PUBLISHED: 10:12 15 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:16 24 May 2010
WESTON had a successful time in the Bristol and West Water Polo League over the past week, picking up three points from two games
WESTON had a successful time in the Bristol and West Water Polo League over the past week, picking up three points from two games.They drew with top of the table Bristol University, a team containing two internationals, and beat lowly Exeter.The game against the students was played at Hutton Moor, and the Seasiders struggled early on. Bristol scored first before Simon Tomlinson levelled. Bristol scored twice more, but Tomlinson replied for the Seasiders.Bristol stormed ahead in the second quarter scoring four goals to open up a 7-2 lead, before Tomlinson netted.In the third quarter, Weston came storming back, scoring six goals for the loss of two. There were goals for captain Greg Harper (2), Tomlinson (2), Alan Cummings and Sean Coles.Weston took the lead in the final quarter with goals by youngster Stuart Fennell and Harper, but a late goal by the students saw them level the match at 11-11.Man of the match for Weston was keeper Martin Maloney. Also performing well were the team's juniors Fennell and Justin Beardon.They proved their worth again with Weston's win away to Exeter in a rough encounter. Weston trailed at the end of the opening quarter 5-4, Sean Coles netting two, and one each for Alan Cummings and Tomlinson.By the halfway stage Weston had started to get on top, leading 9-6 through Tomlinson (3), and one each for Paul Watkins and Greg Harper.In the third quarter, Weston netted five goals for the loss of only two, and opening up a 14-8 lead. Alan Cummings netted two, and there was one each for Liam Coles, Justin Beardon and Tomlinson.Weston were awarded a penalty soon after the start of the final quarter, converted by Harper, and two further goals by Tomlinson and Sean Coles completed a convincing 11-17 win.There is no training on Sunday as Weston travel to take on Bristol Central.