Sports Bulletin week ending 04/11/05
(14 November 2005)
An impressive week for Durham Sport, with the premiership games proving a challenge once again. Hockey recorded two notable wins and it is always good to see Durham take Loughborough apart. The Lacrosse girls remained undefeated and women’s tennis were leading at Loughborough, but due to a lack of court time there will be a rematch at Durham.
Elsewhere women’s Basketball firsts won in a close match against Manchester, 53-52. Women’s Squash and Soccer both won 4-1 against Manchester and Teesside, with the men and women’s Volleyball teams winning their matches 3-0 against Sheffield and York St John respectively. Draws were also recorded at first team level in badminton (w) and soccer (m). The highlight for the second teams came with our rugby 2nds beating Liverpool firsts 14-10. Seconds hockey did well to draw with Leeds Met firsts 2-2. The thirds and fourths across the board had a range of good results; with four wins, and one draw. Hockey men’s thirds defeated Teesside 1sts and women’s hockey similarly triumphed over Leeds thirds 3-1. Rugby men’s thirds beat Newcastle men’s thirds at home, emerging with a convincing 17-0 win. Overall some good results. Elsewhere Durham Rowers also recorded major successes. In the first set of time trials for the Great Britain squad in Boston, the Palatinates clocked some outstanding finish positions, 1st 2nd and 3rd Under 23 lightweight women were all from Durham, congratulations Sophie Hoskins, Frances Fletcher and Emma Steele. Similarly, the lightweight men came 2nd 3rd and 6th at Under 23 level, well done Phil Evans, Simon Barr and Henry Chin. Henry was also the first Under 20 lightweight sculler. In the heavyweight division Chris Covey and Andrea Hoskins also recorded excellent results.