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Tag: RHUL Men’s FC

Sports & Socs

#BearsDay Update: Curse of the final minute for Men’s Football 2s

On this year’s 5th of November #BearsDay the fireworks started early as the Men’s Football 2nd team faced University of Surrey 3rd on Nobles. A goal fest ended in another massive blow to morale in the dying seconds of the game: 4-4. After four weeks of football, it is safe to say that this season is characterised by goals, goals, and more goals, with 7 goals scored per game on average. We went into the game on a high after a great performance against Medway 2 (4-1). Surrey had won all of its previous games, but within 15 minutes we were 2-0 up. Antoine scored his 3rd and 4th goal of the season after quick breaks and inch perfect assists. Surrey then got a goal back before half time, due to poor defending on a free kick. A header cam off the post and left our goalie Harrison Elliott powe...
Sports & Socs

#BearsDay- Highs and Lows on First Football Fixtures

My first #BearsDay of the 2014/15 season was spent largely in a car travelling up and down to Portsmouth for this week’s Match of the Day: Portsmouth 3 – RHULFC 2. With only 11 players available for this game, and only two cars to transport those 11 (resulting in Alva Tawia and Pablo Aritio having to take the train down), the day started off hectic to say the least. After an hour and a half journey on the motorway, we only had 9 players when the referee blew the first whistle. It took our two train volunteers another half an hour to make it to the pitch, which required a heroic effort from the 9 on the pitch against 11 Pompeys, but boy did we hold out. RHULFC actually went up 2-0 before the opposition realised that just the numerical advantage was not going to give them the win. A he...