GBR U17 (2002) junior men LEN European Championships Qualifying Tournament Manchester May 2019 Results

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Game 1, ISR v GBR

Great Britain’s U17s started their European Qualifying campaign with a narrow 9-7 (4-1, 0-1, 5-2, 0-3) defeat to Israel.

After a tough opening eight minutes, Phil Powell’s youngsters responded superbly to win the second quarter 1-0 and reduce the deficit to 4-2 at the turnaround.

Great Britain worked the ball well and continued to cause Israel problems in the third and were unfortunate to find themselves 9-4 down going into the final period.

Supported by a passionate home crowd, GB finished strongly by firing in three unanswered goals to give Israel a real scare, but it just wasn’t enough to take the points.

Great Britain U17s squad and scorers v Israel

George Jackson, Charlie Brogan (2), Harry Gray, Toby Roberts (1), Arshia Keyghobadi, Luke Roche, Daniel Atkinson (1), Brett Takemoto, Tom Yates (2), Christian Thompson (1), Thomas Roche, Krishan Kaushal, Callum Fookes. Head coach: Phil Powell. Assistant coaches: Lewis Daly & Rosie Morris. Team Manager: Mike Yates.

Game 2, GBR V SVK

Great Britain’s U17s pushed Slovakia all the way in their second qualifier today but went down fighting 12-9 (3-2, 1-2, 3-0, 5-5).

After yesterday’s narrow defeat to Israel, Phil Powell’s team started strongly and performed superbly to be level 4-4 at the turnaround.

Slovakia showed their strength in the third and stretched the lead to 9-4 early in the fourth, but Great Britain refused to lie down and scored five in the final four minutes to make it 12-9 at the buzzer.

Great Britain U17s squad and scorers v Slovakia

George Jackson, Charlie Brogan, Harry Gray (1), Toby Roberts (2), Arshia Keyghobadi (3), Luke Roche (2), Daniel Atkinson, Brett Takemoto, Tom Yates, Christian Thompson (1), Thomas Roche, Krishan Kaushal, Callum Fookes. Head coach: Phil Powell. Assistant coaches: Lewis Daly & Rosie Morris. Team Manager: Mike Yates.

Game 3, GBR v FRA

Tough final match for Great Britain’s U17s as France storm to a 13-3 (2-1, 3-1, 7-1, 1-0) victory to clinch the second qualification place.

Great international tournament experience for Phil Powell’s young squad and despite three losses, the team can be proud of their performances and build for the future.

Huge thanks for all the fantastic support here in the stands and across the country, and congratulations to Slovakia and France for securing the top two spots in the group.

🇬🇧 Great Britain U17s squad and scorers v France 🇫🇷

George Jackson, Charlie Brogan, Harry Gray, Toby Roberts, Arshia Keyghobadi, Luke Roche, Daniel Atkinson (2), Brett Takemoto, Tom Yates, Christian Thompson (1), Thomas Roche, Krishan Kaushal, Callum Fookes. Head coach: Phil Powell. Assistant coaches: Lewis Daly & Rosie Morris. Team Manager: Mike Yates.

 

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