last two Varsity meetings, UoL will have been expecting to win their fixture against JMU and they duly delivered. UoL were stronger all over the field, created more opportunities, and took more of those opportunities. The first half saw UoL doing most of the attacking as Jack Shredlake on the right wing proved a constant threat to the JMU defence. Consistent pressure on the JMU defence regularly told as UoL were able to force penalties and find space in the JMU half. However, things could have been slightly different had JMU not had a try-scoring chance...

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Varsity Report: Rugby League

Having already beaten UoL twice this year, confidence in the JMU camp would have been very high going into the game. However, stern defence when it mattered most by UoL for very large portions of the game provided enough for them to finally end their losing streak against JMU. For the majority of the first half JMU did almost all of the attacking, though UoL continuously stopped them, repeat errors in attack by UoL meant that the JMU onslaught was relentless as UoL struggled to make any meaningful inroads in the JMU half. Such was JMU’s dominance in the...

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Varsity Previews: Rugby League & Rugby Union

Rugby League – 2pm – Wyncote In time for Varsity this coming Wednesday (13th April) we can give you a preview for some of the matches taking place on the day, the first in the series being the Rugby League. UoL are current champions having won the meeting last year 38-3, however, JMU will be looking to come back strong to reclaim a crown they won back in 2014 with a 28-10 victory. Both teams have spent this season in the Northern 1A Division, but have experienced very different years. The league itself was dominated by Manchester Metropolitan University...

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