Dolphin Loosing Run Continues

Swindon Dolphin Water Polo Match Report

Event: Bristol & West Division II League Fixture

Teams: Bristol Uni v Swindon Dolphin

Location: University of Bristol

Date: Monday 5th March 2007

Swindon Dolphin fell to their third straight defeat against a strong well drilled University of Bristol side.

Dolphin started the fixture well with attacks being traded by both teams. Bristol made the initial break trough from a man-up situation. Dolphin soon hit back though through Captain Andy Hicks who scored with an excellent five meter shot. That was the high point for Dolphin. The students scored three unanswered goals through ex GB international Sean Love. The quarter ended with Dolphin trailing by three.

The second quarter continued on from where the first finished. Love scored four more times before Dolphin replied through Hicks and Matt James. Bristol scored one more before the end of the half to give themselves a comfortable 9-4 lead.

Swindon battled hard in the third period and started to match the university side. Hicks and James again scored to pull them back into the fixture. The students strength in depth showed through though as they still managed to win the quarter four goals to two.

Hicks and James again found the target in the final period but this was again matched by the students, Dolphin having their best period of the match though ensured it finished level at two goals each. Sadly this was not enough to stop Dolphin from slipping to a 15-8 defeat.

Andy Prowse commented after the game that the team should not be two downhearted. Although we have slipped to three straight defeats they have been against two of the stronger teams in the league who both have two unbelieveable players. We have to ensure that we do not make sloppy miostakes when we play the weaker sides, playing the strong teams can only help us in this respect. Mid table is still our aim as well as putting together another good cup run.

Result: Bristol Uni 15 – 8 Swindon Dolphin

Team: Ian Brewer, David Quinlivan (1 major), Anthony Gingell, Andy Hicks (5 goals, 1 major), Andy Prowse, Darryl Pye , Matt James (3 goals, 1 major), Mark Lawlor, Michal Trzeciak (2 majors), James Godden

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