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Another trip to Newtown could only mean one thing, the last but one of our Schools National Finals, this time being the Schoolboys.

We saw U12, U14, U16 and U18 boys finalists arrive at Newtown, ready to compete for the National Title. U12’s kicked us off for the day where we saw Llanidloes, Bishopston, Christ College and Rydal compete in group matches to play for top of the group.

Results from the pool matches are shown below:

  1. Game 1 – Rydal 0 – 0 Christ College/ Bishopston 0 – 2 Llanidloes

  2. Game 2 – Christ College 8 – 0 Bishopston / Llanidloes 0 – 0 Rydal

  3. Game 3 – Rydal 3 – 0 Bishopston / Llanidloes 0 – 5 Christ College

After the pool matches, the final standings were: 1st Christ College 2nd Rydal 3rd Llanidloes 4th Bishopston

As the day progressed, we moved on to the U14 age group finals, where we saw Welshpool, Christ College, Rydal and Glantaf all battle it out to become National Champions.

Results from the pool matches are shown below:

  1. Game 1 – Welshpool 1 – 2 Rydal / Christ College 0 – 0 Glantaf

  2. Game 2 – Glantaf 6 – 0 Welshpool / Rydal 0 – 3 Christ College

  3. Game 3 – Rydal 3 – 4 Glantaf / Welshpool 0 – 0 Christ College

A very competitive pool resulted in the following standings; 1st Glantaf 2nd Christ College 3rd Rydal 4th Welshpool.

As we moved on to our first 11 aside game of the day, we welcomed Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn and Christ College Brecon to the pitch for the U16 National Final. After Tywyn gaining an early lead, this gave them good momentum for the rest of the game, despite Christ College having their chances. Full time saw Tywyn run out as 4-0 winners, with some excellent goals and passages of team play, rewarding them as National U16 Schoolboy Champions.

Last but certainly not least, we saw teams from Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr and Rydal Penrhos take to the pitch with all to play for in the U18 Schoolboys final. Both teams having a small handful club players, along with the majority of others not playing much hockey before. Despite this, a very entertaining game was on show, both teams having their fair share of chances of goal, some converted, some not, and reflective in the final score of 3-3. This meant that we had to take the game penalty strokes, to determine the winners, and despite great efforts from the Rydal players, Gwyr’s keeper was on fire saving all three of Rydals strokes in conjunction with Gwyr’s strokes hitting the back of the net. A fantastic game from both teams had to result in one winner and for their first time ever the U18 National Schoolboy champions are Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr.

Your National Schoolboy Champions:

  1. U12s Christ College Brecon

  2. U14s Ysgol Glantaf

  3. U16s Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn

  4. U18 Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr

#2019 #NationalFinals #Schoolboys

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