With the BUCS season coming to a close in the next few weeks, this Wednesday’s round of fixtures had added spice added to them.

Of course, this week was BUCS Championship semi-final week.

On Wednesday, Northumbria Sport had nine sides all vying for a championship spot at this year’s BUCS Big Wednesday.

The day got off to an impressive start, with W1 Football securing a rampant 4-1 win over Hertfordshire.

Coach Amber Whiteley’s side have had a fantastic season this year and are looking to secure a double following their BUCS Premier North title win in February.

Sadly, their male counterpart’s magical season came to an end on Wednesday.

M1 Football were unable to overcome a strong Hartpury side, with the Gloucestershire outfit eventually running out 3-1 winners over Derek Forrest’s side.

Away from the football pitch, both M1 and M2 Rugby League secured their place at this year’s BUCS finale following dominant wins over Newcastle and Edge Hill University respectively.

M1, who dismantled Newcastle 92-0, will compete for the BUCS Rugby League Championship, while M2, will look to secure the BUCS Rugby League Trophy.

Another side who secured their place at this year’s championship were M1 Waterpolo.

Travelling all the way down to Cardiff for their semi-final tie, coach Neil Bowers side pulled off a magnificent 12-8 away win to secure their spot at BUCS Big Wednesday.

W1 Volleyball managed to pull through a nail biting away clash against UEL to secure their place where they will have the opportunity to defend their title from last year. 

Unfortunately, M1 Volleyball were unable to overcome a strong Essex University in their semi-final, meaning that they missed the opportunity to defend their title. 

One of the results of the day saw W1 Basketball secure a magnificent 84-58 win over Edinburgh University to claim their place at this year’s finals.

Much like W1 Football, W1 Basketball had already won the BUCS Premier North title, meaning that playcaller Chris Bunten’s side will be looking to secure an impressive BUCS double at BUCS Big Wednesday.

And finally, despite their best efforts, W1 Squash were unable to overcome W1 Nottingham University in their semi-final, losing 5-0.

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