Clifton unbeaten to win U19 competition

2009-10-13 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Top 10 Schools Water­ Polo tournament took place this weekend. Three venues were used for the three age groups. The U19 was held at Maritzburg College, the U15 was held at Thomas More and the U14 took place at Durban High School.

The trophy goes to the school that gained the most points in all three age groups. The other schools involved were Clifton College, the overall favourites­, Kearsney, Hilton, Michaelhouse, Glenwood, Northwood and Westville.

In the U19 division competition was fierce, with Clifton remaining unbeaten. They beat hosts College 9-5 in the pool game and then 7-3 in the final.

College won 5-4 against DHS, the winners of pool B. In the semi-final. Clifton won easily against second placed Westville in the other semi-final.

In the final, it was Clifton’s Mark Spencer­ who had the measure of the College defence and he was essentially the difference between the two teams.

The DHS team had a titanic struggle against Westville for third place. Eventually, after the two sides were equal after­ full time, DHS won 7-6 in a penalty shoot-out.

In the U15 division played at Thomas More, it was Maritzburg College that reversed the U19 positions by beating Clifton in the final. Jarred Visick and Kyle Westman from College were the star performers.

Michaelhouse won the third position play-off, beating Westville 5-4.

The U14s played at DHS and it was Kearsney and Hilton that contested the final. Although Hilton lost 5-9 they played some enterprising polo, but the striking power of the Du Preez twins from Kearsney proved to be too good against the Hilton defence. Westville edged out Thomas More 8-6 to take third position.


U19: 1 Clifton, 2 Maritzburg College, 3 DHS 4 Westville, 5 Kearsney, 6 Hilton, 7 Glenwood, 8 Michaelhouse, 9 Thomas More, 10 Northwood.

U15: 1 Maritzburg College, 2 Clifton, 3 Michaelhouse, 4 Westville, 5 Hilton, 6 Kearsney, 7 Glenwood, 8 Thomas More, 9 Northwood, 10 DHS.

U14: 1 Kearsney, 2 Hilton, 3 Westville, 4 Thomas More, 5 Clifton, 6 Maritzburg College, 7 Michaelhouse, 8 Glenwood, 9 DHS, 10 Northwood.

Overall positions and points

1 Clifton 27, 2 Maritzburg College 26, 3 Kearsney/Westville 22, 5 Hilton 21, 6 Michaelhouse 15, 7 Thomas More 12, 8 DHS/Glenwood, 10 Northwood 4.

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