Havant youngsters perform well at nationals

Havant under-16s in the national finals (fourth place). 2017

Havant under-16s in the national finals (fourth place). 2017

Chris Bristow was Havant's hero in goal against Oxford Hawks

Bristow the hero in goal as Havant held to draw

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HAVANT under-16s finished a creditable fourth in the English National Championship finals at Olympic Park.

They started off the day fine form.

Havant secured a 2-1 victory against Beeston before scalping Bowden 1-0.

But they missed out on a place in the final when they lost 1-0 to Guildford and went into a third-placed play-off game against defending champions Surbiton.

Surbiton went into half-time 2-0 up but Havant came out strongly after the break.

They dominated the second period and closed the deficit through Finn Eastwood’s fourth goal of the tournament.

Havant narrowly missed a couple of chances to snatch an equaliser.

They now look forward to defending the Hampshire Cup against Bournemouth on May 1.

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