Weston suffer their first defeat of the new season at the hands of old enemy Swindon

By | 11th April, 2019

Weston travelled to the Hydro Pool at Swindon on Sunday evening for a Bristol & West Water Polo League Division 1 fixture against Swindon Dolphins, but suffered their first defeat of the season, 13-8 with a disappointing performance, giving Swindon their first points of the season.
Both teams struggled to get the upper hand in the opening period, and it took almost three minutes before the home side found the back of the net through Chris Selby, but within a minute George Forbes had equalised for the Seasiders, but Michal Trzeciak regained the advantage for Swindon at 2-1, only for Forbes to snatch his second goal, to level at 2-apiece. Trzeciak netted again to put Swindon 3-2 head shortly before the end of the period.
In the second period, Liam Coles scored for Weston making it three-all, but again Trzeciak put the visitors ahead, before Coles netted again to level at 4-all. But again, the home side edged ahead shortly before the half-time interval through Selby.
Weston lost concentrating at the start of the third period allowing the home side to score three goals without reply and establish an 8-4 lead through Luke Davies, Andrew Strong and a third goal for Selby.
The Seasiders started to regain their composure and scored twice through Forbes and captain Reece Trapani, but they continued to struggle and allowed the home side to score a further two goals, both coming from Trzeciak, making it 10-6 at the end of the period.
In the final quarter Weston tried desperately to push forward, but because of this got caught in defence, despite hard work coming from Dean Bird, who stole the ball from the attack on a number of tackles, but it was not enough, with the home side netting three more goals through Trzeciak, Ian Brewer (penalty conversion) and Mark Lawlor. Coles and Forbes completed the scoring for the Seasiders.
Weston team and goal scorers: Danny Jacobs (keeper), Matthew Vincent, George Forbes (4), Ed Tye, Reece Trapani (1), Liam Coles (3), Scott Bradley, Vaughan Clarke, Jamie O’Connor and Dean Bird.
Tonight Weston face the return leg away to City of Bristol Harlequins at Hengrove Leisure Centre, then have a home encounter against Cwm Draig on Sunday, 14th April, 6pm at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre.
Weston are still on the look out for any junior or senior players to reinforce their squads. If you have played water polo, maybe at university, and want to try out, then contact waterpolo@wsmsc.co.uk.
Water polo is an integral part of Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club, with a history spanning back over 130 years.

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