Friday 15 June 2012

June Results

24th June 2012
Beckenham - Avondale I = 12 - 5
London Premier League
Not the best weekend to choose to play several waterpolo games when a EURO 12 quarter final was the highlight of the day.
Three very late pull outs and most notably without our full time keeper ,it was never going to be an easy task.
That added to our losing one of the two subs within the first five minutes of play , we did all think it would be a very long afternoon.
Steve and Greg did magnificently in goal but in the end we couldn't score enough to put any pressure on the opponents.At least we tried to take our chances which is not what you can say of some over paid Primadonnas dressed in white somewhere in East Europe.FORZA AZZURRI.

21st June 2012
Sutton - Avondale I = 14 - 15
Surrey 1
Very balanced game but the win was never in doubt.The ref didn't turn up so we shared referring duties;they didn't seem to get the point of having a non qualified official making decisions and they took their best player out to show everyone how is done.That was fine for us and we won the game.

17th June 2012
Poly - Avondale I = 11 - 9
London Premier League
Not the outcome we wanted but a very tense and level game in which the keepers made the difference(ours carrying a severe hangover but that didn't seem to show)
1st quarter was a bit of a slow start ,not just because the blue caps materialised 10 seconds before the game.
Gone 4-1 down and managed to get back into the game in the 2nd quarter , the two teams just matched each other goal after goal(actually we had several misses one on one with their keeper who seemed to save any rocket from short distance).
Still level going into the last quarter,we conceded twice and were never able to recover.
All in all a very good game.

11th June 2012
Avondale II – Croydon II = 12 – 15(tbc)
Surrey 2
Unlucky for some. Unlucky for us.No13 in Blue was super strong scoring from some rather impressive back flip reverse shots. The likes many of our players could have done maybe… oooh… 25 years ago…! Quarters 1 and 4 were bit of a letdown, but quarters 2 and 3 much better. Indeed when we took the lead in the 3rd we looked to have them on the ropes. Some standout performances from Angus and Focco being strong as ever in the pit. Another rare appearance from Steve Moorhouse trying to gain some value for money from his annual membership. I think it’s fair to say, we let this one slip through our fingers. Shame.

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