Wonderful Wednesday for UEL

Three of UEL’s major teams have days to remember. Adam Payne rounds up the action.

UEL’s Men’s Rugby Team took another step closer to the league title, the Women’s Volleyball Team have won their respective leagues, whilst UEL’s Women’s Football Team got through to the Semi-Finals of the South Eastern Conference Cup.

Champions

The Women’s Volleyball first team succeeded in their defence of BUCS Premier South League with a gruelling 3-2 victory against fellow League-title hopefuls and rivals Essex in a thrilling away fixture. The victory means that UEL’s Women ended the season with a nine wins, with the formidable team only losing one match.

Essex took the early set lead, before UEL hit back in the next two sets. At the half-way stage UEL were leading 2-1. Essex made UEL work for the win with success in the fourth set. But that didn’t keep the team down, and they secured the final set.

Rivals

The UEL Men’s Rugby team took another step closer to claiming the South Eastern 5B league title with a 28-7 win against closest rivals Queen Mary University (QMU). UEL ran in four tries, converting all of them in the process.

During the season it has been UEL and QMU vying for the title, however the UEL win secures the second against them for the season, winning both the home and away fixtures. UEL have the opportunity to seal the title at home in two weeks against the University of Kent in UEL’s last game of the season.

Speaking after the match against QMU, UEL’s Flanker Charlie Wilson said about taking a step closer to league triumph in his first season: “It feels good, as we know we have control of our destiny to win the league and I believe that against Kent in two weeks we will be crowned league winners.”

Impressive

The Women’s Football team are yet to lose a match this season in the league with an impressive seven wins out of seven. UEL have been able to continue their fantastic league form into a lengthy cup run. They overcame tough opposition from the league above (South Eastern 3A – UEL are in South Eastern 3B), with a well fought 2-1 win against Sussex.

Otesha Charles scored in either half to secure the win. Her two goals propelled a strong UEL side into the semi-finals against Essex Women’s 1sts, a side that are currently third in the South Eastern 2B league. The fixture takesplace on March 1st.