Caledonia lifted the Boys’ U17 Plate trophy after a thrilling victory over Cwm Draig A in the final at the 2015 ASA National Age Group Water Polo Championships in Manchester.
Having sailed through their Plate Group stages during the day, there was little to choose between the Scottish and Welsh sides in the final, with each goal frantically cheered from the pool and stands alike.
The scores were locked at 9-9 with just one quarter remaining. But Caledonia turned the screw in the final minutes, bagging three goals in quick succession to build what proved to be an unassailable lead.
Cwm Draig A piled on the pressure to try and claw their way back into the game but they were vulnerable to the counter and ultimately went down 14-11.
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Boys U17 Plate
|Grantham||4 – 15||Cheltenham||FT|
|Cwm Draig A||11 – 9||Cheltenham||FT|
|Cwm Draig A||33 – 1||Grantham||FT|
|Caledonia||9 – 8||Chelmsford||FT|
|Chelmsford||26 – 4||Cwm Draig B||FT|
|Cwm Draig B||4 – 23||Caledonia||FT|
|Cwm Draig A||11 – 14||Caledonia||FT|
U17 Boys Group A
|Cwm Draig A||2||2||0||0||34||4|
U17 Boys Group B
|Cwm Draig B||2||0||0||2||-41||0|