City of Sheffield power their way into U17 semi finals04/04/2017
City of Sheffield powered their way into the National Age Group Championships semi-finals with two dominant displays at the U17 qualifiers in Walsall.
The North East side, who finished runners-up to Sedgefield in a dramatic final 12 months ago, saw off Caledonia and City of Manchester to finish top of their group.
They racked up an eye-catching 21 goals against Scottish side Caledonia before a four-goal victory against their Northern rivals.
City of Manchester beat Caledonia 16-13 in the other match in Group A to secure their spot in the semis.
Ealing and Newton Abbot through from Group B
Manchester will face Newton Abbot in their semi-final after the Devon outfit won both matches in Group B of the qualifiers.
Both Newton Abbot and Ealing were victorious against Sutton & Cheam in their opening matches, meaning both sides would progress to the finals weekend.
And it took a goal from Dylan Morley with 3:46 left on the clock to split the two sides in the final match of the day, with Newton Abbot’s 11-10 victory ensuring them top spot in the group.
Ealing will go on to face City of Sheffield in their semi-final, with the finals weekend taking place at Manchester Aquatics Centre on 22 – 23 April.
Results and Group Tables
|Group A Qualifiers|
|Caledonia||7 – 21||City of Sheffield||FT|
|Caledonia||13 – 16||City of Manchester||FT|
|City of Sheffield||12 – 8||City of Manchester||FT|
|Group B Qualifiers|
|Sutton & Cheam||11 – 17||Ealing||FT|
|Sutton & Cheam||4 – 25||Newton Abbot||FT|
|Ealing||10 – 11||Newton Abbot||FT|
|City of Sheffield||2||2||0||0||18||4|
|City of Manchester||2||1||0||1||-1||2|
|Sutton & Cheam||2||0||0||2||-25||0|