Manchester A win boys’ U15 National Water Polo Champs 2016

City of Manchester A win the boys' u15 title at the 2016 NAG Water Polo Champs

City of Manchester A team boys have been crowned ASA Under 15 Water Polo champions following a thrilling penalty shoot-out.

After beating Ealing 13-4 in the semi-final, City of Manchester met last year’s runners-up Caledonia in the final.

The two sides were well matched but City of Manchester had the home advantage and with the support of the crowd, were able to win the penalty shoot-out and take the gold medal with an 11-10 win.

“I’m so happy,” said Manchester A captain, Christian Thompson. “My legs were killing me at the end but I was so pleased to see that last penalty go in.

“We knew we had a good chance of winning but we didn’t want to be over-confident for the final.

“But it was an all-round complete performance from the team today.”

In an equally exciting match which also went to penalties, Ealing edged their City of Sheffield opponents to win the bronze medal 8-7.

Statistics

  • Gold: City of Manchester (third title)
  • Silver: Caledonia
  • Bronze: Ealing
  • Top Goalscorer: Michael Hampshire, Sedgefield – 25 goals
  • Major Queen: Charles Hill, Beckenham – seven fouls

U15 Boys Championships 2016

Results

U15 Boys Group A
Bridgefield 1 – 12 Ealing FT
Grantham 2 – 8 Sedgefield FT
Bridgefield 9 – 4 Grantham FT
Ealing 11 – 10 Sedgefield FT
Bridgefield 7 – 9 Sedgefield FT
Ealing 12 – 6 Grantham FT
U15 Boys Group B
Beckenham 4 – 11 City of Manchester A FT
Beckenham 15 – 6 Cheltenham FT
City of Manchester A 15 – 5 Cheltenham FT
U15 Boys Group C
City of Sheffield 10 – 5 Northampton FT
City of Sheffield 8 – 5 Chelmsford FT
Northampton 8 – 8 Chelmsford FT
U15 Boys Group D
Nottingham Leander 2 – 13 Watford FT
Caledonia 13 – 1 City of Manchester B FT
Nottingham Leander 2 – 19 Caledonia FT
Watford 11 – 1 City of Manchester B FT
Nottingham Leander 8 – 5 City of Manchester B FT
Watford 4 – 9 Caledonia FT
U15 Boys 13th-14th Place Playoff
Grantham 13 – 2 City of Manchester B FT
U15 Boys 9th-12th Place Playoff
Bridgefield 10 – 7 Cheltenham FT
Northampton 13 – 6 Nottingham Leander FT
U15 Boys 5th-8th Place Playoff
Sedgefield 7 – 11 Beckenham FT
Chelmsford 3 – 8 Watford FT
U15 Boys Semi Finals
Ealing 4 – 13 City of Manchester A FT
City of Sheffield 9 – 11 Caledonia FT
U15 Boys 11th-12th Place Playoff
Cheltenham 10 – 5 Nottingham Leander FT
U15 Boys 9th-10th Place Playoff
Bridgefield 8 – 9 Northampton FT
U15 Boys 7th-8th Place Playoff
Sedgefield 15 – 9 Chelmsford FT
U15 Boys 5th-6th Place Playoff
Beckenham 8 – 10 Watford FT
U15 Boys Bronze Medal Match
Ealing 8 – 7 City of Sheffield FT
U15 Boys Final
City of Manchester A 11 – 10 Caledonia FT

U15 Boys Group A

Team P W D L GD Pts
Ealing 3 3 0 0 18 6
Sedgefield 3 2 0 1 7 4
Bridgefield 3 1 0 2 -8 2
Grantham 3 0 0 3 -17 0

U15 Boys Group B

Team P W D L GD Pts
City of Manchester A 2 2 0 0 17 4
Beckenham 2 1 0 1 2 2
Cheltenham 2 0 0 2 -19 0

U15 Boys Group C

Team P W D L GD Pts
City of Sheffield 2 2 0 0 8 4
Chelmsford 2 0 1 1 -3 1
Northampton 2 0 1 1 -5 1

U15 Boys Group D

Team P W D L GD Pts
Caledonia 3 3 0 0 34 6
Watford 3 2 0 1 16 4
Nottingham Leander 3 1 0 2 -25 2
City of Manchester B 3 0 0 3 -25 0

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