The next fixture in Hampshire league, after the game against Basingstoke, was against the team of Andover. This was an away game, in a warm and greenish coloured pool… you can imagine what was in great concentration in the pool (hint: There was an ad saying “Children’s pool parties organised”)!
The first quarter was easily the worst quarter our team has ever played with every scoring opportunity ending up on the keeper’s belly or arms. Approximately 10 chances went to waste for no reason, from shots in the arc or the pit. The score at the end of the first quarter was a depraving 0-0 tie.
In the second quarter some of our players snapped out of the lethargy the whole team was displaying and managed to play effectively; a great example being our president (Pingu) who scored two sniper shots, right in the goal’s corners. Our team conceded one goal and the score at the end of the quarter was 1-2.
The second half was far more spectacular, with many more goals being scored from both sides. The third quarter belonged to our Soton lads, as more people gradually started waking up and playing proper water polo. One goal was scored by the team of Andover but 2 were scored from our side; leading to a 2-4 final score for the third quarter.
In the final quarter our team managed to score most goals compared to the previous quarters. However, our team conceded three goals from the opposition, after mistakes in defending and counter-attacks. The final score of the game was an unconvincing 5-7 win, after our teams mediocre performance.
3 – Duncan Jenkins
2 – Panos Logothetis
1 – Michael Stephanou
1 – Will Divall