GeogSoc sports report: 25th April 2021

Another tough test from UBMHC sixes

By James Smith, Third Year Geography & Sports Captain 2019/20

A second match against the Men’s Hockey Club ensued this week, this time for league position. Both sides lined up strongly and started quickly even as the sun sapped energy with a goal scored by each team in the first few minutes.

GeogSoc became slightly ragged and overwhelmed as the half drew on, with the six men of the opposition finding gaps and making strong tackles to put us under pressure. A flowing move finished by Millie Latter got the score back to 4-2 at halftime and gave us some positivity to take into the second half.

Towards the end of the game, Matthew Creswick showed his true colours and got himself sent off for two minutes for a lazy, late challenge on an opposition defender… Especially as it in no way stopped the run of the opposition player!

Anna McBurney was the star of the show after the team talk, tackling anything that moved and being the focal point of many of our attacks as we played increasingly open hockey to try and close the increasing gap to our opposition. Limited umpire assertiveness didn’t help the flow of the game, but we battled to the end and despite an 7-5 defeat, came away with more plans to try and beat organised opposition. 

A head above us: GeogSoc netball struggle against UoB Sailing club

By Ailsa Moffat, Sports Captain 2020/21

Netball league fixtures officially started this week, and GeogSoc had yet another great turn out. Unfortunately, we had a difficult game this week, losing 21-9 to University of Bristol Sailing, but it was yet again a great time to meet new people from Geography and socialise, especially for the freshers that made their netball debut.

GeogSoc started off well with great defence and accurate shooting, but it was hard to keep up with the other team, with 3 men all over 6ft playing for them, who only had to lift up their arms slightly to easily shoot or intercept.

As ever, we are looking forward to next week’s match against Medic’s Netball, and hope to get a win under our belts to take forward.

Header Image: James Smith

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