Lynx & Tigers U16 Champions at Futures Cup

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Saxon Tigers were crowed champions of the Boys U16 Futures Cup in dramatic fashion after the final match of the tournament between Pennine Pumas and Mercia Lynx ended in a 2-2 draw. Tigers had earlier put in a solid performance to beat Leopards 4-2 to set up a fascinating final match between Pumas & Lynx, which would see the winner of that match crowned champions, with a draw meaning the cup would go to Tigers. Pumas lead at half time but a strong come back from Lynx in the second half saw them come back to 2-2. And it all came down to the last play of the match with Lynx winning a Penalty Corner, but they were unable to convert sending the anxious watching Tigers team into raptures. 

The all or nothing match in the Girls U16 tournament went the way of the Mercia Lynx as they got the better of the 2013 champions, putting in a fine performance to beat Pennine Pumas 3-1.  There was another 2-2 draw in what was effectively a third place play off between the Saxon Tigers and Wessex Leopards which meant the Tigers claimed third place. 

In the final pool games of the Boys U18 tournament, Saxon Tigers continued their strong form with a 4-0 win over the Wessex Leopards. The Boys Final will be tomorrow at 13:15  and will see a re-run of this game. The other game of the day saw a thrilling finish as the Pennine Pumas came back from 3-1 down to beat the Mercia Lynx 5-3 in what will also be tomorrows third place play off, taking place at 11:00.

The Mercia Lynx Girls U18s cemented their place in the final with a 2-1 victory over the Pennine Pumas. The Wessex Leopards needed a draw against the Saxon Tigers to make the final and they lead 1-0 at half time but two goals from Anna Baker took the score to 2-1 in favour of the Tigers and secured them a place in the final tomorrow at 11:00.  The Leopards and Pumas will play for third place at 13:15. 

The final U16 tables can be found below. Click HERE to find out all of the up to date information from this year's Futures Cup, including results, tables and scorers. 

GIRLS U16                
    P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Mercia Lynx 3 3 0 0 8 2 6 9
2 Pennine Pumas 3 2 0 1 7 5 2 6
3 Saxon Tigers 3 0 1 2 4 7 -3 1
4 Wessex Leopards 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5 1
BOYS U16                
    P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Saxon Tigers 3 2 0 1 9 9 0 6
2 Pennine Pumas 3 1 1 1 8 6 2 4
3 Mercia Lynx 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
4 Wessex Leopards 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 3