Mixed results for Melville water polo

In the second last round of the 2015-16 season, the Sharks lost 13-10 to the league-leading City Beach Bears while Saints eased past Phantom Skulls 16-7, both games played at Bicton Pool.

The Sharks’ loss means they fall further behind the second-placed Dolphins but they do remain third with 10 wins and eight losses.

The Bears got off to a fast start against the Sharks, leading 4-1 early in the second quarter and then 11-6 early in the third but the Melville team never gave in and ended up only losing by three.

James Fannon scored three goals for the Sharks and Tom Prior added two.

Meanwhile, the Saints’ win was their sixth of the season but they remain in second last position, a game-and-a-half behind the fourth-placed Skulls with just one match remaining.

The Saints started strongly, leading the Skulls 5-2 early in the second period.

It was virtually all over as a contest by three quarter-time with the Saints up 12-5.

Jack Marshall scored six goals for the Saints, Luca Galli three and Davis Verboon and Drew Verboon snared two each.

The regular season wraps up this weekend with a Melville derby, the Saints taking on the Sharks from 2.30pm Saturday at Bicton Pool.

The women’s Marlins return from a bye to take on the City Beach Bears, also at Bicton Pool starting at 4pm.