Three Promotions in One Day for our Men’s Football Club

The University of Leeds Men’s Football Club had a very successful day on Wednesday 19th February 2020, with three of their teams achieving three promotions!

The 1st, 2nd and 4th team all secured their respective BUCS league titles with games to spare. A draw was all it took for the 1st team, while both the 2nd and 4th teams won.

Men's football 2s - one of three promotions on 19th Feb

The 1st team were away to Leeds Trinity 1st team, drawing 3-3 after coming from 2 goals down. This point took them to 22 points with two games left to spare. As a result, they’re seven points clear so no one can catch them.

The 2nd team were at home, facing York St John’s 1st team. They won the match 4-1, taking them five points clear with only one game remaining, therefore securing back-to-back promotions. This match was our featured #onetowatch fixture on Twitter, we’ll have all the photos from this game up on our Facebook page next week!

The 4th team were away to York St John’s i2i Academy team. The 4th team won 1-0, retaining their unbeaten record in the league – nine matches, nine wins.

men's football 2s celebrating a goal - one of three promotions on 19th feb

Head of Football at the University of Leeds, Steve Grime said:

Huge congratulations to the club on their three promotions yesterday! Thank you to our Club Captain Matt Welch, 1st team captain Jack Stirland, 2nd team Captains Max Kennedy and Charlie Rodick, and 4th team Captains Will Bainbridge and Nathan Brewster for all their hard work and dedication for making it happen! As they are all third years and moving on, they have left the club in a better place and this is a perfect way for them to finish their University football journey.

Steve Grime - head of football

Finally, a big congratulations from everyone at Leeds Sport to Steve and the club on their very successful seasons!