Lots of good results last week, well done everyone. Several intriguing fixtures this weekend, summarised in tabular form at the base of this preview (back by popular demand). We also have a big night out scheduled for Sunday (shock) so lots to look forward to.
A rivalrous week for the Women’s Blues saw a win against locals Cambridge City and a loss away to their counterparts in Oxford. OUHC Women’s Blues captain Shona McNab had this to say: “Although we won I’d much rather be at Cambridge like you bro. You lot are clearly much more fun than us and this ‘shoe’ stuff is getting really old. Also it’s so annoying drinking exclusively shandy on nights out. You rehydrate quicker than you get boozed! Completely pointless.” The girls remain unbeaten on Saturdays and will aim to continue that streak away in Norwich this weekend.
The Wandies also had a mixed week with a loss away at Wapping but a good win in their opening BUCS fixture away in Loughborough. Upminster are another mid-table side so an important six points are up for grabs tomorrow at Wilby. Of course in fact the winner will only get three points but you know what I mean.
The Beds travel to Huntington this week in search of a second win this season. Huntington put six passed March Town last week but I wouldn’t read too much into it as it looks like everyone in Division 3 NW has been pumping March Town. It should be a good contest.
The Nomads are on a bit of a winning streak after picking up three points in Ipswich last week (the Stag Café must have sorted them out) and dispatching the OUHC Mavericks on Wednesday. This Saturday they face unbeaten Bedford, a team named after the city of Bedford. A win would see them rise to at least third place in Division 1N – nice!
Results have begun picking up for the Squandies, and they surely go into this Saturday’s fixture as firm favourites. So far this season the oppo Wisbech Town have been getting pumped at home and away, conceding 15 without reply so far. Remarkably they aren’t even bottom of Division 3 NW because Ely City are getting pumped even worse. I am scheduled to umpire this fixture and will pass on my insights in next weekend’s preview.
The Men’s Blues picked up an excellent three points in a tense game against Wapping last week. On Wednesday they pumped a poor Plymouth side 16 (or 17 – reports vary) – 1, including a nice flick bottom left from yours truly. It’s another top of the table clash this week as they travel to newly relegated West Herts – more points would set the boys up well as they move on to kinder fixtures in the coming weeks.
|Team||Saturday Form||Oppo||Saturday Form||Location|
|Women's Blues||WWW||Norwich Dragons 1||LWD||A|
|Men's Blues||WLW||West Herts 1||WDW||A|
|Squanderers||LWD||Wisbech Town 2||LLL||H|