2018 Futures Cup - Day 1 Round-Up

Futures Cup 2018 - Day 1
Under 15 Boys’ Competition
Futures Cup 2018 - Result 2

A hat-trick from Harvey Edwards inspired Saxon Tigers to victory as they began their Pool A campaign in style against Celtic Jaguars.

Edwards scored with a rocket strike at the end of the first quarter to add to goals from Samuel Wash and Ollie Shelton before captain Jamie Tritton got himself on the scoresheet in the 19th minute, making the score 4-0 at half-time.

Patrick Dunn did really well to save a penalty stroke for Jaguars but Tigers’ lead became five in the 35th minute as Edwards scored again before he completed his hat-trick with one minute to go.

Futures Cup 2018 - Result 6

A late goal from Freddie Smith secured a memorable victory for Mercia Lynx as they edged past Wessex Leopards in a thrilling encounter.

Lynx twice took the lead in the first quarter through Alex Murdoch and Tobias Chan but were pegged back by firstly Giles Hocking and then Rory Penrose.

Ollie Cadinouche gave Lynx the lead once again in the 40th minute but Alex Beckett scored the third equaliser of the game for Leopards, but they had no response to Smith’s field goal eight minutes before the final whistle.

Under 15 Girls’ Competition
Futures Cup 2018 - Result 1

A fantastic solo goal from Maddie Long was enough to give Mercia Lynx victory over Saxon Tigers in their opening Futures Cup 2018 fixture.

Long dribbled past several players before beating the ‘keeper with a fine reverse stick finish to open the scoring.

And that goal was to be enough as both defences held firm for the rest of the game.

Futures Cup 2018 - Result 5

The opening game in Pool B was dominated by Wessex Leopards as they earned a comfortable victory over Celtic Cougars.

Flora Fletcher opened the scoring with a fourth minute corner before converting a second set piece shortly after the quarter break, with a strike from Amy Beckett in between.

Jess Dyson then gave Leopards a four goal advantage at half-time before Lilly Webb added her name to the scoresheet 13 minutes from full-time.

Under 17 Boys’ Competition
Futures Cup 2018 - Result 4

Will Mead’s five minute hat-trick was the standout performance as Saxon Tigers stormed to victory over Wessex Leopards.

Oliver Smart had kept the Tigers at bay with several fine saves in the first quarter but the pressure told as Atunrolaolu Ashaye opened the scoring in the 24th minute, with Louis Tipper, Eddie Harper and Adam Lee-Browne then adding to the scoresheet before half-time.

Freddie Britt bagged himself a goal shortly after the break before Mead stole the show in the final quarter, with Raunaq Rai finishing off the scoring two minutes from the end.

Futures Cup 2018 - Result 7

Six different players found the net for Mercia Lynx as they began their Futures Cup 2018 campaign with an impressive victory.

Tom Sheldon opened the scoring from a corner before Saihej Mangat, Louis Cadinouche and Max Anderson all scored field goals.

Isaac Farrant and Sam Welsh then added field efforts of their own before the final whistle, while Timothy Hodges converted a penalty stroke for Jaguars.

Under 17 Girls’ Competition
Futures Cup 2018 - Result 3

Saxon Tigers and Mercia Lynx played out a thrilling draw to open their tournament, with both teams deserving of the point.

Lynx led twice in the first half through Sophie Thompson and Lottie Atkinson but they were pegged back both times through Orissa Welsh and Jemima Copeman.

Charlotte Summers then gave Tigers the advantage for the first time in the 40th minute but Millie Holme hit back in the 42nd minute with a goal which would eventually secure the draw.

Futures Cup 2018 - Result 8

Two goals from Becky Manton helped Wessex Leopards secure all three points against Celtic Jaguars in their first game of this year’s competition.

Manton opened the scoring in the eighth minute before Laura Graham and Olivia Wilde also found the target.

Manton and Coca Hall then struck twice in the final two minutes of the first half before Katie Jones and Alice Klugman found the net in the second half, as did Jaguars’ Jessica Hill.

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