Swansea University men’s 1sts hockey team fell to Cardiff at the Welsh Varsity, losing 4-1.
After consecutive fourth place finishes, the team had high hopes for beating the opposition, having lost last year.
But Swansea faced yet another downfall this year.
Having been beaten for two years in a row, Swansea began the match with determination and focus.
With both teams displaying huge amounts of effort and skill it was indecisive as to who would score first.
Cardiff faced a series of goal penalties yet Swansea managed to miss all three opportunities.
Although Swansea put up a good defence, Cardiff scored two goals in the first half.
Pressure was on for Swansea in the second half and it was evident that the players were beginning to become tired which Cardiff took full advantage of it with a penalty goal.
It was soon 4-0 before Swansea clawed back a fortunate goal.
Cardiff held onto their lead and claimed their third victory in as many years in the Welsh Varsity event.
Swansea University 1sts 1-4 Cardiff University 1sts