Weekly Sports Round-Up (November 27th – December 3rd)

This week had big wins for FXU Athletics in the Westward League Cross Country, as well as CSM Badminton, FXU Volleyball, Kernow Ultimate and CSM FC who all had a massively successful week in their leagues.


FXU Athletics

FXU Athletics fielded 13 members in the 3rd Westward League Cross Country in a very muddy Exeter. Will Dax finished strongly in the men’s 8.9km race at 27th (32.41), and the team are excitedly waiting to hear whether he qualified to run for Devon in the South West Inter-Counties in January. Tom Newman and Jordan Clay also qualified to represent Cornwall county last month. The men’s captain Jordan Clay ran strong again, finishing 6th with a time of 30.34. Tom Newman propped up in 53rd with 34.37.
The other times for the men (total of 177 runners) are as follows:
Matt Bridges – 69th, 35.25
Nathan Elemen – 74th, 35.42
Kallum Wright – 82nd, 36.19
Michael Peirce – 99th, 37.32

Another strong representation for the FXU AC women, with team captain Sophie Lloyd leading the way again, finishing 14th.

The other finishers for FXU ladies in the women’s race (148 runners total) are as follows:
Emma Barraclough – 56th
Carlotta Siegel – 59th
Kerrie Hutchinson – 71st
Abbie Milnes – 78th
Suzie Gough-Bombarde – 111th

Great to have another minibus-load of keen runners representing for FXU Athletics, despite the rain, mud and impending deadlines!

Credit: Tom Newman


CSM Badminton

The team (YinLing Tan, Alex Shaw, Amy Cox, Rick Kisslay, Alexandria Bell, Nic Batten) played against solid opposition Mounts Bay A in an away mixed match. The pairs played strenuous games, with four going to three sets, but showed determination as they came away with an 8-1 victory.

CSM Badminton’s Ladies A team (Amy Cox, YinLing Tan, Alexandria Bell, Emily Kid Ding) recently took on their first match of the season at home this week, and facing tough opposition from the 1st Edition A team came away with a 5-1 loss, though they played consistently with a sense of team spirit.

The Men’s A team (Nic Batten, Alex Shaw, Rick Kisslay, Lewis Ransom) also had a match against Tecans B. They dominated their games and won 6-0. Men’s B (Graham Birch, Tomaš Vujaković, Varun Tumuluru, Josh Oldridge) also displayed another great team performance as they won 4-2 over Mount’s Bay D, solidly securing two strong wins for CSM Badminton.


FXU Volleyball

FXU Volleyball beat a solid Swansea team 3-2 in sets, winning the final set 15-12. A very tough but well-fought match by both sides, resulting with FXU coming out on top. It was an incredible hustle by the squad with special mentions for the big hits from James Collins and huge blocks by Shaun Hicks.

Credit: Olly James Smith

Kernow Ultimate Frisbee

Kernow Ultimate came home with some amazing results as they played incredibly well this week, managing to cap all their games (the maximum score being 15) in Bristol.

Kernow Ultimate v Bristol 2: 15 – 4
Kernow v Cardiff 1: 15 – 8
Kernow v Swansea 2: 15 – 6

Credit: Jolyon Blackwell


CSM Football Club

CSM FC 2 – 1 St Keverne

A good performance from CSM FC on a boggy pitch saw them through to the next round of the Percy Stephens Cup. The team showed good use of the wings and a tight backline, including a first outfield game for Benhail Evenezer-Gold at left back, resulting a comfortable win, which was only slightly blemished by a late consolation goal for Keverne. The two well-worked CSM goals came from Ernest Wereko and man-of-the-match George Dempster.