Glenwood’s plan gives them the edge

2013-10-22 00:00

WESTVILLE Boys’ High School’s first water polo team narrowly went down to Glenwood 8-6 at the weekend in what was a good weekend for the Durban school in the pool.

Westville’s U14B team were the only side to put one over Glenwood, winning 4-3 in the first match of the day. From there on though, Glenwood had the upper hand, winning the remaining matches with some quality play.

Glenwood’s U14 A side was impressive in an 11-3 win, with Slade du Randt and Gabriel Stopford dominating the pool and Stopford rewarded with seven of his team’s goals.

In the U15A game, Westville were in it for a while, but allowed Glenwood to pull away and win rather convincingly 10-1. Dylan Cronje and Keagan Aiken kept it together for Glenwood, while Marshall Ehlers was back in the centre forward position, giving 100%. He needs to work on his fitness, but is close to regaining his form from the first term.

Adopting a new pattern of attack, Glenwood’s first team countered Westville’s defence of a side drop. Thanks to sticking to the plan, Glenwood were allowed to have their own way in attack with Michael Scott scoring three goals.

Summing up their performance, Glenwood’s director of aquatics Steve la Marque was satisfied with his charges, but said they lacked accuracy on defence. “This allowed Westville plenty of scoring opportunities,” he said. Westville failed to capitalise on many of them or the result could have gone the other way.

For Glenwood, Conor Gibb had a good all-round performance in attack and defence.

Results: (Glenwood first)

U14A won 11-3

U14B lost 3-4

U15A won 10-1

U15B won 6-4

Seconds won 6-3

Firsts won 8-6

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