Leeds Met women too strong in women's Futsal Championships17/03/2011
Leeds Met won the women’s 2011 British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Futsal Championships yesterday at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
With instrumental captain Rachel Lee orchestrating the game in the middle of the park, Leeds Met looked strong contenders to lift this year’s trophy.
The 2009 winners reached the final by beating MMU Cheshire, last year’s runner-up, in the last four and were on course for a second title in three years as two goals from Jade Moore put them in a commanding position.
Both sides committed players forward and Brunel had their chances to score. Laura Jeffery and Katie O’Leary both squandered good opportunities in the game. After going in front, Leeds Met appeared happy to defend narrow which forced Brunel wide. Brunel did get into some good positions but unfortunately their final ball let them down.
Leeds Met attacked well, making runs all over the pitch to create spaces and chances to score which proved pivotal in the end result.
Coach Chris Welburn was delighted his side could take the Championship back to Leeds.
“It’s a tremendous achievement to win the title again after winning it in 2009.
It’s great for the university to win the Championship but all credit goes to the players for their efforts in the games.”
Sarah Danby and Captain Rachel Lee now want to continue with more success after the win.
“It means everything to us because we want to get the treble. We’ve got the BUCS Football Northern Premier League title and now this but have a semi-final coming up so we need to focus on winning that before reaching the BUCS Football final.”
Written by Scott Richards, BUCS Championships Student Media Team
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