Watford Juniors finish 4th at Annual Cheltenham Lido tournament….

Our Junior 2005+ born side finished 4th at the Cheltenham Lido tournament on Saturday 20th July.

Cheltenham Lido

The annual Cheltenham Lido Junior tournament saw ten teams from across the country gather on Saturday mid-morning for a festival of polo.

Watford were drawn in Group A alongside Chelmsford, Boldmere, Grantham and hosts Cheltenham.

We had two games in the morning against local rivals Chelmsford who we beat 6-3 and next we played Grantham which we won 6-4 after being 1-3 down.

The afternoon’s matches started with a top of the table clash with hosts Cheltenham in a close first half we trailed 2-3. At the start of the second half we pulled level but Cheltenham took their chances and won later on 3-6.

The final group game was against Boldmere which we won 7-4 to set up a bronze medal match v Sedgefield.

Another close match which was very tight finished 3-3 at half-time and then 5-5 mid-way thorough the second half. With both sides searching for the winner a missed chance for us allowed Sedgefield to break forward and score and with us now chasing the game another breakaway goal gave Sedgefield the win at 7-5.

Overall it was a great experience for our young side and in fve match we won three and lost two very close games that could have gone our way.

We beat Chelmsford first up 6-3 and played Grantham next which we won 6-4 after being 1-3 down.

Watford Juniors at Cheltenham-July 2019

Team for Cheltenham tournament was:
Alex Shamtani, Daniel Ryan,  Alex Chambers, Jack Leeson, Luca Roberts, Dylan Munday, Tanush Pandey, Sabrina  Radzik- Rahman, Charles Ryans, Zak Glazer, Zahil Malkan.
Coach Steve Chambers & Team Manager Sean Ryan.


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