Futures Cup – How they did!
Last week saw four teams form the ‘Celtic Jaguars’ and head to England to compete in the 2017 Futures Cup. Here’s how they did…
The tournament provided a great experience for this young team. Even though the girls endured three defeats, a clear improvement could be seen in their games as the week progressed. At this level the girls will no doubt take a lot away from this year and move forward in a positive way. The team ended in 6th place.
Competing well in their first two games yet punished for errors during both, the U15’s came 5th in the tournament. They played well during their last game, winning 4-3. The team all showed great character to come back with such a great final game after losing the first two.
The first game of Futures for the team saw a good game resulting in a draw after the girls came from behind twice, earning good points. Unfortunately the second game brought the hope of being in the final to an end after a 2-0 loss. The team ended in 6th place.
After many a missed chance the result of the first game was still positive, seeing a 2-2 draw. Confidence was high going into second match. But missed opportunities at key moments cost them and they ended up with a 4-1 defeat. At 1-1 in the final match versus the Scottish side, things looked good, but a poor third quarter meant the Welsh boys suffered a 5-2 loss to end the tournament.
CONGRATULATIONS to all tournament goal scorers – Miles Margetson (U17’s), Rhys Bradshaw x 4 (U17’s), Joseph Webb x 2 (U15’s), Will Couston (U15’s), Theo Bancroft (U15’s), Nell Butler x 2 (U17’s), Cerys Preston (U17’s).
CONGRATULATIONS to Rhys Bradshaw, Billy Collins, Sophie Gorman and Cari Davies on being awarded ‘Player of the Tournament’
Next up for the NAG squads in October half term, both boys and girls squads will be in camp. Building towards test matches over easter and the European Championships for both boys and girls u18 next July.