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Promotion joy for water polo club

Watford Water Polo Club’s first team were celebrating last month after they qualified from Division Two into Championship One of the British Water Polo League.

The move means the team, based at Woodside, now have the chance of making Division One where they would be competing against the eight best sides in the county.

The team needed one win from the two games and with games against London League Premier Division rivals Sutton & Cheam and West London Penguins both games were going to be tense affairs.

The game against Sutton started well as the team took a first quarter lead at 3-0 thanks to goals from Ciaran Walshe, Andy Holt and James Warman.

The team couldn’t build on this start as Sutton stopped Watford scoring in the second period and scored one themselves for a half time score of 3-1.

Sutton then turned the game on its head in the third period with three unanswered goals meaning they now led 4-3. The final score was 6-4

Now the team couldn’t afford to lose their next game if they were going to achieve the club’s aim of making Championship One.

The game started with Penguins taking a 1st quarter lead at 3-1. A goal by James Warman had briefly levelled the game at 1-1.

The second period started with Watford pulling level at 3-3 and then 4-3 up thanks to goals from Ciaran Walshe, Jack Pickford and Jared Baker. Penguins hit back to level at 4-4 and half time came all square.

The third period saw just only one goal scored by Penguins.

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