With the series finely poised at 2-2 after Monday’s Thai Boxing victory for Nottingham Trent, the University of Nottingham knew that another big performance on Super Wednesday 2 was needed in order to restore the lead. The Green and Gold delivered, and left Clifton Campus safe in the knowledge that the point had been deserved, following victories in all of the events, with just a victory in Golf needed next week in order to secure another whitewash.
With one point having already been secured thanks to a dominant display in the Athletics last week, the Green and Gold were quickly able to add to their lead on the day, thanks to a 5-2 victory over Trent in the Horseball. University of Nottingham had gone down 1-0 in that fixture, but fought back impressively and the final score line was fully deserved.
“A very confident display from the Green and Gold side”
This was followed by a victory in the Ultimate, with a very confident display from the Green and Gold side, leading 8-1 at half time, before seeing out the game 13-4 in the second half. Although this suggests a routine victory, there were some signs of improvement from the Trent side of last year, who failed to get a single point against UoN in the Ultimate.
Meanwhile, the UoN Archery club were able to extend the lead further, as they comfortably ran out 3-0 winners in their fixture against Trent, with the home side never really threatening an upset. It was a much closer affair in the Trampolining however, as a close match ended 50-45 in favour of those in Green and Gold.
Another close match was also underway in the Tennis, as both teams played impressively, the home side threatening to take the victory on a number of occasions, as they originally came from 2-0 down, however a late flurry of victories gave the score a more flattering look, as it ended 11-5 to UoN.
Victory on the day at this point was all but assured, but UoN had their tails up and were eager for another whitewash victory. First came the Women’s Dodgeball, in which the Green and Gold side stormed their way to an 18-2 victory, before a slightly closer affair in the Men’s game, which finished 11-9 in a comeback victory. The mixed team were then able to secure another point, and a 3-0 score line for Dodgeball, following a comprehensive 14-4 win.
“UoN push to try and extend their lead in the series”
The final victory came in the Wheelchair basketball, despite both teams playing extremely well and Trent pushing UoN all the way, ultimately it was the team in Green and Gold who were able to secure a 44-39 win in a tight match, and thus confirm that UoN had won 8-0 on the day, and would deservedly take the Varsity point.
Although the Ladies cricket was unfortunately cancelled due to the weather conditions, the next Varsity event sees the Men’s cricket game on Thursday, as UoN push to try and extend their lead in the series.
Dodgeball W 18-2 M 11-9 Mixed 14-4
Wheelchair Basketball 44-39
Final Score: University of Nottingham 8-0 Nottingham Trent University
Image credits: UoN SU