England U17 2000 men’s team EU Nations Cup Brno April 2017 Results

Game 1 Group C v Scotland April 14

Huge victory for England to open our EU Nations Cup campaign here in Brno! The boys controlled the match against Scotland and stormed to an impressive 18-3 (5-0, 3-0, 4-3, 6-0) win. A fantastic team performance – disciplined in defence, ruthless in attack. Our scorers against Scotland > Staunton, Parnell (3), Hunt (3), Carpenter (2), Patterson (3), Lear (2), Crawford (2), Reader & Cousins.

England U17 team in full v Scotland >

1 Thomas Manley
2 George Reader
3 Ethan Staunton
4 Finlay Parnell
5 Sammy Lear
6 Connor Carpenter
7 Matthew Kendall
8 Maclaren Crawford
9 Michael Cousins
10 Jos Winstanley
11 Michael Patterson
12 Daniel Hunt
13 Aril Pandya

Game 2 Group C v Denmark April 14

England U17s make it two wins from two with a commanding 27-2 (6-0, 7-0, 5-2, 9-0) triumph over Denmark this evening in Brno. The victory secures top place in the group and we will now contest a second group phase against likely opponents South Africa, Switzerland and hosts Czech Republic. England U17s were clinical in front of goal and maintained their defensive focus throughout.Against Denmark, our scorers were Carpenter (2), Cousins (3), Hunt (6), Parnell (2), Kendall (2), Winstanley (3), Lear (3), Staunton & Stephenson (5).

England U17 team in full v Denmark >

1 Thomas Manley
2 George Reader
3 Ethan Staunton
4 Finlay Parnell
5 Sammy Lear
6 Connor Carpenter
7 Matthew Kendall
8 Kristopher Eggington
9 Michael Cousins
10 Jos Winstanley
11 Ben Stephenson
12 Daniel Hunt
13 Aril Pandya

Game 3 v The Czech Republic April 15

the flawed match sheet!

the corrected match sheet

A fantastic fight back after an unsettled first quarter saw England’s U17 junior men convert 3 unanswered goals in both the second and third quarters to turn a 3 -1 deficit into a lead 3 – 7 going into the final quarter against the Czech Republic hosts in Brno at the EU Nations Cup.

Final score was CZE 6 – ENG 10 (3-1, 0-3, 0-3, 3-3)

Scorers
Kendall 1
Cousins 3
Carpenter 2
Stephenson 4

This game was crucial to the medal hopes of our team as the top 4 positions will be determined by games between the winners of the pool stages; England, Czech Republic, Switzerland and the Republic of South Africa

Our next game will be against Switzerland at 7.50pm UK time.

Great result guys, well done!

Game 4 v Switzerland April 15

Victory! England U17s edge a tense match against a powerful Switzerland side 6-5 (2-2, 2-2, 2-0, 0-1) to make it four wins from four at the EU Nations Cup in Brno.

After an even first half, England shut out the Swiss in the third quarter to take a two-goal lead, which was enough to secure all the points.

Our scorers v Switzerland: Parnell (2), Stephenson, Lear, Hunt & Patterson. Also a huge team performance and a sensational result!

Next up is a winner takes all match against South Africa tomorrow (Easter Sunday), 11.40am start UK time.

England U17 team in full v Switzerland >

1 Thomas Manley
2 George Reader
3 Kristopher Eggington
4 Finlay Parnell
5 Ben Stephenson
6 Connor Carpenter
7 Matthew Kendall
8 Maclaren Crawford
9 Sammy Lear
10 Ethan Staunton
11 Michael Patterson
12 Daniel Hunt
13 Aril Pandya

Game 5, The final v South Africa April 16

England U17s win the silver medal after narrowly losing a dramatic final match against South Africa 8-6 (2-2, 1-1, 3-2, 2-1).

England battled hard throughout and were unfortunate to fall behind to a physical South Africa at the end of a tight third quarter.

It was another superb team performance from England and despite fighting back in the final period we ultimately had to settle for the silver medal – which to take home is a fantastic achievement!

England’s scorers v South Africa > Stephenson (2), Carpenter (2), Kendall & Patterson.

There was more joy for England after the final whistle as Thomas Manley was rewarded for his outstanding performances by being named Goalkeeper of the Tournament.

England U17 team in full v South Africa >

1 Thomas Manley
2 George Reader
3 Michael Cousins
4 Finlay Parnell
5 Ben Stephenson
6 Connor Carpenter
7 Matthew Kendall
8 Maclaren Crawford
9 Sammy Lear
10 Jos Winstanley
11 Michael Patterson
12 Daniel Hunt
13 Aril Pandya

Huge congratulations to all the players and coaching staff. Finishing second on the podium is a great start to the preparations for next month’s European Qualifiers in Manchester.

The support in the stands and back home has also been superb. You’ve all spurred the squad on and made this fantastic weekend of water polo action even more special. With thanks to Phil Winstanley and Fliss Leighton for the updates from here in Brno.

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