SNL Win for U15 Girls v Portobello
Our Under 15 Girls waterpolo team, which is joint with Menzieshill, were in Scottish League action at the RCP on Sat 16 Nov against Portobello ASC. After a tough and very physical game the girls came away winners with the final score being 14-10.
The team started the better establishing a 3-1 lead by the end of the first period with goals from Anna and Imogen (2).
Portobello came back in Q2 to take the period 4-3 (Our goals from Hannah and Sophie (2)) and close the gap to just 1 goal at half time. 6-5 to DWPC/MHW.
Q3 was tight and end to end stuff with both sides scoring 2 goals a piece, 8-7 going into the final period. Hannah scoring both.
Our girls stepped up in the final period scoring 6 from Kayleigh, Hannah, Anna (2), Imogen (2) with continuing good work from Zara in goals to stretch the lead and limit Portobello to scoring just 3. Final score 14-10
Team list (goals): Well done to Zara, Robyn, Kayleigh (1), Hannah D (4), Sophie (2), Amelia, Lexie and Imogen (4) along with Millie, Erin, Gracie and Anna (3) from Menzieshill who all contributed and had to work hard for this win.
Double League Success for Dunfermline Water Polo Club
Win for DWPC Snr women
In Carnegie LC our Snr women took on KKASC in their first home game of this season. With a mix of younger players complimented by the older more experienced ones, DWPC started brightly with Niamh scoring within 46 secs of the start however KKASC responded to draw level. The response was immediate with Julia restoring the lead just 20s later. 6 goals from Niamh, Julia, Hannah P and Alison gave the home team a good 8-1 lead at end of Q1.
KKASC were first to score in Q2 but DWPC responded with 4 goals from Julia, Erin and Niamh to extend their lead without reply. Good defending combined with some great blocks from Catriona prevented KKASC from getting on the scoresheet. Coach Calum rotated his team throughout with Sophie making her senior debut and the younger players stepping up to the challenge and working hard. 12-2 at half time.
Q3 was a tighter period as the younger players enjoyed plenty of Pooltime and despite goals from Caitlin, Hannah P and Julia, KKASC managed 4 goals to narrow the gap although DWPC were still in control. 3-4 to KKASC this quarter but 15-6 going into the final period.
The final period was exciting end to end and evenly played out at 3-3, Hannah P, Niamh and Aimee on the scoresheet for DWPC. The younger players adjusting to the higher tempo of senior games and managed well, Catriona in goals again played a key part in keeping the KKASC down with some stops at key moments of the game. An entertaining and competitive game finished with a late goal from Hannah P. Final score 18-9.
Qtr scores: 8-1, 4-1, 3-4, 3-3
Team list (goals):
C Aitchison, S Lasisi, H Dow, J Mackay (5), I Paton, E Atherton (1), N Moloney (5), H Prattis (4), K Roy, A Tate (1), A David (1), C McRobbie (1).
This team are back in action on 6 Dec when they have an away trip to Strathclyde Uni to play Western.
Win for DWPC U19 Boys
Whilst the women were in action at Carnegie, our U19 boys travelled south of the river to take on Portobello ASC in Portobello Swim Centre.
Scottish Water Polo Newsletter Nov 2019
There are a number of items to communicate on, so the Scottish Water Polo Committee have prepared this “newsletter” for your information.
Scotland Saltires U19 boys
Well done to the Dunfermline Water Polo Club players and their Scottish Water Polo Saltires U19 team mates collecting 🥈at the Inter-Provincial Waterpolo Tournament in Bangor.