Two out of two for the Seasiders

WATER POLO - WESTON continued their good start to the season with a thriller against Exeter to make it two wins from two in the Bristol and West league.

WESTON continued their good start to the season with a thriller against Exeter to make it two wins from two in the Bristol and West league.

There were no goals in the first quarter and the second quarter was also tight with the teams scoring three apiece, Weston goals coming from captain Matt Vincent, Rhian and Morgan.

In the third quarter Weston scored three more goals from Maloney, Farrance and a second for Morgan, but Exeter scored four to take the lead 7-6.

The final quarter proved to be extremely tight and Weston went for a change of tactics which proved decisive. Sean Coles started to find his range and due to some good team play Coles scored five decisive goals to take the lead 11-10.


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Weston tried to slow the game down and Vincent called a couple of important time outs which gave them time to set up and run the clock down. Exeter tried hard to win the ball back, but Weston proved too strong.

There were many fine performances especially from the younger members of the team, Forbes, Watkins and Gahame who swam consistently.

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Edwards also played well. Special mention goes to Liam Coles who was outstanding in goal and wins the man of the match award as sponsored by the Woolpack.

Weston's next first team game is on Thursday, March 4 v Bristol Harlequins at 8.30pm. Training is on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays for juniors, new players welcome. Please contact coach Mike Coles for more information via www.weston-super-mare-swimming-club.co.uk.

Team and goals scored: M Vincent (1), C Watkins, S Farrance (1), G Forbes, K Maloney (1), M Morgan (2), L Coles, S Coles (5), D Rhian (1),

N Edwards, G Forbes, A Gahame.

SEAN Coles represented Bristol Central in the final of the British Gas Great Britain water polo championships at Manchester.

Mike and Joy Coles were officials at the championships and were also officials at the BUCS semi-finals in Walsall at the weekend, travelling to Exeter for the league game later.

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