Weekend Preview 29th Movember 2014


As Movember draws to a close, the teams of CUHC hope not to trip over their collective moustaches and aim to ensure maximum points this weekend. With the Christmas dinner looming – and with it the promise of fantasy league prizes – this week’s matches are keenly anticipated.

The Men’s Blues welcome St. Albans to Wilberforce Road in a match, in theory, for third place. The Men’s Blues currently sit sixth but have a game in hand which, result dependant, would place them in fourth, one point behind St. Albans. Fortunately recent losses have not derailed the Blues’ promotion push and victory this weekend would give the side vital momentum going into the second half of the season.

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Undefeated: The Women’s Blues

The Women’s Blues are undefeated in the league after ten games (W5 D5 L0) and aim to return to winning ways after last week’s draw. The side hope their quest to #findthegoal will be aided by standard pitch markings away at Letchworth this weekend.

Returning from a week off, the Wanderers plan to use their fresh legs to outrun a Waltham Forest side sitting two places below them in Prem B. Revitalised lower limbs may be the key as Ewan Duffin’s side has reported a 15% increase per week in the average double doggy time this Movember: scientists believe this is entirely attributable to the weight and drag added by the facial hair masterpieces currently sported by the team.

Michelmas has been a term of two halves for the Nomads. The Nomads had some fearing the worst when they lost their fifth consecutive match at the start of the season but then, on Saturday 25th October 2014, Steph Willis made an executive decision to start winning and the team have not looked back since. This week they welcome Alford & District 1 to the Wilberfortress and, as far as I am aware, Willis’ instructions remain unchanged.

The Squanderers host North Norfolk 1 at 10.30am tomorrow. A barely recognisable Squanderers’ captain Lawrence Smith hopes his side can harness the considerable potential energy held within his mo and use this to build upon last week’s 7-0 victory.

The Bedouin have me fighting the urge to make another cheap long-distance travelling joke as they play Cambridge South 2 away at Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge. Captain Laura Jolley insists she “won’t be happy with anything less than a 10-0 win” and it is this ambition that forced me to submit a fantasy team entirely of Beds* this week.

*Apparently this is “not allowed” and is “against the spirit of fantasy league”.

Tomorrow’s team sheets are available here. Good luck to everyone!

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Team Position in table Opposition Opposition position in table Venue PB Time League Form
Men's Blues 6 St. Albans 1 3 H 1330 W D NR L L
Women's Blues 3 Letchworth 1 9 A 1230 W W W W D
Wanderers 8 Waltham Forest 1 10 A 1300 D L L W –
Nomads 6 Alford & District 1 7 H 1200 W W W W W
Squanderers 10 North Norfolk 1 8 H 1030 L L L L W
Bedouin 6 Cambridge South 2 11 A (Long Rd. VIth form) 1030 L D W D W