1st Team Water Polo at the KES Tournament - St Andrew's College

1st Team Water Polo at the KES Tournament

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1st Team Water Polo at the KES Tournament

KES WATER POLO TOURNAMENT (29 Feb – 2 March)

The 1st Team participated in the KES tournament last weekend, beginning with a preparatory match against the Saints Old Boys, organized by Julian Dovey.

On Friday, our first challenge was against Paul Roos. Due to limited preparation, we found the last half difficult and lost 13-7. Our next game against Northwood ended in a 14-6 victory, thanks to following our game plan closely.

Saturday required a win against the undefeated St John’s College. Despite a strong start, a few mistakes allowed St John’s to take the lead, resulting in a 14-8 loss for us. This moved us to the Plate section, where we defeated Pretoria Boys 8-2 in the quarterfinals.

In the Plate semifinals against Selborne, we struggled to convert early opportunities into goals. Selborne’s pressure led to a 6-3 defeat for us.

Our final match was against Clifton, who had won the Vides Tournament in East London just three weeks ago. We led 5-2 and managed to secure a 5-4 win, despite Clifton’s late goals, ending our season on a positive note.

Special thanks to Mr Mpho Hlongwane for managing the team and to Mr Tom Hamilton and his wife Rentia for their support throughout the tournament.

Our 1st Team Waterpolo Squad have had a demanding season with ups and downs and their resilience is to be commended. To close out with that hard-earned victory over Clifton was a suitable way to sign off on the season. Thanks to Nick Franklin and the team for their commitment and resilience.