ROSES 2014: Football Preview

BUCS Men’s Football: UYAFC 3-0 Leeds Met 4s

UYAFC 1sts captain have had an excellent BUCS season, winning the title at a canter. They come into Friday’s opening ceremony match with great confidence..

The innate confidence of the 1sts runs right the way through the squad, 1sts captain James Davies told Vision. “I believe we’ve got a great chance, we’ve had a great season and are working hard now to get back to that form. Lancaster always have a good side and, in both years that I have played, have been the better side. If we play to our potential, though, I think we’ll be in with a good shout!”

Elsewhere, UYWAFC will hope to bring plenty to the table. They finished the season strongly after promotion last year. Captain Ellie Whittaker said: “After being named York Sport’s Roses team of the year in 2013, and completing a whitewash over Lancaster, we’ve been working extremely hard to ensure we have another strong weekend. We’re under no illusions that this is an easy task: Lancaster are in the league above us and have had an impressive season, however the tactical and technical improvements we have made this season are sure to set us in good stead for next weekend.

“We’re confident of success in both 5 and 11 a side games, and with our newly formed second team (who will be in BUCS next year) also having a friendly game against Lancaster Alumni at Sunday midday, it again goes to show that women’s football at our university has never looked stronger.”