Monday, November 19, 2018

The Bulls Diaries - Half the season in 1 post!

Hello all,

Welcome to the Half Season post of the Bulls.
We have not been very active on updating the club with our results so you can read the summary of our first half of the entire season below:

Fixture 1 - Vs. Oxford Uni Men & Farnborough Vipers @ St. Gregory The Great

The first fixture of the year. Our 1st games against Oxford University. It was tough. But we won!
I remember that we managed to set our tempo & that I got MVP twice as a Libero.

Monty & Skye my 2 boys came to watch us (Thanks Julia & Lesley for looking after the boys) and Monty made a live action picture of the game. Dan made a big impression as he has his name on the shirt. There it is:

Final results:

Oxford Bulls Vs. Farnborough Vipers: 0 - 2
Oxford Uni Men Vs. Oxford Bulls: 0 - 2

Fixture 2 - Vs. Oxford Uni Men & Oxford Vollox @ Ferry Center

This one I remember a bit more. But I don't really want to talk about it as we lost both our games even though we got a set from Oxford Vollox & we nearly got a set from Oxford Uni. Funny moment: Harry was on court with food poisoning from the day before & had to "take a break" between 2 sets...

I was playing for Vollox as Gabi was unavailable so I can't really comment on the Bulls' performance. Nevertheless I believe the feedback was good from the coaches. However we  had to still work on getting our services right & dangerous, as well as finishing the points. Food for thought for the next training. I can't remember who got MVP.

Final results:

Oxford Bulls Vs. Oxford Vollox: 1 - 2 (25:23, 21:25, 7:15)
Oxford Uni Men Vs. Oxford Bulls: 2 - 0 (25:18, 27:25)

Fixture 3 - Vs. Oxford Uni Men & Maidenhead Mens 1 @ Maiden Erleigh

This was our final encounter against Oxford Uni for the rest of the season, and based on the 2 precedent ones we had to win. It was also our first fixture away from Oxford & we had to travel quite early. We stuck to the plan & followed our great coaches' instructions (Thanks Adi & Maite!)

For this one we have a few videos if you want to actually see how we play so I won't bore you with words.

Vs Oxford Uni

Vs Maidenhead

Final results:

Oxford Bulls Vs. Oxford Uni Men: 2 - 0 (25:22, 25:14)
Maidenhead Mens 1 Vs. Oxford Bulls: 2 - 0 (25:9, 25:22)

This puts us in a bottom to mid table situation for the other half of the season. Our next direct opponents are now Farnborough & Maidenhead. It will be tough!