Gibson and Wilcox doubles hand Great Britain third straight win in Hungary
23 Oct 2010
Doubles from Lisa Gibson and Chloe Wilcox handed Great Britain’s Women Water Polo team, powered by British Gas, their third win in as many days in the Hungarian National League.
Opponents UVSE-Salamander proved no pushover, staying within touch until the final quarter as Great Britain wrapped up a 10-4 victory.
UVSE equalised on a man-up before two goals from Wilcox and a counter-attack goal from Fiona McCann put the visitors ahead at the first interval.
Zsofia Korenyi led UVSE’s charge, completing her hat-trick with two early goals in the second quarter to put the Hungarian side just one behind at 4-3.
But the British promptly responded, dominating the rest of the second quarter with a Lisa Gibson goal and a Fran Clayton penalty ensuring they went into half time 6-3 up.
A tense third quarter ensued with both teams failing to take advantage of player exclusions.
Vicky Bowen broke the deadlock to extend Great Britain's lead to 7-3 with the result still in the balance going into the final quarter.
But the British stepped up their level in the fourth, dominating possession again with goals from Rutlidge, Angie Winstanley-Smith – her 22nd of the campaign – and a second from Lisa Gibson seeing GB hit double figures again.
UVSE pulled back a consolation in the final minute but could do little to prevent Great Britain maintaining their lead at the top of the table with four wins from six matches.
|Scorers: Lisa Gibson 2, Chloe Wilcox 2, Angie Winstanley-Smith 1, Alex Rutlidge 1, Vicky Bowen 1, Fran Clayton 1, Fiona McCann 1, Ciara Gibson 1|
|Shots in normal play 21 / 11 goals scored|
|Man-up 8 / 3 goals scored|
|Penalties 2 / 2 goals scored|
|Man-down 8 / 2 goals conceded|
|Penalties against 0|
For full fixtures and results click here.
The athletes selected to play for the British Women's Water Polo Team, powered by British Gas, are:
Rosie Morris, Chloe Wilcox, Fiona McCann, Frankie Snell, Alex Rutlidge, Becky Kershaw, Lisa Gibson, Aine Hoy, Vicky Bowen, Angie Winstanley-Smith, Fran Clayton, Rachel Drabble, Ciara Gibson, Robyn Nicholls, Vickie Hawkins.