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With the season now winding its way to an end and with storms of two names having passed off, many Light Blues teams took to their field/court/respective playing surface to play their penultimate fixtures of the year. It is this time that tables start to look a lot more rigid, and fates can hang in the balance of that last final game.

The home advantage theory definitely received a boots to it’s credibility from Cambridge teams this week, with home sides registering eleven wins, two losses and a draw whilst those on the road bought home six losses, three wins and another draw. Here we look at eight of the best.

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Lacrosse – Derby vs Men’s 1st – Result: Win

Cambridge Lacrosse, led by Sidney Sussex’s own Jack Peacock, are dominating both league and cup this year, and the team continued their barnstorming form away to Derby coming out 10-4 victors in the cup semi-final. With the league title secured a double could well be on the horizon, with only a cup final tie against Nottingham Trent on Wednesday 11th March standing in their way. This will be held at UEA for the annual Conference Cup Finals Day.

Rugby – Women’s 1st  vs Birmingham – Result: Win

In their final competitive home game of the season, the Light Blues took control of their Vase Quarter Final against a high flying Birmingham side in an assertive 23-12 display. Cambridge now look forward to a potential giant slaying in the next round as they travel to an as yet unbeaten Loughborough side whose eyes are on promotion to the National league next season.

Football – Mens 2nd vs ARU – Result: Win

The Falcons winning run shows no signs of slowing as a sensational display against neighbours Anglia Ruskin saw an 8-0 drubbing extend their victorious form to six games. ARU’s tricky season continues, and the side couldn’t cope with the attacking threat from Light Blue Captain Angus Buttar had fancied getting to double digits. With Varsity upcoming on 1st March and a title decider against Northampton on 4th March, the Falcons winning run could not have come at a better time.

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Basketball  - Bedfordshire vs Women’s 1st – Result: Win  

Also heading to UEA for the Conference Cup Finals are the Women’s Blues Basketball team, who made a short trip to Bedfordshire to dispatch their hosts 75-44. Cambridge now face Oxford Brookes in the final, and will be looking to finish this BUCS season unbeaten.

Badminton – Men’s 1st vs Loughborough 3rd  – Result: Win

Having been promoted to the Midlands Tier 1 the season prior in 2018/19 Men’s Badminton have faced a tough campaign against strong teams from all across the area. In their final game however, the team picked up their first win of the season to provide some much needed momentum as they face Oxford for the Varsity on Saturday.

Netball – Women’s 1st vs Warwick 1st – Result: Win

After a narrow defeat to Warwick in the league which saw promotion hopes dashed back on 19th February, the Light Blues had a chance for vengeance when they met the same side again in the Conference Cup Final just a week later. Playing once more in the University Sports Centre, this occasion bought a delightfully different result. Coming from behind at the end of the 3rd quarter, the Light Blues rallied in the fourth for a scintillating 50-46 win. Much like Women’s Basketball, Cambridge will be facing off against Oxford Brookes in the final.


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Fencing Women’s 1st vs Worcester/Nottingham Trent – Result: Win

Women’s Fencing had their final league games of the season back to back in a double  header which saw them take on Worcester and Nottingham Trent, who were both dismissed with ease to leave the Light Blues on a 100% league record for the season. They next face Bath at home in a Trophy semi-final next week.

Fencing Men’s 2nd vs ARU – Result: Win

Men’s 2nd meanwhile had a very short trip away to Anglia Ruskin for their Conference Cup semi-final, and won all three weapon categories confidently. This result sets up a juicy cup final fixture with Oxford 2nd before also heading over to UEA for the annual Conference Cup Finals day. Their presence means that four Cambridge teams will be making the journey to the final this year, a doubling up of 2018/19’s numbers! 

With so much BUCS success, we can expect plenty of nominations for categories at the inaugural Sports Awards in April. 

Full results, fixtures and tables available on the BUCS Play website.

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