England take silver in Slovianka Cup30/04/2018
England’s U17s men suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat after a thrilling Slovianka Cup final in Poland.
After booking their place in the gold medal match with a 100 per cent record, they fell at the final hurdle as Poland B claimed the title.
England opened up their campaign with a 10-5 victory over Lithuania and then thrashed Poland 16-4 in game two.
And they guaranteed their place in the final by defeating Poland B in their third match.
England U17s silver medallists
- George Jackson (Rotherham)
- Charlie Brogan (Cheltenham)
- Toby Roberts (Whitgift School)
- Luke Roche (City of Manchester)
- Oliver Vodden (Rotherham)
- Daniel Atkinson (Chelmsford)
- Brett Takemoto (Bridgefield)
- Thomas Yates (Bolton School and City of Manchester)
- Christian Thompson (Manchester Grammar School and City of Manchester)
- Tom Roche (City of Manchester)
- Ciaron Byrne (St Ambrose School and City of Manchester)
- William Herring (Grantham)
The game finished 9-9 with England triumphing 13-12 after the penalty shoot-out to set up a gold medal clash against Poland B.
And it was the hosts who gained revenge to take Slovianka Cup on penalties after coming back from 5-2 down at half-time.
Poland B had reduced the deficit to 5-3 after the third quarter and their comeback was complete following a 2-0 final period.
And they ran out 8-7 winners following the penalties meaning England had to settle for the silver medal after four excellent performances during the tournament.