Futures Cup victors decided!

Futures Cup victors decided!
U15s Boys competition:
U15B Lynx 5th
Mercia Lynx claimed 5th position in the opening match of the day with a 4-1 victory over Celtic Jaguars.

The Jaguars took the lead through Sion Goldsmith, however it only lasted a minute as Liam Daddo-Langlois, who would go on to record a brace, equalised immediately.

Will Owens and Dylan Parry added further goals to ensure the Lynxes to ensure they would take 5th place with a comfortable 4-1 win.

U15B Pumas 3rd

Pennine Pumas comfortably took the bronze medal with a 6-2 victory over the Saxon Tigers.

Some superb finishing was on display as the Pumas put the Tigers to the sword in a clinical second-half display that contained four goals.

Hari Bhogal bagged a brace, George Fletcher hit a hattrick and Rory Hobbs completed the scoring for the Pumas whilst Liam Sillis and Walter Forsey were on target for a Tigers side that fought valiantly throughout. 

U15B Cougars final

The Caledonian Cougars took home the trophy as they narrowly topped Wessex Leopards 3-2 in the final.

It was the Leopards who took the lead through Jack Webb’s finish, but the Cougars plundered in three unanswered goals as captain David Macrae struck twice and Charlie Jack also got in on the action.

There was a superb save from the Leopards’ goalkeeper to deny the Cougars from a penalty stroke. It looked like it could prove pivotal when Oakley Sparshott-Thompson scored with less than five minutes remaining to make it 3-2, however, the Cougars held firm to ensure they would lift the trophy.

U15s Girls competition:
U15G Jaguars 5th

It was a close fought encounter as Celtic Jaguars took 5th place with a 2-1 win over Mercia Lynx.

Pheobe Noott struck inside the first five minutes for the Jaguars to give them the early momentum.

Though Elani Sherwood equalised two minutes before half-time, the Lynxes would still go into the break as Ela Pugh immediately replied to keep their advantage.

A well battled second-half saw both sides defend well with no further goals being found as the Jaguars secured 5th.

U15G Leopards 3rd

Wessex Leopards scooped the bronze medal with a dramatic shootout victory over Pennine Pumas after an evenly contested 2-2 draw.

The Leopards never held the lead in regular time, initially going down after six minutes to a Holly Pears goal. Millie Cant levelled before Bo Madden restored the Pumas’ lead, however, Bella Davies-Roche’s goal four minutes from full-time proved pivotal.

Similarly to the match, the shootout was another close battle, Eleana Stevenson and Jess Dyson converting the all important goals to see them past the Pumas who had lead through Ottilie Sykes.

U15G Tigers final

The gold medal was taken by the Saxon Tigers who fought back to top the Caledonian Cougars.

Seeing a close first-half finish level, the Cougars took the advantage through Ava Smith just after the interval. 

As the Cougars looked to defend their lead, the Saxon’s overturned the scores just before the end of the third-quarter as Jessica Olorenshaw hit two stunners inside a minute, the second of which finding the back of the net right on the hooter to secure the win.

U17s Boys competition:
U17B 5th tie
Celtic Jaguars and Mercia Lynx were made to settle for joint 5th as they couldn’t be separated in a 1-1 draw.

Freddie Smith gave Mercia the lead but within a minute the Jaguars had replied with one of their own, Wil Pugh finding the net for the Jaguars to level the game.

Though both teams fought for a winner, it was to be fruitless as neither could find a way through for another goal.

U17B Tigers 3rd

Saxon Tigers battled back to beat Wessex Leopards to get bronze with a 4-3 victory.

Drawing 1-1 after the first quarter after Seb Walton levelled it for the Tigers following Sam Mackenzie’s first minute opener.

The Leopards were looking strong after the break as they fired in two in quick succession through Olly Witts and Jacob Payton before Fraser Myers got one back just before the conclusion of the quarter.

The game was turned on its head with three minutes to play as Will Mead and Oliver Hassall overturned the deficit to claim a late victory and the bronze medal.

U17B Cougars final

Caledonian Cougars took gold with a hard fought 4-2 victory over Pennine Pumas.

Moran Fraser’s super hattrick inspired the Cougars to victory whilst Struan Walker bagged another goal from a penalty corner.

Michael Greenwood and Alfie Weaver were on target for the Pumas, both goals coming in the first-half as the opening thirty minutes finished level.

The second-half saw the Cougars ramp it up a notch with two goals securing the win, despite Alex Greenaway’s strike ten minutes from time making it a nervy finish.

U17s Girls competition:
U17G Leopards 5th
Wessex Leopards got the better of the Celtic Jaguars 2-0 to finish 5th.

Emily Harris got the first on the board with 15 minutes on the clock before Brydie Ault doubled the advantage less than ten minutes later to put the Leopards firmly in the driving seat.

There was to be no second-half comeback from the Jaguars as Wessex held on to their lead and 5th place.

U17G Cougars 3rd

Caledonian Cougars took bronze with a tense shootout victory over Mercia Lynx following a tight 1-1 draw.

Lizzy Pocknell put Mercia Lynx ahead with just 12 minutes on the clock, it wasn’t to last though as Ellie Mackenzie equalised in the same minute with a nice field goal.

Nothing could separate the teams in regular time with clinical finishes from Katie Swanson, Faith Joubert and Michaela McCarthy in the shootout giving the Cougars a bronze medal. 

U17G Pumas Final

Pennine Pumas earned the trophy via a shootout after they tied 1-1 with the Saxon Tigers in regular time.

With very little between the two teams, it was a close battle throughout. Megan Cottee’s 15th minute goal gave the Pumas the advantage for the vast majority of the match, but Alexandra Sacker’s 52nd minute strike levelled things up to take it to a shootout.

Despite being behind after the first round of attempts, the Pumas fought back and scored three of their next four attempts through Cottee, Madeleine Goodman and Ellie Barlow to take a 3-2 win in the shootout.