England Netball

The 2018 National Clubs U16 Finals came to an exciting close on Sunday afternoon as Turnford staged a second-half comeback to beat Oldham 33-29.

Oldham took a perfect record into the final showdown but it was Turnford who made the brighter start and led 6-4 at the end of the first quarter.

The North West regional runners-up turned the game in their favour though and were 14-11 up at half-time.

As the final 15 minutes of the match got underway, just one goal separated the two sides with Oldham 22-21 in front.

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The teams were showing their class and the crowd were on tenterhooks as the score was tied at 26-all in Q4.

A great turnover from Turnford saw them pull ahead to 28-26 and they never looked back, sealing a 33-29 win and the 2018 title.

Charnwood Rutland finished in third place after recording a 32-23 win against last year’s runners-up Eagles.

Bury YWCA completed the top five after securing a narrow 23-19 victory over Leeds in their play-off encounter.

Oaksway ended the weekend in style by beating Weston Park Blades 35-23 to claim 7th place.

A solid 9th place finish was in store for Grasshoppers NC as they took a dramatic 27-26 victory over Crystal Palace NC while Hucclecote clinched 11th position with a 37-21 success against Huddersfield.

A fabulous match-up saw Saints Cornwall take 13th position after a nail-biting 27-26 win over Norfolk United NC.

It was a good end to the tournament for Henley as a 23-20 victory against Ryland gave them 15th place, while Grangetown kept their composure in their closely-fought play-off clash to seal 17th place with a 22-20 win against Cliftonettes.

A full list of results and the final standings from the 2018 National Clubs U16 Finals can be found here.

England Netball would like to thank all of the players, coaches, support staff, umpires, officials, volunteers and spectators for a wonderful weekend of action.

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