Brunel take honours in In­ter-Var­sity Chal­lenge

Uni­ver­sity takes tight win against ri­vals in an­nual con­test

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

RUIS­LIP Town U15s made the most of their first ap­pear­ance in a Mid­dle­sex FA U15 cup fi­nal by lift­ing the Jimmy Dyson Tro­phy.

Town were 3-1 win­ners over the Con­quest Foot­ball Academy af­ter ex­tra time at Bed­font Sports Recre­ation Ground.

Con­quest took the lead af­ter 25 min­utes through a great strike by skip­per Josh Krishna. He picked up a loose ball about 25 yards out and pow­ered it past Rhys Jones for the opener.

Then Con­quest keeper Sami Nab­bad mis­judged the flight of a IN THE 2015 chap­ter of one of the most hotly-con­tested sport­ing com­pe­ti­tions in west Lon­don, Brunel Uni­ver­sity came out vic­to­ri­ous by beat­ing St Mary’s Uni­ver­sity in the In­ter­Var­sity Chal­lenge.

First up was men’s cricket, played in Brunel’s sports hall, and the home team would bat first, putting 99 runs on the board for St Mary’s to chase. St Mary’s put thirty-one runs up in the first four overs of their re­sponse, need­ing 69 from the re­main­ing six to win.

St Mary’s were even­tu­ally vic­to­ri­ous and the men’s Brunel cricket cap­tain Ben Evans: “We had Dy­lan Cooke free-kick and the ball some­how found its way into the net for Ruis­lip Town’s equaliser.

Nei­ther side could find a win­ner un­til Town went 2-1 ahead two min­utes into the sec­ond pe­riod of ex­tra time.

A bul­let header by Ciaran O’Donoghue from a well-placed Dean Tod­ding­ton cor­ner pro­vided the break­through.

They added a third goal three min­utes later to wrap up the win. Reece Crotty picked up a pass from Max Gon­cear and weaved through the Con­quest rear­guard be­fore he was brought down by the keeper. Jay O’Con­nell con­verted the penalty. a slow start and in the end we were un­lucky to lose.”

Brunel’s men were vic­to­ri­ous in the sin­gles and dou­bles bad­minton com­pe­ti­tions, while the women drew the dou­bles and won their sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion, giv­ing Brunel their first points to­wards the Var­sity Tro­phy.

On the ten­nis courts, Brunel were sim­i­larly suc­cess­ful, with cap­tain Char­lie Clarke watch­ing on from the side­lines as the home team claimed four men’s sin­gles vic­to­ries. Jamie Do­ran im­pressed with a 6-0, 6-0 win over his St Mary’s coun­ter­part.

In the 1500m com­pe­ti­tion, St Mary’s en­joyed suc­cess with their ath­letes fin­ish­ing first, sec­ond and sixth, while Brunel run­ners took the third, fourth and sixth places.

In the foot­ball, Brunel men’s third team were de­feated 3-1 by St

The guest of hon­our, Mid­dle­sex FA chair­man John Tay­lor, pre­sented the tro­phies and medals af­ter the game and se­lected Ciaran O’Donoghue as player of the match. Mary’s, bring­ing the over­all score of West Lon­don Var­sity so far to 4.5-2.5 in St Mary’s’ favour.

How­ever, Brunel’s vol­ley­ball team were help­ing to claw the score back, beat­ing St Mary’s 3-0 to bring Brunel’s score to 3.5 and, fol­low­ing the over­all draw in men’s ath­let­ics, the vic­to­ries in the dou­bles ten­nis and the draw in the fut­sal sec­onds, the over­all tro­phy count was now 5.5-5.5.

A Brunel­lian thrash­ing in the ul­ti­mate fris­bee gave the home team a 14-3 win, while a sim­i­larly dom­i­nant dis­play by the Brunel first team gave Brunel an 11-3 victory.

The women’s bas­ket­ball team made a suc­cess­ful start, go­ing ahead 9-6, though the women’s rugby union team fell 32-5 and the women’s foot­ball side lost 8-1 to the away out­fit.

St. Mary’s were also vic­to­ri­ous

Cal­lum Tobin, Lewis Lo­gan, Tate Richards, Jamie Ji­nadasa, Max Gon­cear, Ryan Mor­ris, Joseph Griffiths, Max Bar­r­a­clough, Calum Bel­trami and Bradley Hen­der­son made up the rest of the squad. in the men’s hockey, win­ning 3-2 af­ter three St Mary’s play­ers were sin binned, bring­ing the over­all score 8.5-7.5 to St Mary’s.

A Brunel win in the weightlift­ing lev­elled the scores at 8.5-8.5, and even­tual victory at the women’s bas­ket­ball, 58-27, put Brunel in the lead for the tro­phy.

A St Mary’s victory in the men’s foot­ball sec­onds brought the scores level again, but a net­ball win, 67-12, for Brunel kept them ahead in the count, 10.5-9.5.

In the thrilling con­clu­sion to the day’s events, a tense men’s bas­ket­ball win of 80-68, a victory in the rugby league and a last minute win­ner from Mo­hammed Has­san in the men’s foot­ball firsts, mak­ing the score 4-3, se­cured West Lon­don Var­sity 2015 for Brunel Uni­ver­sity, with an over­all score of 13.5-11.5. HILLING­DON Slip­stream­ers were recog­nised at the Cen­tral Re­gion Bri­tish Cy­cling Con­fer­ence where they re­ceived three awards,

Club chair­woman Alison Grant was awarded with a BC Spe­cial Recog­ni­tion Vol­un­teer of the Year Award, head coach Dave Ge­orge col­lected the Coach of the Year award and Hannah Keat­ing earned the Gold Award for Young Vol­un­teer­ing.

Af­ter the event, a de­lighted Ge­orge said: “It’s fan­tas­tic to be recog­nised with an award, es­pe­cially when you know of other amaz­ing and de­serv­ing vol­un­teers who give their time and en­ergy to the suc­cess of cy­cling at a youth level.”

Chair­woman Grant was un­aware she had been nom­i­nated for her prize and ad­mit­ted it took a few mo­ments to reg­is­ter.

She added: “I have to ad­mit here to a slight wob­ble. It had been a long day, and so my con­cen­tra­tion had lapsed ever so slightly.”

Hilling­don Slip­stream­ers will host a Na­tional Youth Road Race again this year on June 6 with the ac­tion kick­ing off at 10am with the U8s. ADAM Bennett was Hilling­don Swim­ming Club’s golden boy as they played host to six other clubs at Uxbridge Pool dur­ing an af­ter­noon ‘mini meet’ for young swim­mers.

The event was aimed at girls and boys aged eight to 11 wish­ing to com­pete in their first or sec­ond gala.

There were nerves, ex­cite­ment and lots of fun as the swim­mers com­peted in freestyle, back­stroke, breast­stroke and but­ter­fly races over 25 and 50 me­tres.

Watch­ing par­ents were treated to some great com­pe­ti­tion in all events and the Hilling­don club’s swim­mers, along with vis­it­ing chil­dren from clubs in­clud­ing Chal­font Ot­ters, Wy­combe, Lon­don Bor­ough of Houn­slow, For­ward Hilling­don, Staines and Se­abyrds all took home lots of medals.

Within the Hilling­don squads there were some im­pres­sive per­for­mances, par­tic­u­larly from Bennett who won a gold medal in ev­ery event for boys aged 10.

Georgina Wool­lard also starred by tak­ing home four medals in the girls age eight cat­e­gory.

And Hilling­don swim­mers swept the board in the 50m but­ter­fly for boys aged nine as Harry Lee-Knowles, Krishna Chan­daria, Bran­don Hea­nen, Char­lie Wing Yat Lo and An­drei Revenko romped home in the first five places.

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