Weekly Sports Round-Up (February 27th – March 5th)

This week was one of both individual and team triumphs for FXU sport, featuring CSM Badminton, Kernow Ultimate Frisbee and Fencing bronze medalist, Menna Dief!

Recent Results:

Kernow Ultimate Frisbee competed in the Super Cup over the weekend as the 8th seeded team in the tournament and defied all odds to reach the final in style!

The Squids got off to the perfect start with three straight victories against Swansea, Bristol and local rivals Plymouth. Despite a loss to Bath 3rds in the final match of the day, Kernow managed to beat Bath’s first team the next morning to reach the semi-final of the competition!

A tense 8-6 victory against Bristol booked Kernow’s place in the final against old enemies, Exeter. It was here where the Squids finally met their match, falling short with a 10-8 loss.

Despite the defeat it was a weekend to remember for the 8th seeded team, finishing runners-up in a tournament with the odds stacked against them.

In Badminton, after being denied promotion last week the CSM Mens A Team (Sean Havis, Alex Shaw, Matt Littleales, Alex Wilson) completed the job this time with a 6-0 thrashing of First Edition. CSM dropped just one set in the entire match and secure promotion to the top division with an impressive record of five wins and only one loss!

It was an amazing weekend for Fencer and FXU Sports Bursary recipient, Menna Dief, as she claimed bronze at the British Nationals in Warwick! Competing in the ‘Women’s Sabre’ Senior Open category, Menna improved on her quarter-final performance at the BUCS Nationals, going one further by reaching the semis and will hope to go all the way in the next tournament.

Menna Dief with her bronze medal! photo: Tom Harvey

It was a successful showing for the FXU Kayaking club this week at the National Student Rodeo in Nottingham. First-year Alistair Lloyd made it through to the Men’s Intermediate semi-finals, whilst fellow Fresher went one better getting to the Women’s Intermediate final.

CSM’s Shinty players were in action again this week as they starred for the Cornwall Shinty Club In Brizzle. 14 members of CSM Shinty helped Cornwall win the English Championships for the third year running! They dispatched the Oxford Shinty Club (7-0) and the Cornwall B team with ease before needing penalties to decide a 1-1 draw with London Camanachd in the final. Cornwall kept their nerve to win the shootout 2-0 and become National Champions yet again!

The Expedition Society competed alongside Geog Soc and members from FXRun on Saturday in the Penryn Street Orienteering Competition. The results were as follows:

The more regular FXU sports teams were on generally good form this week. FXU Volleyball defeated Bournemouth’s second team 3-1 with Olly Smith claiming man of the match, while CSM Men’s Hockey team won against PGSOB with another 3-1 scoreline. Michael Lane, Xavin Taylor and Will Cutler with the goals.

The race for the Cornwall Sunday League title is now wide open as FXUnion lost 4-2 at Shortlanesend away over the weekend. The team will be disappointed with the result as they looked to pull away at the top of the league.

Non-competitive events:

In a first for the Weekly Sports Round-Up, the Falmouth Anchor is happy to report on two non-competitive events for FXU this week.

The FXU Horseriding Club welcomed beginner riders to their first beach ride of the year. An enjoyable day for all and hopefully the first of many as the weather looks to improve in the coming months.

Also, the annual Performance Arts Showcase took place during the week and saw performances from Ballet, Jazz & Lyrical Dance, Ballroom, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Follies, Viva Voce and Jason Thomas Performing Arts in front of a sold-out audience of over 160 people!

Thanks to everyone who submitted their results. If you want your club to feature in next week’s round-up, join the Falmouth Anchor’s Sports Hub.