Match Report – vs Mid Sussex

Sussex County League

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Mid Sussex Marlins 1, Worthing 19

We travelled to the all deep pool at the Triangle in Burgess Hill for the latest county league match. We made the decision to take a squad the combined some of our established senior players with a number of juniors (Joe B, Oscar, Akos, Josh & Jamie), some of whom were playing their first competitive senior match.

The final score reflects the difference between the teams and we controlled the match throughout with our counter attacking play always causing the opposition problems.

All of the squad enjoyed a good amount of water time and the juniors particularly impressed with the way that they played.

Squad in full; – Robbie Scott (g/k), Joe Hazeldine, Richard Hooper, Ben Alcorn, Jacob Nash, Ben Curtis, Archy Burnell, Joe Brennand, Oscar Silk, Akos Hausknecht, Josh Coulson, Jamie Bond.

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Match Report vs Brighton

The following is the report of last night’s water polo match in Brighton.

Sussex Senior League

Friday July 14th 2017

Brighton 6, Worthing 18

Quarter Scores; – 1-2, 5-7, 0-3, 0-6

Friday evening at the Price Regent pool for a match against Brighton is never an easy affair with the shallow, narrow venue not exactly what we are used to.

With a small squad of only 9 players we knew that this would be a tough and uncompromising affair and that was exactly what it proved to be.

The officials did a good job in challenging circumstances and our high tempo pressing game led to the opposition committing a number of exclusion fouls that we regularly capitalised upon.

The match was close up to half time and the second period in particular was poor display by our normal standards when we contrived to concede a number of disappointing goals.

We found our form in the second half of the match scoring 9 times without conceding and we eventually ran out relatively comfortable winners, with Richard Hooper scoring twice from in goal, the icing on the cake.

Scorers; – Joao 7, Richard 4, Ben C 3, Joe 2, Toby 1, Ben A 1.

Exclusions; – Ben A 1, Adrian 1, Robbie 1, Richard 1, Joao 1

Squad in full; – Ben Alcorn, Ben Curtis, Richard Hooper,  Joao Martins, Joe Hazeldine, Toby Underwood, Robbie Scott, Adrian Irbe, Alastair Roberts.