TEAMS from the Fremantle conference hosted four Water Polo WA Premier League matches against UWA rivals on Saturday and came away with the victory in each of them.
Saturday was the first time this season that teams from the two conferences played one another with the opening three weeks seeing each team play the others in the respective Fremantle and UWA groups.
Bicton Pool hosted four cross conference battles on Saturday and in the women’s action that saw the Melville Marlins defeat Triton 9-5 and Applecross beat the UWA City Beach Blues 12-8.
Sarah Leavy scored four goals for Applecross and Kate Abbey-Wardale three.
The win for the Marlins broke a run of draws the previous two weeks against Applecross and North Coast Phoenix.
Chloe Nella scored three times for Melville and Erin Redbond twice.
Applecross remained undefeated with three wins and a draw from the opening four rounds with their hard-fought win over UWA City Beach.
The other women’’s contest on Saturday took place at HBF Stadium with UWA City Beach Rangers defeating Dolphins 4-2.
Sinead Cockroft and Nicole Wallace scored for Dolphins.
Meanwhile in the men’s competition at Bicton Pool, the Port Colts won their first game of the season with the Melville club defeating the winless UWA City Beach 17-5.
Tom Prior scored four goals for Port Colts, Tim Neesham three, Clancy Neesham two, Alex Petrov two and Drew Verboon two.
The action concluded at Bicton Pool with a tremendous contest that saw Melville Sharks beat UWA City Beach Flotsam 10-8.
The Sharks improved to 3-1 on the season with the win on the back of two goals each from Rory Orrells, Jake Leavy and Joel Swift.
The other men’s contest took place at HBF Stadium with Rangers and the South Fremantle Bloods playing out a 5-5 draw.
Petar Tomasevic scored three goals for the still undefeated Bloods.