17. February 2013 · Comments Off on Glasgow Uni Tigers v Napier Knights · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

GU TigersThe winter seems to be over (kidding, don’t want to test fate) and this BUCS Saltire Division game was played in bright sunshine at Garscube on 17th February. In fact, it was almost warm.

The Tigers had already won five games this season while Napier had lost all four of theirs. The game ran true to form with Glasgow winning 36-6 and continuing towards a play-off place.

Photo Gallery – GU Tigers v Napier Knights

17. February 2013 · Comments Off on Both Wildcats advance in Cup · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Hockey’s back outdoors after the indoor season, and on 16th February we had the lWildcats v Monarchsast 32 round of the Scottish Cup. Western Wildcats had home ties for both the ladies and men’s first teams. against teams from lower leagues.
The ladies played first, against the Grange EL second team. Western started strongly and scored two early goals, only for the visitors to rally and pull one back before half time. The second half belonged to Western and they powered ahead to finish with an 8-1 win.
Photo Gallery – Western Wildcats v Grange EL A
The men’s game wasn’t so close. The visitors were FMGM Monarchs of the third division who played with good spirit throughout the game but were no match for one of the top division 1 teams. Western were deadly from set pieces and stretched a ten goal halftime lead to 19-0 by the end.
Photo Gallery – Western Wildcats v FMGM Monarchs

12. February 2013 · Comments Off on Scottish Cyclocross Championships · Categories: Cycling, Photo Set

The 2012 Scottish Championships were originally scheduled to take place at Strathclyde Country Park in early December. However, the icy period at that time led to the event being postponed as the ground was frozen.

The rearranged races were run on 10th February in conditions which were mud rather than ice. The photographs are from the Youths/Women, Veterans and Senior races.

Photo Gallery – Scottish Cyclocross Championships

11. February 2013 · Comments Off on Indoor Hockey Play Off Finals · Categories: Hockey, Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Dundee Wanderers Vikki BunceThe top four teams from the Women’s and Men’s leagues met in a Gala Day competition at Bells Sports Centre on 9th February, with places in next season’s European competitions being the prize for the winners.

The women’s games started proceedings and the first game of the day was a cracker, with the league winning Dundee Wanderers held to a 3-3 draw by Clydesdale Western. It took two rounds of penalty flicks before Wanderers qualified for the final. The second game was almost as close and just as exciting, Grove Menzieshill scored the only goal of their game with CALA Edinburgh. Dundee Wanderers stepped up a gear in the final and beat Grove 4-1, with Vikki Bunce (pictured left) scoring all four Wanderers goals.

The men’s competition started with a Dundee derby, Grove Menzieshill triumphing over Dundee Wanderers by a hard fought 4-2. Menzieshill The second game featured teams from Edinburgh and finished Inverleith 3 Grange 2. The final, between the two teams which were clearly the class of the competition all season, was an exciting finish to the day, with Menzieshill having to hold on in the last few minutes to a 3-2 scoreline.

The day also featured the finals of the under 18 cup competitions. In the girls game, George Watson’s College were comfortable 7-2 winners over Strathallan School. Grange won the boys final by 5-3 over Clydesdale.
Photos – Women
Photos – Men
Photos – under 18s

05. February 2013 · Comments Off on The Edinburgh Varsity Match · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

It has become traditional on Superbowl weekend for university football teams to play high profile local derbies. Once again, Edinburgh Napier Knights hosted Edinburgh Uni Predators at Meggetland, the Boroughmuir RFC ground, and attracted a crowd of about a thousand.

The game was well played in windy conditions, with both defences on top early on. As the game continued however Edinburgh forged ahead as the Napier players fumbled the ball on several occasions.The final score was 30-0 to the Predators.
Photo Gallery – the Varsity Game 2013
As the light is poor, the photos aren’t suitable for printing to larger sizes.

02. February 2013 · Comments Off on Indoor Hockey – Men Div 2 · Categories: Hockey - Men, Photo Set

The second last round of games in the Mens’ Division 2 was played at Stirling on 2nd February. Hillhead went into the weekend on top of the table and succeeded in defending their position, winning both their games. They weren’t easy wins though, they beat Carnegie 5-4 after scoring in the last seconds and then had to come back from a half time deficit to beat CALA Edinburgh 5-3. The results mean they’ve secured promotion to the first division for next season.

Other teams featured in the photos are Stepps, Falkirk, Menzieshill II, Gordonians and Inverleith II.

Photo Gallery – Men Div 2 Indoor – Feb ’13

As the light is poor in the hall the photos aren’t suitable for printing to larger sizes.