Tuesday 25 July 2023

Wild Academy Under 16s Runners Up At Sheffield Tournament

The Widnes Under 16 team receive their runners up medals at Sheffield (Photo by MyTeamPhoto)

The Widnes Wild Academy Under 16 team put in a solid performance at the prestigious Sheffield Tournament, ending up as runners up overall, having topped the qualifying group.

The Widnes youngsters won 4 of their 5 group games – beating Solent 4-0, Nottingham 5-0, Manchester 6-0 and Milton Keynes 3-1, with the only point dropped coming in a 1-1 draw with Sheffield.

Their unbeaten record saw them finish top of the table – 2 points clear of second place Milton Keynes, with by far the best goals for and against tally of 19-2 – as compared with MK’s 10-8.  

The top two teams then met in the final. The game actually finished 0-0 and had to be decided by a nerve tingling penalty shootout, which the Buckinghamshire side edged 1-0, meaning that Widnes had to make do with second place overall.