Team BTC Weekly Roundup (24.11.2023) - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Team BTC Weekly Roundup

 

 

Basketball

 

Team BTC 79 – 35 Truro & Penwith College

 

This week’s fixture was a delayed 2nd round cup fixture against Truro & Penwith College 1. We knew this would be a tough challenge for our players and it couldn’t have started with a worse start finding ourselves 16-2 down within the 1st 5 minutes of the game. BTC did manage a run throughout the rest of the quarter to trim the deficit to 10 points trailing Truro 22-12. It was the 2nd quarter where we played our best basketball embarking on a 15-6 run to get the score back to within 1 point at 28-27 which forced Truro into a timeout to talk things through. Truro regained their focus however, and were able to go in at half time leading 34-27. Truro really did turn the screw against BTC in the 2nd half by showing their superior skill level and experience comfortably progressing into the next round of the cup with a 79-39 victory. We certainly didn’t disgrace ourselves and feel the score line was harsher than the performance merited but we’ll move onto the next game and strive to bounce back with a win.

 

Top scorers were Alfie King (12), Alex Taylor (11) and Ayotomiwa Ajayi (8).

 

 

Women’s Rugby

 

Team BTC 49 – 10 Callywith

 

BTC hosted Callywith as a last-minute game and played 12-a-side. The girls showed tremendous attack and worked well in keeping the ball live and go over the score line. BTC were dominant in the set-pieces, made excellent tackles and turnovers which earned them a well-deserved win.

 

POTM – Nelly Moffatt

 

 

Men’s 1 Football

 

Team BTC 4 – 4 Exeter

 

Today we entertained Exeter college in the Cat1 League.

 

Both teams started at a high pace with each side evenly matched. Exeter took the lead from a corner and then scored a second from a flat defensive line waving for an offside that was wishful thinking 0-2.

 

However, as the half went on our men started to find their feet going forward and Preston Hopwood found Finn Koppa who finished well 1-2.

 

In the second period we looked the more capable side and scored three goals through Blake Kearley #hattrick 4-2 and really should have put the game to bed with a number of other chances.

 

However, our visitors exploited a poor clearance 3-4, and then a free-kick with seconds remaining. The long ball into the box, followed by some juggling by the opposition player ‘not picked up’ and an equaliser 4-4.

 

The players were rightly frustrated but that’s football.

 

MOTM Blake Kearley with a three goals and sound contribution to the game.

 

 

Men’s Taunton Football

 

Huish 8 – 0 Team BTC

 

Taunton Men took on Huish 1s this week. Although eventually losing 8-0, the scores were locked at 0-0 for the first few minutes, with the Taunton team having the first chance at goal. Huish soon reacted with an attacking move, a cross from the right forcing an own goal from a BTC head. After a hard first half and at 5-0 down, the Taunton team rallied and put up a good fight, providing forwards with several chances to get the first goal of the second half, which were unfortunately not taken. Solid performances from a few Taunton players, Luis Oliviera and Logan Thomas showing good fight and defensive skills throughout.

 

 

To find out more about Team BTC, visit the Sport at College and Student Life pages.  If you love playing sport and are in year 10 or 11, you might like to join one of our free Sport Development Days.

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