Watford Water Polo U12’s win the 2016/17 Winter League Title

Following a couple of late team withdrawals due to illness the side were down to only eight players but what a fabulous team sprit these young guys have as they weren’t fazed by the task that lay in front of them.

The team started the day level on points with Croydon and seven points ahead of third placed Chelmsford but the Essex side had a game in hand, so the games against Croydon & Chelmsford would be key to winning the Championship.

The team started the evening against local side Ealing and the got off to the perfect start winning the game 8-2, great start to the evening.

Next up was the game against joint leaders Croydon and the team played very well both in defence and attack. In an opening first half the team raced into a 2-0 lead & with goalie Eric Serghi puling off some excellent saves & Jack Leeson commanding in pit defence ably assisted by Oliver Munday in defensive duties the team kept Croydon quite, the second half was much of the same as the team extended their lead to 4-0 Dylan Munday was superb in attack setting up a good number of goals before Croydon found a way through the solid Watford back line but the team scored again for a title defining victory 5-1.

The final game of the afternoon was against Chelmsford again defence paved the way for Watford to win their third match of the evening. The team took a first half lead at 2-1 & in the second half another 2-1 lead give the side a 4-1 victory.

So after a season that started back in early January with defeat in the team’s first game against Beckenham they turned the season round to win nine in a row & with it the U12’s Championship title.

Coach Nikki Baker commented following the Championship win

“I am so proud of the team today, it was a fantastic team performance. With only eight players we fought hard to get the wins. Jack Leeson was excellent in defence, Sabrina showed great maturity in her decision making, Coen, Arish & Bryce were also excellent & so dangerous in attack. Dylan Munday had an outstanding tournament and our youngest member of the team Oliver munday put in a solid defensive performance”.

U12’s Team:  Eric Serghi (GK), Jack Leeson, Dylan Munday, Oliver Munday, Arish Patel, Bryce Myburgh, Coen Kazum, Sabrina Radzik.

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