After a long absence, the Weekly Sports Round-Up returns! This week was massively successful for FXU sports clubs with volleyball, dodgeball, rugby and football all securing victories. There was also personal success for FXU Dodgeball Vice-President Ryan Borley.
FXU 3 – 1 Cardiff 1st
“FXU Volleyball Men’s team won their home match 3-1 against Cardiff Men’s 1st. A great achievement for the team and club against an experienced side. Standout performance from Chad Greenway for his dives and Michael Legros for his offensive play.”
— Olly Smith, President
- Falmouth Falcons 8 – 20 Winchester Bullets
- Falmouth Falcons 31 – 1 University of Bath
“The Falcons (FXU Dodgeball) had their first league meet of the 2017/2018 South West Dodgeball league this Sunday. It started off with probably the hardest game of the competition against a very strong Winchester Bullet’s side. As a team, we started slow but quickly got into our stride and added some new, effective calling systems. We sadly lost 20-8 but were able to play another two new players who made a positive addition to our team.
“Our next game was against Uni of Bath, where we swooped in and controlled the game well throughout. Some big head shots and well made catches allowed the Falcons to stay on top, winning 31-1! A big score to leave us in good stead for the rest of the season. Go Falcons!!!”
— Theo Durban, Head Coach
There was more big news for FXU Dodgeball this week as Vice-President Ryan Borley was awarded Cornwall Sports Partnerships Young Coach of the Year 2017. Ryan has played a massive role in developing the Falmouth Falcons, including securing Annual Fund sponsorship from the University of Exeter this year.
He said: “The Cornwall Sports Partnership Awards evening was inspirational. I have never been to such a prestigious event; it was like a mini Sports Personality of the Year. The experience of setting up and running FXU Dodgeball has been rewarding in itself but winning the Young Coach of the Year award really tops it off. I’m extremely proud of what myself and fellow committee members have achieved in the last year and I can’t wait to see how the club progresses. This season we’re competing in the South West University League, as we continually strive to help develop the sport in this region.”
CSM 59 – 12 Perranporth
CSM Rugby moved up to 6th in the Tribute Cornwall League with a comfortable victory against Perranporth. The 59-12 win sees CSM’s league record improve to 5 wins and 4 losses so far this season.
“The Kernow Kestrels came third in their first ever tournament in Exeter. They were undefeated for 4 matches and got through to the semi-finals. An outstanding achievement for a new club at their first tournament!”
— Hannah Davies, Sports Officer
CSM 3 – 3 Wendron United Reserves
Camborne School of Mines played their third Trelawny League Premier Division match of the season facing the unbeaten Wendron United Reserves. The first-half was a tight affair and ended with CSM going 1-0 up with a goal from Ethan Nichols. However, the second 45 minutes saw five goals scored as both defenses waivered as play went on. Goals from Ernest Werecko and a second from Nichols secured the draw for CSM, who have won once and drawn twice in their opening three league games.
FX Union 6 – 5 Wendron United
In what was one of the craziest matches of the season so far, FX Union retained their 100% record in the league bouncing back from from their elimination from the County Cup against TMS two weeks ago.
However, it was by no means plain sailing for FXU. The first-half saw Union concede twice, once from a mix-up at the back and the other from a well-placed free-kick, to go into the break trailing 2-0.
Despite the setback, the team rallied and immediately after kicking off the second half hit back with two goals from Isaac Aldridge to draw level. The momentum was clear as FXU scored another three to make it 5-2 in their favour, with goals from Michael Hinkin and Aldridge securing his hattrick.
With a three goal lead, Union looked to be running away with the game, but momentum shifted once again as Wendron got a goal back and then proceed to score two more to draw 5-5 level. Having worked hard all game to get in front, a draw would have undoubtedly felt like two points lost for FXU, but to their relief the 6-5 win was finally secured by another hattrick goal from Hinkin in the dying embers of the match.
The victory sees FX Union pull away at the top of the Cornwall Combined Sunday League with a maximum 12 points from four games.
Falmouth Athletico 6 – 2 Tremough FC
In only their second game as a team with mostly new players, Tremough FC suffered their second defeat of the season having lost their first match 7-1 to bitter rivals FX Union.
On Sunday, Falmouth Athletico’s experience proved too much for Tremough, who conceded three goals in the first twenty minutes of the match. Despite scoring twice after this, they could not prevent the loss which leaves them bottom of the Sunday League table.
CSM 2 – 1 Plymouth Marjon C
The CSM Hockey Men’s team climbed to 4th in the GoCrea8 Hockey League Southern 2 Division on November 4th with a 2-1 win against Plymouth Marjon University. Man of the Match went to Dylan Ward for an unmatched performance.
CSM 6 – 0 Mounts Bay
CSM Badminton men’s A team played against Mounts Bay B team in their first home match of the season. They played as a strong team and came away winning 6-0 to secure a great start to the season.
On October 18th, FXU AC came 1st in the South West Winter Varsity at Exeter Arena, scoring 256 points (Swansea 202pts, Exeter 165pts, Bristol 132pts, Plymouth 47pts, Gloucestershire 36pts) This was their third Varsity having finished second last (Winter 2016) and fifth out of nine (Summer 2017) previously. Their winning performance this year has reflected their rapid improvement over the past year and now FXU AC can call themselves champions of the South West!
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