It was an absolutely stacked Saturday of fixtures in the Under 17’s this past weekend as we saw six tournaments take place, with some incredibly closely contested scorelines across many of them!
In Scotland it was a strong day for hosts, the Highland Wildcats, who came away with wins over both EKP and Edinburgh, the Hamilton Buccaneers an unfortunate no-show. That said, perhaps the most notable scoreline coming out of this one was the Napier Knights‘ 13-8 victory over East Kilbride – a statement performance from this young programme in its first season!
Both Manchester teams made the most of the Chester Romans’ Northern tournament as the Titans North took wins over Chester and Crewe, while the Titans South completed a full set of three Ws with a narrow 20-13 over their sibling outfit.
The North East conference headed to Gateshead in Week Nine, and hosts the Gateshead Senators put in their strongest set of performances so far, earning three comfortable wins to remain undefeated on the season – the Senators boasted two shutout on the day, included a 38-0 win over the North East Academy side that held them to a draw in the two sides’ previous meeting.
The Tamworth Phoenix remain the team to beat in the Midlands, moving to 9-0 with two comprehensive wins over the Jaguars and Falcons. Representing the top three teams in this crowded conference, the results allowed us to learn a lot about just how far ahead of the pack Tamworth are at this point – though the Jaguars look like a hot ticket for postseason action as they move to 7-3 courtesy of a narrow win over the Falcons.
In the Southern conference, the Hertfordshire Cheetahs continue to outpace the rest of the pack, besting both the Knights and Dolphins. They, alongside Farnham and Poole, also all came away with walkover wins due to the Berkshire Renegades being unable to attend.
And finally, in the South East the Essex Spartans stay hot on the heels of the Cougars and Exiles at the top of the table as they put in a perfect 3-0 performance, while the London Blitz also impressed with a brace of wins. East Kent earned their first win of the season so far as they got the better of the London Warriors – both these teams now out of the race for any postseason action.
Saturday 08 June
#U17Scotland @ Highland Wildcats
Highland Wildcats 12 – 7 East Kilbride Pirates (FT)
Edinburgh Napier Knights 13-8 East Kilbride Pirates (FT)
Highland Wildcats 31-18 Edinburgh Napier Knights (FT)
#U17NorthWest @ Chester Romans
Chester Romans 12-34 Manchester Titans North (FT)
Crewe Railroaders 0-25 Manchester Titans South (FT)
Chester Romans 19-24 Manchester Titans South (FT)
Crewe Railroaders 24-34 Manchester Titans North (FT)
Chester Romans 20-0 Crewe Railroaders (FT)
Manchester Titans South 20-13 Manchester Titans North (FT)
#U17NorthEast @ Gateshead Senators
Gateshead Senators 26-13 Yorkshire Assassins (FT)
North East Academy 26-6 SESKU Academy (FT)
Gateshead Senators 38-0 North East Academy (FT)
Yorkshire Assassins 39-26 SESKU Academy (FT)
Gateshead Senators 54-0 SESKU Academy (FT)
Yorkshire Assassins 49-0 North East Academy (FT)
Tamworth Phoenix 33-6 Leicester Falcons (FT)
Tamworth Phoenix 33-6 Etone Jaguars (FT)
Leicester Falcons 12-18 Etone Jaguars (FT)
#U17South @ Hertfordshire Cheetahs
Farnham Knights 24-6 Poole Dolphins (FT)
Hertfordshire Cheetahs 1-0 Berkshire Renegades (W/O)
Hertfordshire Cheetahs 30-14 Farnham Knights (FT)
Poole Dolphins 1-0 Berkshire Renegades (W/O)
Berkshire Renegades 0-1 Farnham Knights (W/O)
Hertfordshire Cheetahs 41-0 Poole Dolphins (FT)
#U17SouthEast @ Essex Spartans
Essex Spartans 30-8 East Kent Mavericks (FT)
London Blitz 28-16 London Warriors (FT)
Essex Spartans 25-12 London Blitz (FT)
London Warriors 6-22 East Kent Mavericks (FT)
East Kent Mavericks 12-14 London Blitz (FT)
Essex Spartans 19-6 London Warriors (FT)
Full results and standings for the 2019 season and previous seasons can be found in our Under 17’s section: