University Footballers Score Promotion for Second Time

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Footballers from the University of Worcester are celebrating after being promoted for the second consecutive year.

Men's 2nds FootballThe University’s Men’s Football 2nd’s have been promoted to the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Midlands Conference League 2A, following a triumphant 2008/09 season, which saw the team promoted to League 3A.

Team captain Michael Main said: “The opposition in League 3A included teams such as Coventry 1sts, Birmingham University 2nds, Wolverhampton 1sts and Birmingham City University 1sts. So to gain promotion from this league is a huge achievement for the team.”

The season started in dramatic fashion with the team winning the first game away to a very strong Birmingham University 2nds team, 3-0. From this point on the team continued its success, winning 11 of the first 12 games.

Eventually the team won the league by four points, securing a second consecutive promotion into BUCS Midlands Football Conference League 2A.

In addition to league success, the team also progressed through five rounds of the cup Western Conference Cup. Michael said: “Progressing all the way to the semi-final, a Worcester 1sts vs. 2nds looked on the cards but unfortunately we came unstuck against an impressive Cambridge 1st team in the semis.”

He added: “Looking back at the season, the football we played, team spirit and squad as a whole, thoroughly deserved the league win and semi final cup achievements. I am truly proud of my boys.”