If you’ve been around LU campus recently it would be very hard to miss the fact that Roses fever has gripped Lancaster, with two of the three days of sport having passed and one more to go. The second day has ended with an incredible score for Lancaster of 154 to York’s 108. With the number of points required to win being 163.5, Lancaster are tantalisingly close to the victory, but it is still all to play for. A final push from York is far from impossible, and you would be very mistaken if you think they will lie down and give Lancs the victory. Competition from York will be even higher tomorrow, meaning the Archery will be ever more intense.
Unfortunately, due to unavoidable pull-outs, York will not be contributing any female novice archers tomorrow, making the Best Female Novice point almost guaranteed to go to Lancaster, and, given that this leaves York with only two novices, the 3v3 novice head to head has certainly swung into LUAC’s favour.
Regardless, the competition could still fall either way. The novice head to head comp contributes 2 Roses points compared to the senior’s contributing 4, and with the Novice and Senior best female and male archers contributing 1 each, the overall winners of the competition, and the tournament, could be either of the Universities.
LUAC have fierce competition to expect from York tomorrow.
Qualification starts at 10am most likely lasting 2-3 hours, with the head to head beginning at 2pm. Be sure to get down to the stadium for what will be a very exciting competition!