Shield win for Somerset Schools

PUBLISHED: 09:37 05 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:24 24 May 2010

NORTH Somerset Schools Under-15 squad won the South West Worrall Shield for the first time in 10 years, beating Plymouth Schools. Having beaten North Devon and Taunton on the way, the Somerset lads were the underdogs against a strong Plymouth team who had

NORTH Somerset Schools Under-15 squad won the South West Worrall Shield for the first time in 10 years, beating Plymouth Schools.Having beaten North Devon and Taunton on the way, the Somerset lads were the underdogs against a strong Plymouth team who had reached the last eight of the country this year in the nationals.North Somerset started the better side and went ahead midway through the first half through a goal by Simon Kelly (Gordano). Several other chances went begging until Plymouth went 2-1 up in the second half, as they exerted more pressure.With 10 minutes to go, Niall Dunkley (Churchill) equalised with a header from a corner to take the game into extra time. Following no further goals, the game went into penalties when Seb Gribble (Portishead) saved Plymouth's sixth penalty in sudden death, the Somerset lads celebrated and captain Rhys Farmer (Worle) lifted the trophy to bring a great season to a triumphant end.Squad: Seb Gribble, Simon Kelly, Nick Sloane, Josh Nicholson (Gordano), Josh Boyden (Backwell), Niall Dunkley, Evan Day, Paul Marquiss (Churchill), Mitchum Smit, Ashley White (Priory), Rhys Farmer, Callum McManus, Dayle Grubb, Ryan Hawkins, Adam Hughes, Jon Pattenden (Worle). Coaches: Dan Milford and Nick Whittaker.

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