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Essex Open Maroons take tournament prize

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 May 2017

Essex Open under14s face the camera (pic: Essex Open)

Essex Open under14s face the camera (pic: Essex Open)

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Under-14 squads impress at CD Phoenix event

Essex Open Under-14 Maroons came out on top at the CD Phoenix tournament in East Grinstead on Sunday.

The youngsters won six of their group games and drew the other with CD Phoenix Orange to reach the semi-finals, where they met Essex Open Under-14 Blue.

After losing 4-3 to Wealden A, Blue won their next three matches, befoer a 10-9 defeat against MSN.

Victory over CD Phoenix Silver secured their place in the last four on goal difference, but Maroons ran out 11-5 winners in the derby.

Blue rallied from 5-2 down to beat Wealden 7-5 in the third-place play-off, while Maroons took on MK Netters in the final and led 3-2 at half-time, on the way to a 5-3 victory.

The squad compete in the national finals in Birmingham at the end of the month.

Maroons: May, Acons, Hammond, Buenaventura, Swani, Mbanu, Gibbins, Payen, Johnson, Boyce.

Blues: Oroyemi, Butt, Ahmed, Verghese, Subendran, Amuludun, Carr.

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