Return to Parliament
It was a fantastic turn out for the Brockwell water polo team for the third meeting with our friends from Parliament Hill. Having won a game each so far this year, it was all to play for yesterday evening at St Joseph’s College (Brockwell’s winter training venue). With only eight players verses Brockwell’s mighty twenty, Parliament Hill gained a share of the Brockwell team for the evening to allow for both sides to have the much welcomed substitutions. Brockwell’s coach Steve Baker was on refereeing duties for the evening, the whistle was blown and the game began.
At the end of the first quarter, it wasn’t looking great for Brockwell in the white caps. Despite their energy and great enthusiasm being the only team to score in the quarter, they had scored in their own net, allowing blue capped Parliament Hill to take the lead. Would this set the tone for the rest of the game? Would Parliament Hill be able to capitalise on the Brockwell mistake and steam ahead? Only time would tell.
The remaining three quarters sped by; substitutions were made, whistles were blown, players thrown out, penalties taken, goals were missed, goals were scored. But which side would prevail?
The final score was 13:9… to BROCKWELL! A fantastic game played by both sides and a Brockwell victory was all the more sweet. Thanks to our friends at Parliament Hill for coming south of the river for a great game. Looking forward to the next in two weeks time when we play the Addenbrooke’s Hospital team.
Brockwell Swimmers polo sessions are open to all levels of players, from complete beginners to seasoned shooters. All are coached by professional and national-league players. The one hour session normally starts with basic skill techniques, finishing with a team match before decanting to the pub for a ‘game analysis’. Adults 18+ welcome.
More details at https://www.brockwellswimmers.com/polo-sessions-shop/