• 1’s The 1s continued their 100% record in BUCS Prem. B, north conference, with a 1-0 win over Newcastle. A hard fought victory with the hosts threatening on numerous occasions. The Edinburgh defence held firm and in the last 10 minutes, short corner specialist Antonis Efthymiou, secured the victory with a drag flick
• 3’s The BUCS fixture between Edinburgh University 4s and Edinburgh University 3s is always going to be a grudge fixture, and so it was. The 4s went in front early with a goal slid in by Luke Perkins, however when the 3s equalised through a Freddie Filor short corner scramble it was all to play for. Tension ran high in the second half, and with a few raised voices and various cards, it was great to see both teams’ passion for the win. The 4s made it 2-1 with a Felix Claridge deflection, until in the final minute where the 3’s Hugo Howarth scored off a short corner, making it 2-2. The 4s robbed of what would be a memorable win. Nonetheless, a fantastic day with brilliant performances all round
• 5 – The 5’s opened their Bucs account with a solid 4-0 victory over Aberdeen 3s. First half goals from Robin and Murdo rewarded the 5’s for their first half dominance. Second half, legs got tired and a string of Aberdeen chances followed, thwarted by the excellent Tammo. Super sub Nedwards scored the decisive goal on his debut before Tom Marchant sealed the win with a superb short corner strike, earning him Mom. 5 wins out of 5, the 5s go marching on.
– George Simonds
With the Men’s Hockey season well and truly underway most of our members enjoyed a well-earned day off this Wednesday. However, there were 2 teams still in action. The 1st XI began their defence of the BUCS North Premier B title at home to Birmingham University 2s. Edinburgh started quickly, going 3-0 up in the first 10 minutes courtesy of strikes from Jack Henderson, Ross Jamieson and Alan Oldham. The visitors managed to steady the ship and rallied to pull themselves back into the game with a goal, however this was quickly cancelled out by fresher Callum White to leave a 4-1 score line at the interval. The second half proceeded in a similar fashion to the first with Edinburgh edging possession and territory. Despite Birmingham remaining dangerous on the counter attack, EUMHC’s sustained pressure eventually told with the first XI getting their 5th and 6th goals in the afternoon to ensure a comfortable ending to the game. This result leaves Edinburgh on top of the pile after the first round of fixtures.
The only other team who were in action were the 5’s whose cup game got off to a blistering start, as they found themselves 5-0 up almost instantly. Rather than being through Calum Webb’s blistering attacking skills the real reason for this goal fest was the lack of an opposition so therefore the game had to be forfeited. Instead an extended half was played, incidentally won 3-0 by EUMHC. Goals included a lovely team goal finished by Sam Angell with Jordan Fitzpatrick scoring a dazzling solo goal. To round off the afternoon, captain Gavin Minty finally converted a penalty flick. Bring on the next round.
– George Simonds