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West Midlands win Boys' U14 Inter Regional title

West Midlands took their first Boys’ Inter Regional U14 title with victory in front of a home crowd at Walsall Gala Baths.

Having finished second in Saturday’s group stages, West Midlands stepped up a gear in the knock-out rounds.

They saw off Group A winners London with an 8-6 semi-final victory before defeating 2015 champions North East Steelers 5-1 in the final.

Steelers were the only side to get the better of the West Midlands across the weekend, having secured a 5-2 victory over them in the group stages.

But West Mids battled hard to turn the tables in the final, with Daniel Day scoring four of his side’s five goals.

Exciting to win the tournament

“It was really exciting to win the tournament,” said West Midlands captain Lorcan Halstead. “I enjoyed playing with great teammates from across the West Midlands.

“We also want to thank the coaches Gary and Ryan for all the training and great tactics.”

Head coach Gary Tonks added: “I couldn’t be prouder. Each and every player played their part which resulted in an all-round brilliant team effort.”

Defending champions North West Tigers took bronze, winning 8-6 on penalties after the bronze medal match against London had finished 4-4.

Results and Group Table

Click or tap on ‘PDF’ to download a match sheet for each fixture.

Results

9 – 10 Playoff
East Midlands14 – 3North West RavensPDF
Semi Finals
London6 – 8West MidlandsPDF
North East Steelers6 – 4North West TigersPDF
7 – 8 Playoff
EastCANCScotland
5 – 6 Playoff
South West12 – 4South EastPDF
3 – 4 Playoff
London4 – 4North West TigersPDF
6 – 8after pens
Final
West Midlands5 – 1North East SteelersPDF

Group A Results

London4 – 5South WestPDF
North West Tigers9 – 2East MidlandsPDF
London8 – 2EastPDF
South West6 – 1East MidlandsPDF
East4 – 9North West TigersPDF
East Midlands5 – 9EastPDF
North West Tigers8 – 6South WestPDF
London8 – 4North West TigersPDF
East2 – 8South WestPDF
East Midlands4 – 9LondonPDF

Group A Table

TeamPWDLGDPts
London4301146
North West Tigers4301106
South West4301106
East4103-132
East Midlands4004-210

Group B Results

North West Ravens3 – 8West MidlandsPDF
North East Steelers3 – 2ScotlandPDF
West Midlands7 – 1ScotlandPDF
North West Ravens2 – 9South EastPDF
Scotland10 – 8North West RavensPDF
South East4 – 4North East SteelersPDF
North East Steelers5 – 2West MidlandsPDF
Scotland2 – 12South EastPDF
South East3 – 4West Midlands
North West Ravens2 – 10North East SteelersPDF

Group B Table

TeamPWDLGDPts
North East Steelers4310127
West Midlands430196
South East4211165
Scotland4103-152
North West Ravens4004-220
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