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College Cup 2012


College Cup 2

Jonathan Frost

GROUP 1 Monday 7th May 2pm 3pm 4pm

Wentworth 1 Goodricke 2 Derwent 1

V V V

Halifax 3 James 3 Langwith 2

V V V

Goodricke 2 Wentworth 1 James 3

V V V

Wentworth 1 James 3 Langwith 2

V V V

Goodricke 2 Wentworth 1 James 3

V V V

James 3 Langwith 2 Halifax 3

Tuesday 15th May 2pm 3pm 4pm

Derwent 1 Langwith 2 Halifax 3

Thursday 24th May 2pm 3pm 4pm

Goodricke 2 Derwent 1 Halifax 3

QUARTER FINALS QF1: Monday 11th June, 2pm Winner Group 1

Friday 1st June 2pm 3pm 4pm

Halifax 3 Derwent 1 Langwith 2

V

SEMI Final 1

Runner-Up Group 2

Monday 4th June 2pm 3pm 4pm

Wentworth 1 Goodricke 2 Derwent 1

QF2: Tuesday 12th June, 2pm

Winner QF1

Winner Group 2

V

GROUP 2

V

Runner-Up Group 1

Tuesday 8th May 2pm 3pm 4pm

Halifax 4 Wentworth 2 James 1

V V V

Vanbrugh 2 Goodricke 3 Alcuin 1

V V V

James 1 Halifax 4 Goodricke 3

V V V

Vanbrugh 2 Alcuin 1 James 1

V V V

Goodricke 3 Halifax 4 Vanbrugh 2

V V V

Wentworth 2 Vanbrugh 2 Goodricke 3

Winner QF4

Thursday 17th May 2pm 3pm 4pm

Wentworth 2 Alcuin 1 Vanbrugh 2

COLLEGE CUP

Friday 25th May 2pm 3pm 4pm

Wentworth 2 Goodricke 3 Halifax 4

Monday 28th May 2pm 3pm 4pm

James 1 Wentworth 2 Alcuin 1

Winner Semi Final 1

V

Tuesday 5th June 2pm 3pm 4pm

Alcuin 1 James 1 Halifax 4

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2012 Wallchart GROUP 3 Thursday 10th May 2pm 3pm 4pm

Halifax 1 Derwent 2 Goodricke 1

V V V

James 2 Vanbrugh 3 Alcuin 3

V V V

Goodricke 1 Vanbrugh 3 Alcuin 3

V V V

Vanbrugh 3 Halifax 1 Derwent 2

V V V

Derwent 2 Alcuin 3 Vanbrugh 3

V V V

Halifax 1 Alcuin 3 James 2

V V V

Wentworth 3 Langwith 1 Derwent 3

V V V

Vanbrugh 1 Wentworth 3 Alcuin 2

V V V

Alcuin 2 Vanbrugh 1 Halifax 2

V V V

Wentworth 3 Alcuin 2 Halifax 2

V V V

Halifax 2 Derwent 3 Wentworth 3

Friday 18th May

QUARTER FINALS QF3: Thursday 14th June, 2pm Winner Group 3

2pm 3pm 4pm

Derwent 2 James 2 Halifax 1

Monday 21st May 2pm 3pm 4pm

Alcuin 3 Goodricke 1 James 2

Tuesday 29th May

V

SEMI Final 2 Winner QF2

Runner-Up Group 4

Halifax 1 James 2 Goodricke 1

Thursday 7th June QF4: Friday 15th June, 2pm Winner Group 4

V Runner-Up Group 3

V

2pm 3pm 4pm 2pm 3pm 4pm

Vanbrugh 3 Derwent 2 Goodricke 1

GROUP 4 Friday 11th May 2pm 3pm 4pm

Winner QF3

Halifax 2 Alcuin 2 Vanbrugh 1

Monday 14th May 2pm 3pm 4pm

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Tuesday 22nd May 2pm 3pm 4pm

Winner Semi Final 2

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Langwith 1 Derwent 3 Halifax 2 Derwent 3 Wentworth 3 Langwith 1

Thursday 31st May 2pm 3pm 4pm

Langwith 1 Vanbrugh 1 Derwent 3

Friday 8th June

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Vanbrugh 1 Langwith 1 Alcuin 2


College Cup 2012: Teams to watch Halifax 1sts

Vanbrugh 1sts

Derwent 2nds

Derwent firsts will be favourites to win Group One, with Wentworth firsts their main competition. After narrowly missing out in the final last year they will look to go one better this time around and have a favourable draw. They are solid in defence with University firsts players, Tom Brandreth and Ollie Harrison, while going forwards they will rely on Dan Atherton to score the majority of their goals.

Derwent 1sts

James 1sts After last year’s failure to reach the quarter finals, James firsts will be looking to bounce back and justify their pre-tournament hype. They stand a better chance this year with Richard Baxter as captain. I expect them to comfortably defeat Alcuin firsts and the rest of the teams in Group Two. Their squad is full of talent with Tom Clarke and James Offord being gifted chances by James Davies.

The champions from last year go into the tournament as favourites despite their inconsistent form this year. The ‘Fax have arguably the best University goalkeeper in Jonny Sim, while in midfield any four of six players could start with captain Jack Beadle and Dan Jones occupying the wings. An area they may not be as strong as last year is in attack but Tom Day will be a threat.

Vanbrugh will be delighted with their draw as their main challengers will be Langwith firsts and Halifax seconds. Vanbrugh surprised many this year with impressive new talent coming into the college with Elliot RousRoss proving prolific in front of goal. They also welcome back the best defender from the College Cup last year, Ziggy Heath, while Phil Taylor and Ben Stanier will cause havoc against opponents.

Derwent seconds have a challenging group to qualify from but definitely have the quality in their squad to progress. Jon Garness, who scored six goals last year as his team finished third in their group will be key.

KEY PLAYER: Dan Atherton

KEY PLAYER: James Davies

KEY PLAYER: Jonny Sim

KEY PLAYER: Phil Taylor

Wentworth 1sts

Alcuin 1sts

Goodricke 1sts

Langwith 1sts

The post-graduate college will be happy with the Group One draw they received as aside from Derwent they are favourites to qualify for the cup competition. They will miss Samik Datta who is not in their squad but they still have plenty of creativity and goal-scoring ability with the likes of Dom Green and Andrea Marcheggiano providing a real threat. Their problems will likely be in defence.

The winners of the 2009 and 2010 College Cup will be cautiously optimistic about their chances this year after improving throughout the winter and spring leagues. The Group Two draw sees Vanbrugh seconds as their main competition for a quarter final place, with James firsts expected to win the group. The creativity of Will Taylor will be heavily relied on, while Alex Brown is the main goal threat.

Goodricke firsts have seen themselves drawn in this year’s group of death, and they could easily finish fourth. The inclusion of Stu Dunk, the University seconds captain will bolster their defence, while Jon Sharpe will be the main attacking influence with James Gutteridge and Sam Lewis providing able support. If Goodricke firsts do play to their potential, they will qualify for the quarter finals.

The men in black and yellow will be the resolute underdogs as always, a tag they will try to shake off as the competition gets underway. With a full squad finally available at captain Andy Hutt’s disposal they will fancy their chances of getting out of the group with the pace of Bruce Starkey on the wing likely to cause problems for the weaker defences, though goalscoring has been a problem for them.

Halifax seconds have a good chance of making the quarter finals. Hamish Denham will look to replicate his College Cup form of 12 months ago with Dave Lewis, Craig Dean and Connor Meckin providing creativity from midfield.

KEY PLAYER: Dom Green

KEY PLAYER: Will Taylor

KEY PLAYER: Stu Dunk

KEY PLAYER: Bruce Starkey

KEY PLAYER: Hamish Denham

Reporting by Dan Holland and Luke Gardener

KEY PLAYER: Jon Garness

James 2nds James seconds stand a good chance of qualifying from Group Three, although they will face stiff competition. Freddie Ferrao and Ben Cooke will be the men who need to perform if they are to qualify. KEY PLAYER: Feddie Ferrao

Halifax 2nds

Photos by Philippa Grafton, Peter Iveson and Justyn Hardcastle


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