BUCS Women’s Trophy Final
The two Midlands 1A teams of Nottingham University 1st And Cambridge University 2nds took to the Leeds Met field to battle it out for the BUCS Trophy. Having met the week before in league action the Nottingham team were in a confident mood after running out 14-11 winners against the Cambridge team. Cambridge looked sharp in their warm up and had support from the University 1st team on the side-line.
From the first draw Cambridge took control of the game and after a couple of minutes registered the first goal of the game. As possession started to swing back and forth, Cambridge were in the driving seat with strong defence play which led to a fast-break goal.
With two goals down and then a yellow card sending captain Helena Muir off for 2 minutes; Nottingham started the comeback with a great worked goal from a feed from behind. As goals were traded between the teams, Nottingham would take the lead for the first time at 4-3 from Hannah Hague before Captain Helena Muir added another to make it 5-3.
At Half-time the score line read in favour of Nottingham 8-5 which they built on early in the second half with more goals from club president Rosie Twogood. Although Cambridge had plenty of chances, the Nottingham wave kept coming back time and time again with further goals from Hannah Nugent. The Cambridge team would not go silently and built on some great saves by their goalie, however with more and more possession Nottingham continued to pile on the pressure and ran out the game as champions with a score of 14-6. The East Midlands team will now look to build on this success as they will be playing for premiership promotion.
Interview with the Nottingham Captains