Un­der-18 squad take home bronze

Angling Times (UK) - - MATCH NEWS -

FUR­THER suc­cess for Eng­land’s youth teams in Coruche came from its Un­der-18s team, which re­cov­ered from a dif­fi­cult day one to claim the bronze medal.

Sit­ting in eighth place overnight, the side al­tered its tac­tics to win the sec­ond day’s match with an im­pres­sive eight­point score.

There was another in­di­vid­ual medal, too, with Ge­orge Or­gan claim­ing the sil­ver­ware for his four points over­all.

Led by man­agers Joe Roberts and Steve San­ders, the team of Ge­orge, Sam Col­lett, Chris­tian Jones, An­drew Cranston and Joshua Smith-Trow scored a to­tal of 29 points on day one on the same river as the Un­der-23s.

“We messed up slightly as we were a bit too neg­a­tive,” ad­mit­ted Joe Roberts.

“In prac­tice 700g was a good weight, but come the match the wind dropped and al­lowed the river to flow more, in its nor­mal di­rec­tion, so a few more fish fed.

“For the sec­ond day we de­cided to go for it and fed ag­gres­sively with more bait.

“The team scored just eight points, which is a bril­liant one-day score in any World Cham­pi­onship!” added Joe.

“I’m very proud of the lads and I sat with Ge­orge both days – he was bril­liant.

“Con­di­tions were ter­ri­ble. Ev­ery­one had to fish un­der a brolly be­cause of the heat, which was re­flect­ing off the sand and made things very un­com­fort­able.”

Re­sult, team: 1 Italy, 30; 2 Por­tu­gal, 32; 3 Eng­land, 37; 4. France, 38; 5 Ger­many; 43.5

In­di­vid­ual: 1 M En­car­nado (Por­tu­gal), 2; 2 G Or­gan (Eng­land) 4; 3 P Mar­ques (Por­tu­gal) 5; 4 R Vailant (France) 5; 5 N Unger (Ger­many) 5.

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