Whitewash wins title for university’s badminton stars

An 8-0 whitewash win for the University of Chichester’s men’s badminton over KCL Medics made them the campus’ first BUCS league champions of the season.

With two games to spare, Harry Watson’s team have created history with seven wins out of eight.

In the seven previous seasons, the team have finished no higher than third.

The men’s football first team won a classic end-to-end encounter at the Bishop Otter Campus 4-1 over league rivals Brighton II.

A match of high quality saw Chichester clinically take their chances with Dye, Dormer and Chick all on the scoresheet. The win moved them six points clear with three games left.

The men’s hockey first team travelled to Kingston and maintained their impressive league form, winning 6-1 to move six points off league leaders UCL with three games in hand.

The women’s football second team all but confirmed the title with a 7-0 demolition of Imperial College away from home.

Becky Darkin’s team has scored 43 goals to date.

In the elite premier south, the women’s rugby and football first teams suffered tough losses at home.

The rugby team were minutes from securing a famous win over Bath before conceding two late tries for a 21-17 loss. The football side, in their last league fixture of the season, lost 4-2 to top-of-the-table UWIC.

That defeat leaves their league status in the hands of other team’s results.

For the latest BUCS results and league tables, go to the website www.bucs.org.uk