6th May 2018

Shropshire win boys’ Under-16 title in thriller

Shropshire were crowned boys’ Under-16 champions, beating Poole Phoenix 24-23 in a thriller.

A free-flowing first half saw the two sides trade goals, the team going into the break all-square at 11-11.

The second half was equally close as the action again moved from end-to-end with neither side giving any quarter, Shropshire emerging as winners by the narrowest of margins.

Shropshire keeper William Slingsby, who made a crucial penalty save, was named Most Valuable Player.

Poole play-maker Tom Saunders top-scored in the match with 10 goals, while his opposite number for Shropshire play Toby Jones beat the keeper eight times.

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