Win­ners and losers

Cockburn Gazette - - TRAINING & EDUCATION -

MELVILLE’S mixed bag in the Wa­ter Polo WA Premier League con­tin­ued at the week­end with the Saints win­ning but the Sharks slip­ping to a nar­row de­feat.

In the se­cond last round of the 201516 sea­son the Sharks lost 10-13 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.

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

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