England wins the European Championships U15 & U17

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England wins the European Championships U15 & U17

The final day of the European Junior U15/U17 Championships has come to an end. Time to look back to the tournament which was held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

 

Euro Championship Under 15

England managed to reach the final and faced the surprise of the tournament Ireland. The order of play was 2-1-3, which meant that Dylan Moran started against England number 2 Yusuf Sheik. Moran showed real strength and powerplay and took the lead 2-0. However Sheik fought back into the game and got back to 2-2. In the fifth game Moran took the lead again with 8-4 up. Sheikh again recovered and managed to win 11-9 in the fifth. 1-0 for England. Denis Gilevskiy equalized the match with his win over Jonah Bryant 3-0. Emma Bartley and Sophie Thomas played the final match. Bartley was too strong and won 3-0. England has won the Euro Championship U15.

 

For place three it was home country the Netherlands who were too strong for Wales. Sam Gerrits took the lead with his 3-0 win over Joshua Davies. Rowan Damming then played against Daniel Lewis. He managed to win 3-1 and got Holland the third place.

 

Euro Championship Under 17

After the Under 15 win the English had another final to play. This time they faced France. The English team have won the European Under 19’s with a few players of the same team as the under 17. Therefore England was the favorite in this final. Ben Smith started off well and won in three games from Baptiste Bouin. Sam Todd then won in four from Paul Gonzales. The third match dint need to be played as England already became the European Champion under 17.

 

For place three the Czech Republic played against Belgium. In the first game the Czech Republic took the lead. Karim Farrag won from Marat Benoit. Thimi Christiaens then surprised Marek Panacek. After 2-1 down Thimi managed to win 3-2. Marie Amelie then place the decider against Eliska Jicisnka, she lost the first but recoverd and took the following three games. Belgium won 2-1 and where the proud number three of the European Junior Under 17.

 

For the full results please check the link below: https://esf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draws.aspx?id=789FE398-36F7-442D-BA88-29042CB2A49E

 

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