Pi­rates sides cel­e­brate vic­tory in grand fi­nal

Pilbara News - - Sport - ■ Kate Kala­jzich

The women’s and men’s Pi­rates have each won their re­spec­tive grand fi­nals in the Kar­ratha Wa­ter Polo As­so­ci­a­tion.

In the women’s grand fi­nal, Pi­rates de­feated mi­nor pre­miers Barracudas 10–3.

When Barracudas were able to slow the game down, their de­fen­sive pres­sure held up well and in­jured goal­keeper Su­san Giles worked tire­lessly, sav­ing a num­ber of goals.

The men’s grand fi­nal was a thriller, with Pi­rates nar­rowly get­ting over the line with a 4-3 win against Krak­ens.

Pi­rates went into the game as firm favourites and got off to a strong start with a 3-0 first quar­ter.

Krak­ens dom­i­nated the play in the se­cond half and will be ru­ing a cou­ple of one-on-one shots in front of goal in the last quar­ter, which missed the mark.

A last-ditch shot from Ma­son Watts was un­able to beat goalie Dan Glover and Krak­ens fell just short of draw­ing the game.

Belinda Brookes and Justin An­gove were named most valu­able play­ers for the women’s and men’s games.

At the awards pre­sen­ta­tion on Satur­day night, Anouska and Justin An­gove took out the men’s and women’s fairest-and-best and high­est goal scorer cat­e­gories.

Pi­rates goal­keeper Glover was named most im­proved male player and Jess New­bold was most im­proved women’s player.

Tris­tan Lynn was named club per­son of the year.

Kar­ratha Wa­ter Polo As­so­ci­a­tion will be run­ning a Fast 4s com­pe­ti­tion dur­ing the off-sea­son on Thurs­day nights.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the as­so­ci­a­tion’s Face­book page.

Pic­tures: Kate Kala­jzich

The women’s Pi­rates af­ter their Kar­ratha Wa­ter Polo As­so­ci­a­tion grand fi­nal vic­tory.

The men’s Pi­rates side af­ter their win.

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