Water polo: intra conference match ups throws up interesting results


Clancy Neesham in action in the Port Colts vs City Beach match.
Clancy Neesham in action in the Port Colts vs City Beach match.

IT was back to Fremantle conference match ups in the Water Polo WA Premier League on Saturday and there were some interesting results with the South Fremantle Bloods losing their first game of the season.

Following the first round of fixtures up against teams from the UWA conference, it was back to business as usual at Bicton Pool on Saturday.

The action in the women’s competition saw the Melville Marlins defeat Dolphins 9-3 and Applecross beat North Coast Phoenix 10-8.

It was another strong showing from the Marlins with Lucy Marsh, Chloe Nella and Erin Redbond all scoring two goals apiece. Nicola Barrett scored two of the three goals for Dolphins.

Applecross survived a scare against North Coast, scoring three of the last four goals to win by two.

Lara Zimmerman scored three goals and Bronte Barber two, while Claire Pierce scored four times for the Phoenix.

Meanwhile in the men’s action, Port Colts handed South Fremantle its first loss of the season winning 13-9 in a battle of two Melville clubs. Clancy Neesham and Luca Altieri scored three goals each for Port Colts, and Alex Petrov and Michael Altieri two.

Nick Elphick hit three goals for the Bloods, and Michael Brown, Will McKay and Alex Lee all two.

The Melville Sharks continued their strong form too beating Dolphins 11-4. Nick Redbond scored four goals, Jack Marshall three and Cody Smith two. Tom Beare scored three of the four goals for Dolphins.

Round 6 this Saturday at Bicton Pool sees North Coast Phoenix play Dolphins and the Melville Marlins face Applecross in women’s action.

The men’s contests sees the Melville Sharks play South Fremantle and Port Colts take on Dolphins.

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