Swansea sliver into semi-finals

Swansea staged a late fight back to see off Aberystwyth by five points and take their place in the Bucs Western 1A Trophy semi-final.

Both teams fought hard with Swansea taking an early lead, which was soon quashed by Aberystwyth.

Competing in all three categories; foil, epée and sabre, it looked more and more as if Aberystwyth would seize the day.

It was not until the final few matches that Swansea came strong, and pipped the visitors to the win.

Will Cummings, Swansea’s fencing team captain, said: “It was a very good match and very close to call.

“I’d say the team did us proud and it was a really good result.”

Fencer Richard Rapier added: “We picked it up in Sabre, it is out strongest weapon and we dominated in it.”

Swansea will now face University of West of England away in the semi-finals on February 22.

“It will be a hard fight, but I think we can do it,” Rapier added.

Swansea University 1sts 120-115 Aberystwyth University 1sts

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