Game 1 ENG v Lithuania
England U17s start their Slowianka Cup campaign with a commanding 10-5 (3-2, 0-1, 4-1, 3-1) victory over Lithuania.
A fantastic performance from our youngsters as they started and finished strongly to secure the win
Up next are the hosts Poland tomorrow morning, 11.30am start (local time).
Game 2 ENG v Poland A
England U17s make it two wins from two with a sensational 16-4 (6-1, 2-0, 4-3, 4-0) victory over the hosts Poland
Another strong performance saw England take control of the match to finish comfortable winners.
Next up are Poland B this evening, 6pm start local time, as we look to guarantee a place in tomorrow’s gold-medal match.
Game 3 ENG v Poland B
England U17s win a dramatic penalty shootout 13-12 against Poland B to maintain their 100% record here at the Slowianka Cup
After a tense final preliminary match, that finished 9-9, our youngsters kept their composure from 5m to win the shootout and take the points.
The spectacular result means England will face Poland B again for the gold medal in Sunday’s morning’s final, 10.30am start local time.
Game 4 and Final ENG v Poland B
England U17s have won the silver medal at the Slowianka Cup after narrowly losing 8-7 (2-2, 0-3, 1-0, 2-0, 3-2P) to Poland B in the final.
Penalties were needed to separate the two teams again and after England’s shootout win last night, this time it was the hosts who came out on top.
England started the match strongly and played superbly to go 5-2 up at half-time, but it wasn’t to be as Poland fought back to level and ultimately top the podium.
Another fantastic performance from our talented youngsters, who gave everything throughout, and great experience of playing in an international water polo tournament for them all.
Huge thanks to the players, coaches, officials and event organisers, and for the excellent support here and back home
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