England defeated in semi’s

Team Canada progress to the finals of the the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships with 15-4 victory Team England who put on a brave performance fighting until the last minute of the game.

Team Canada proved why they finished top of the blue division in the opening quarter with four unanswered goals. Danny Condron proved why he is Team England’s leading point scorer as he confidently netted England’s first. Canada added a further three in the second quarter to leave England trailing 8-3 at half time.

England came out in the third quarter confidently as they scored the opening two goals up thanks again to Danny Condron and Lewis Curtis added another with a great low to high rip. Canada frustrated with the run of play were put under further pressure with James Hewitt making a string of fantastic saves.

The Canadian frustration converted in to man-up opportunities for England, but the Canadian man-down until worked well and the six extra-man opportunities could not be converted.

In the final quarter Canada proved why they are the favourites to lift the title as they coolly extended their lead with three further goals before England’s Jake Weddell finished an impressive effort to take the game to 14-4. Despite some late England pressure Team Canada ran out winners with  a 15-5 victory and now await either the Iroquois Nationals or Team USA in the final.

England still have a chance to medal as they will face the loser of the other semi-final between Iroquois Nationals and Team USA in the third/fourth playoff game Saturday at 11.00am GMT.

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