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GBR 1 CADET MENíS EPEE TEAM CLAIM ESPOO BRONZE

20th November 2017

Andrews, Foulsham, MacPherson and Willcox collected second bronze in Finland

Ben Andrews, Jacob Foulsham, Steven MacPherson and Joshua Willcox teamed up to claim a bronze medal yesterday in Finland.  They formed the GBR 1 team who competed in the men’s event in a field of thirty-one.

Ranked fourth, they beat Norway 1 40-33 in the round of 32 before going on to beat GBR 2 45-38 and Estonia 1 by the same score to reach the semi-finals.  Italy just edged them 44-41 in the semi-finals, forcing them into a third place play-off against USA 2. 

The American team led 15-11 after three legs but Willcox, Andrews and Foulsham (who came on to replace MacPherson,) outscored their opponents in the middle three legs to draw level at 30-30 going into the crucial final bouts.  Willcox knicked the seventh leg, putting GBR 1 35-34 up, only for Hansen to snatch the lead back for the Americans – 40-39 – at the end of the penultimate bout.  Andrews anchored for Great Britain and dominated to take GBR 1 to a 45-42 victory.

A thrilled team spoke shortly before collecting their medals, saying, “It was amazing.  We’re almost there and we will train more as a team.  Italy was the hardest match but the Americans were tough too.  A big thanks to Kenny.  He’s a great coach and he’s been amazing.”

In the women’s team event, GBR 1 (Taylor Foxwell-Moss, Avery Louis, Jacqueline Oien and Eleanor Taylor) just lost 45-44 to Sweden in the quarterfinals, eventually finishing in sixth place.

There were a number of lower age group events held in Espoo alongside this cadet event where Eva Reston claimed a bronze medal in the girls under-14 event and Cador Beautyman placed sixth in the Mixed under-12 event.

View the complete results here.

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