Water polo: Fremantle Marlins and Mariners split NPL series with Qld Breakers

Melville Marlin’s Erin Redbond.
Melville Marlin’s Erin Redbond.

BOTH the Fremantle Marlins and Mariners split their National Water Polo League (NPL) battles with the Queensland Breakers over the weekend, while the Melville Marlins continued to dominate the women’s State Premier League.

Fremantle’s NWPL teams hosted the Breakers over the weekend at Bicton Pool beginning last Friday night.

The women’s clash ended with the Marlins winning a thriller over Queensland 10-9.

That was followed up by the men’s encounter, again was a nail-biter, this time with the Breakers defeating the Mariners 12-11.

On Sunday morning at Bicton Pool, the Breakers hit back by beating the Fremantle women 9-6.

Then in the men’s clash the Mariners proved too strong for the Breakers running out 15-8 victors.

The results leave the Mariners men’s team sitting in seventh position with a 9-8 record while the Marlins women are third at 13-4.

The run of home games continues this weekend against the Wests Magpies on Thursday and Saturday nights at Bicton Pool.

Meanwhile in the women’s State Premier League, the Melville Marlins beat the UWA City Beach Bears 10-6 at HBF Stadium to improve to a perfect 11-0 record on the season.

After a tight opening quarter, the Marlins pulled away with Erin Redbond finishing with six goals and Lauren Martin three.