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Stirling University retain BUCS Premier North trophy

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The University of Stirling first team has taken the BUCS title after a resounding 3-0 victory against Durham University.

Goals from Conor Doan, Louis Kennedy and Ben Davidson on the day secured the win for the students.

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Stirling University sat atop the table with 21 points, five ahead of their nearest rivals – Nottingham Trent, but they celebrated an early title with two games still left to play. 

Following the win, head coach Chris Geddes said: “It was really good to win because it wins us the league.

“We knew what we had to do, it was a difficult one coming in because we knew that we had to beat them and they were fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table.

“Today we showed why we are the best team in the league – we have eight wins out of nine which is already more points than when we won it two years ago and being the first Uni team to win it back to back, so it’s quite an achievement.

“I’m really proud of the boys today, they deserve it. That’s 11 weeks in a row we have played two games a week, travelling up and down to England so I’m really happy for them and delighted with the win.”

The celebrations began immediately after the final whistle as joyous scenes overtook the main pitch at the University grounds.

Credit: @stirlingunifc on Twitter

It would be hard to deny the players their jubilation, as the club has been expected to play an enormous amount of games which even included two matches in one day – and it all built up to today when they finally got the rewards for their efforts. 

The title win ensures the students place in the play-off for the overall BUCS title, where Stirling Uni will play teams from the southern BUCS league in a knockout format.

However, the students will resume their BUCS campaign in January against Nottingham Trent where the champions will have an opportunity to take a victory lap at home on the 26th.

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