KU men’s football won for the first time in six games.
Photo Credit: Christian Walton
KU men’s football won for the first time in six games. Photo Credit: Christian Walton

Kingston University weekly sports roundup

It was a good week overall for Kingston, with three wins and two losses. It was the men’s football’s first win in six games, the women’s tennis thrashed St Mary’s 12-0 and the men’s hockey team edged closer to the title after beating University College London 8-1.

They hockey team now need to win their next game, against UCL again, to win the BUCS South Eastern 3A league.

However, the men’s rugby team suffered heartbreak, losing the final of the BUCS Conference Plate, away to University of Kent.

Football

It was a good week for KU football as the men’s team gained their first win in six games, which was their first win since November 2.

They beat London School of Economics (LSE) second team 3-2 at home thanks to Mo Sesay scoring two and captain Sam Pledger scoring another.

Kingston entered the second half 3-0 up but LSE nearly made a comeback, scoring two goals, however, Kingston managed to keep the lead.

Pledger said: “I’m really pleased with the result and also the performance. We know we have really good players but today everyone worked so hard for each other and the quality showed in the first half when we went 3-0 up.

“Second half we were on the back foot and conceded two sloppy goals and we were getting tired but everyone dug deep and we more than earned the win.”

They sit fourth in the BUCS South Eastern 4C league and play their last game on Wednesday 15 March against University of Hertfordshire.

Performance of the week

The women’s tennis team outplayed league leaders St Mary’s University to reduce the gap between them in the league to only one point.

Captain Lucy Carpenter was pleased with her team who, in second place of the BUCS South Eastern 4A league, have a good chance of winning.

She said: “The whole of the team played amazingly and I am so proud of them all. In particular our new player (Anna Ogland), who won her match and did so well.

“I think with a final push in next match we can definitely win the league, which would be a great accomplishment.”

Kingston only have two more games left, away to the School of African and Oriental Studies then their final game is away to St Mary’s, a game that could become a title decider.

Story of the week

The men’s hockey team continue to impress, beating University College London (UCL) third team 8-1 at home.

Top of the BUCS South Eastern 3A league with 21 points, they only need to win their next game, away against UCL, to win the league before their final game against Royal Holloway who sit second in the league.

The team are confident of securing the title, with under 21s star Will Calnan, saying: “I think we’re 100 per cent going to win the league.”

Full KU Results with Kingston in italics

Football

Kingston University Men’s First Team 3-2 London School of Economics Men’s Second Team

Rugby

University of Kent Men’s Second Team 19-5 Kingston University Men’s First Team

Tennis

Kingston University Women’s First Team 12-0 St Mary’s University Women’s First Team

Hockey

Kingston University Men’s First Team 8-1 University College London Men’s Third Team

Volleyball

University of Sussex Men’s First Team 3-0 Kingston University Men’s First Team

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