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Before Men’s Varsity we were entertained with Women’s Hockey Varsity 2010! A thrilling encounter between two tightly matched teams on paper, under the overcast skies of Beeston Hockey club led to fireworks from the start!
Monday March 22nd. Meadow Lane. Trent women have just beaten Uni 3-1. The 2010 C.R.Y. Nottingham Varsity Series now stands at 6-4 to Trent. The crowd is building. The chants are being sung, and the two teams are warming up for the start of the men’s football. An electric atmosphere and a terrific scenario must have had both sets of players buzzing before kick-off, I know I was feeling the tension all the way up in the stands in what was a vitally important game for both teams.
Highlights from the night's broadcast:
Nottingham University Women’s football club looked to end six long years of Varsity heartache in their match with Nottingham Trent’s representative XI at Notts County’s Meadow Lane ground. Coming off the back of some slightly disrupted but overly successful preparations, they took to the pitch in high spirits, confident that they could indeed overcome their poor previous record and notch up another point for Nottingham University in the series.
Under the floodlights of Beeston hockey club was where Men’s Varsity Hockey was to take place after having watched the Women unfortunately succumb to an unfairly heavy defeat in a game that proved to be much scrappier than expected. All eyes fell upon the main event of the evening and a decent crowd had appeared to line the sidelines and the balcony. Everything was to play for as as it stood if Trent won they would be crowned CRY Charity Varsity 2010 Champions with the series standing as it did 7-5!
The precursor to the main event proved to be a much better spectacle for all Uni’s fans, and it was shocking that there were not more. Although not quite as high scoring as the Men’s event, Women’s Rugby Varsity was edge-of-the-seat thrilling rugby. The individual performances coupled with a titanic forward effort dragged Uni over the finish line in poll position against a much bigger Trent team.