With the BUCS season well underway, Will Jennings and Ella Jerman look at Team Durham's performance so far in various sports.
Coming off a two-week break after having their game against the Derby Braves postponed due to injury, and enjoying a scheduled by-week the following Sunday, it took longer than usual for the Saints to get into the game.
Having played seven games, the women’s team sit unambiguously top of the BUCS Northern Premier League, having won all seven and possessing a game in hand ahead of Northumbria, who currently lie two points behind.
The Saints recorded a convincing 20-0 win for their first victory of the regular season.
Much was made of Durham's varsity clash against Loughborough, but the Palatinates failed to live up to the occasion.
After last season’s heart-breaking defeat in the National Final to close rivals Stirling, Durham Saints are looking to go the distance in the 2017-18 BUCS Premiership season.
The away varsity against Loughborough was a comprehensive victory to the Palatinates.