HOCKEY WALES U15 AND U18 BOYS RESCHEDULED CUP QUALIFIERS: ROUND UP
This weekend saw the rescheduled pool rounds of the U15 and U18 Boys Club Cup competitions.
The action for the U18’s boys took place in North Wales with Eirias and Northop Hall playing to secure their place in the semi-finals.
Both teams were equally matched throughout the game and could not be separated by full-time with the score at 2-2, resulting in a penalty shoot-out to decide who would meet Gwent, Swansea and Whitchurch in the next round.
The penalties saw Northop Hall put one passed the keeper, but it was Eirias who earned the semi-final spot by scoring three.
The U15’s South met in Swansea, after their original round in January was postponed due to frozen pitches.
Bridgend, Gwent A, Gwent B, Penarth, Swansea and Whitchurch played a series of round robin matches throughout the day.
With three spots in the semi-finals up for grabs there was some very competitive hockey played by all sides, but it was Gwent A, Swansea and Whitchurch who came out on top qualifying for the semi-finals in March.
With all the qualifying rounds complete, the semi-finals for the U18’s and U15’s look like this:
U18 Girls semi-finalists - Eirias, Gwent, Northop Hall, Penarth
Round robin tournament to be played in Llandrindod Wells on Sunday 15th March
U18 Boys semi-finalists – Eirias, Gwent, Swansea, Whitchurch
Round robin tournament to be played in Newtown on Sunday 15th March
U15 Girls semi-finalists – Bangor, Gwent, Llanfair, Whitchurch
Round robin tournament to be played in Newtown on Sunday 29th March
U15 Boys semi-finalists – Eirias, Gwent, Swansea, Whitchurch
Round robin tournament to be played in Llandrindod Wells on Sunday 29th March
Photograph: Louise Riley