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Day one of The Lord’s Taverners National Junior Championships finishes

Yesterday in London, England, the first day of the The Lord’s Taverners National Junior Championships wrapped up for both the under-15 and under-19 divisions.

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North West defeated South East in the under-15 event by a score of 24 – 5, after taking a 12 – 2 lead into the half. North West is the defending champion in the under-15 event.

In other games, Northern Ireland defeat Yorkshire 26 – 6, after leading 10 – 5 at the half. After being tied 4 – 4 at the half, London beat North East 10 – 6. The West Midlands scraped together a 31 – 12 win against Scotland. South East overcame being down 0 – 4 at the half in their game against Wales to win 8 – 9. Yorkshire won 13 – 6 in their game against East Midlands. North West won their second game lead in a dominant style, winning 38 – 8 against North East. Northern Ireland won 29 – 14 in their game against West Midlands. London beat Wales 10 – 2, after being ahead 4 – 0 at the half. The last game of the day saw Scotland beat East Midlands 18 – 8.

Four teams are tied with four points each in Group A, and Northern Ireland leads Group B as the only team with four points in the under-15 competition.

In the under-19 competition, West Midlands beat East Midlands 20 – 17 in the first game of the competition. Yorkshire beat East 16 – 14 in a close game. South East won 16 – 15 in a very close game against London. South West eeked out a 22 – 20 win in their game against Wales. Scotland beat North East 14 – 11 in another close game. Defendig North West played East, and won 23 – 6 in convincing style. West Midlands built a 9 – 2 lead in the first half against London, and went on to win 25 – 12. Northern Ireland kept it close in defeating South West 18 – 14. North East went down to East Midlands 6 – 32, with all 6 points coming in the second half. Yorkshire built a 20 – 7 lead in the first half against Wales to barely eek out a win in the half, finishing the game 25 – 22. South East play Scotland in the second to last game of the day, winning 24 – 6. Yorkshire had an easy victory of 30 – 2 in the final game of the day against Northern Ireland.

Yorkshire finished the day at the top of Group A in the under-19 competition with six points in three games, while East Midlands and South East lead Group B with four points each.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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