Congratulations to Plymouth and Yeovil, who were crowned this season’s winners of the Under 14 Broad Shield and Under 15 Worral Shield respectively.
Both competitions this year featured seven districts, split into two groups with the top two from each pool qualifying for the semi-final stage. The two finals were then held at Devon FA, Coach Road.
This season’s Under 14 competition saw Mid Somerset, Taunton and Yeovil occupy Group A, with Plymouth, Torbay, East Cornwall and West Cornwall in the other pot. Mid Somerset and Plymouth were the two group winners; Taunton and Torbay qualified for the semi-finals by finishing as runners up.
Semi-final one saw Group B runners up Torbay defeat Mid Somerset 5-3 in an entertaining and end-to end game, whilst in the other fixture Plymouth ran out 2-0 winners against Taunton. Those two results meant that Plymouth and Torbay faced each other for the second time in this year’s tournament. Torbay were the victorious side in the group game, with a 2-0 win, but it was Plymouth who reversed the score in the Under 14 Broad Shield final, meaning that they retain the shield.
In the group stage of the Under 15 Worral Shield, Torbay finished as the winners in Group A with West Cornwall in the runners up spot; whilst Yeovil and Plymouth ended in first and second respectively. Torbay faced up against Plymouth in semi-final one, winning 1-0, whilst Yeovil defeated West Cornwall by three goals to nil.
The two group winners then faced off in last week’s final; Yeovil claiming the shield with a 3-1 win against Torbay. Both sides battled hard in the game and the result could have gone either way. Yeovil took a 2-0 lead over their opposition, before Torbay pulled a goal back to make the ending to the game exciting. As they pressed for an equaliser, Yeovil scored to get their two goal advantage back and grab the win!
Two fantastic finals! Congratulations once again to Plymouth and Yeovil.
To see official photos from both finals please click the link to Miracle PR & Photography - the official photographer from the finals: