Weston fend off Plymouth in relegation fight

Weston water polo men’s team escaped relegation with an excellent victory over Plymouth.

IN A FINE team display, one of their best for a number of years, Weston men’s water polo team escaped relegation by winning 13-11 against a strong Plymouth team.

In a battle with both Bath and Plymouth, the squad needed to come away from Plymouth with a win and did so.

Weston led from the start in a surprising 4-0 first quarter. Steve Etchells opened up the scoreboard with a long range bouncer, confusing the home goalie. Liam Coles followed suit and managed to secure a hat-trick.

The defence on Plymouth was tight and any counter attack was always repelled. In the final quarter, Chunk Edwards converted a close-range shot from a time-out to finish the game.

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A special mention needs to go to Morgan Matt, who finished the game with a confirmed broken rib.

Weston’s moral is high at the moment and the team are looking forward to next season’s Division 1 games. The seconds are in action against Frome next week.

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