A hugely successful week for the club, as we start to hit top form again after a small post-Christmas blip. All 3 teams secured wins on Wednesday, whilst the 1st XI hammered Didsbury 12-0 on Saturday to make sure that they ended the week having scored 29 goals and conceded none.
An early pushback for the Pride, a raucous bus journey back for the 2s and the Preston Challenge for the 1s all combined to set up an entertaining wingman social, with some members having experimented with cable ties before. Social sec Eileen somehow managed to pull the short straw, being tied with string to Draco, which didn't turn out well for either of them. International man of mystery Tom Smart and his partner in crime Binwah made a welcome appearance, with Tom Smart's man of the match performance on loan at UCum earning him a bottle of Buckfast. Not content with offering some constructive criticism earlier in the day to John Moore and LUWHC players, Bellend carried on the trend, offering Ben Mackerel some constructive criticism after his under-par showing during 'Eh, Ah, Ooh'. Unfortunately, after such a Whavy Wednesday the endurance of the majority of our members was tested to the limit, resulting in an accordingly under-par showing in Sugarhouse, with little or no gossip to work with.
After a large week, it was thus no surprise that Saturday social was a cosy and timid affair, with the customary visit to Sugar also offering up no newsletter-worthy material.
Plug of the week
A huge congratulations to LUWHC, who have so far managed to raise over £1500 for Cancer Research UK after completing their 10k in Manchester on Sunday. All of the weeks and months of training paid off , with the girls' efforts raising a huge amount of money for charity. Vice-chairwoman Nay will nonetheless be slightly displeased after failing to back up her claim that she could beat husband Ted's time of 50:50. Donations are still open so make sure to donate if you haven't already:
Proud moment of the week
Friday saw the Ballroom Dancing Society's annual charity showcase. After signing up during Freshers' Fair and then replying to the Ballroom Dancing Society's email at 2am in Yorkies, it is fair to say that Eileen hadn't given much consideration to what he had got himself into. However, that wasn't apparent in the slightest to the LUMHC members in the audience on Friday and the millions watching at home, as Eileen Paso Doble'd his way into the Lancaster public's heart. Whilst his performance may not have been the most technically pleasing, which the incredibly keen judges were keen to point out afterwards, it was plain for all to see that Eileen had obviously been working on the dance for a long time, and that he was giving it his best shot. Everyone at the club is so proud of Eileen, it takes a lot of courage to do something you have only recently learnt in front of all of your friends in the audience and online. You can relive Eileen's stunning performance on our Facebook page now.
The Week Ahead
A big cup quarter-final for the 1st XI, as they hopefully continue along their merry way to the final in York.
The 1st XI
Wednesday - Liverpool John Moore 1st XI (A) - Cup
Saturday - Rochdale 1st XI (A)
The 2nd XI
Sunday - Liverpool John Moore 2nd XI (A)
The 3rd XI
Wednesday - Liverpool John Moore 3rd XI (H)