Sweet FA beckons

September 13, 2002

Forget the Boat Race and the Varsity Match. The higher education sports event of the year takes place tomorrow at Bath University, where the football team has already gone further in the FA Cup than any student side for more than 100 years. These are no ordinary students - their two-year higher national diploma course is designed for young footballers who have been rejected by professional clubs. Having swept aside Barnstaple Town in the preliminary round, Team Bath takes on mighty Backwell United, of the Screwfix Direct Western League. Only 12 victories required to emulate Oxford University, which beat the Royal Engineers in the 1874 final.

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