Unpredictable Match Ups on Day 1 of the Clifton Water Polo Tournament

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Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:22
  • Clifton's Wyatt Edwards in action against Jeppe Boys
    Clifton's Wyatt Edwards in action against Jeppe Boys
  • J Peterson of DHS on the attack against Reddam
    J Peterson of DHS on the attack against Reddam
  • L Hammerton, on the defense against Westville
    L Hammerton, on the defense against Westville

Day 1 of the Nashua Clifton Water Polo Tournament saw top quality water polo amongst 16 of the top water polo schools across SA.

Hosted by Clifton, the tournament is in it’s 10th year and keeps growing from strength to strength and is now one of the sought after trophies to win in SA.

The first game set the tone for competition, with a closely contested game between St Alban’s and Affies, followed by a convincing 20-1 win for DHS over St David’s.

Clifton made their mark on the scoreboard with an 8-3 win over Jeppe Boys.  DHS took on defending champs Reddam in their second game of the day and pulled off an unanticipated 8-7 win, leaving them in a strong position in their pool. 

DHS took on St John’s and stayed unbeaten with three from three wins

Games 8 and 9 saw Affies draw 4 all with Jeppe, followed by a KZN derby game between Hilton and Westville. Hilton came out on top with 5 goals to 2. 

Continuing the KZN winning streak, Hilton finished their pool games with a great 5-4 win over St Stithians, leaving them as group winners with three wins from three matches.

It was non-stop action throughout the day. Clifton drew 4 all with St Alban’s in a tense match that had all at the Aquatic Centre holding their breath up until the last whistle which saw a Clifton goal disallowed because of a reversal call for ball under.  

In the final match of the day, DHS took on St John’s and stayed unbeaten with three from three wins, leaving them at the top of their pool.

Will DHS and Hilton stay on top on Day 2? Let us know in the comments!

Day 2 is live at the Clifton Aquatic centre follow the results here

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