Northern giants dominate Girls’ U19 Prelims 2016

Manchester and Liverpool impress in Girls' U19 Prelims 2016

City of Manchester and City of Liverpool were in dominant form as they won their respective groups of the Girls’ U19 Prelims 2016.

The northern clubs are the only two teams to have lifted the ASA National Age Group Water Polo Girls’ U19 title, with City of Manchester winning for the eighth time last season.

And both teams carry a 100 per cent record into the next stage after winning Groups A and B respectively of the Girls’ U19 Prelims at Liverpool Aquatics Centre.

City of Manchester finished top of Group A after victories against Caledonia (8-0), Exeter (6-2), Otter Futura (4-1), Cheltenham (11-2) and Mid Sussex Marlins (8-3) over the two-day competition.

Exeter and Mid Sussex Marlins grabbed the second and third Girls’ U19 Prelims 2016 qualification spots, drawing 5-5 with each other and defeating the three remaining sides to finish on seven points.

City of Liverpool played one game less than Manchester in Group B but secured perfect progress with victories over Northampton (12-0), Hucknall (3-1), City of Leeds (6-0) as well as a defeat of last year’s runners-up Otter (5-3).

Otter took the only other qualification spot from the group with victories over the other three teams, including a eye-catching 25-1 defeat of Northampton.

The Girls’ U19 Qualification Round of the ASA National Age Group Championships 2016 will take place in Watford on 9 – 10 April.

Girls’ U19 Prelims 2016

Results

U19 Girls Group A
City of Manchester 8 – 0 Caledonia FT
Exeter 7 – 2 Otter Futura FT
Cheltenham 1 – 8 Mid Sussex Marlins FT
City of Manchester 6 – 2 Exeter FT
Caledonia 6 – 3 Cheltenham FT
Otter Futura 3 – 9 Mid Sussex Marlins FT
Exeter 14 – 4 Cheltenham FT
City of Manchester 4 – 1 Otter Futura FT
Caledonia 3 – 5 Mid Sussex Marlins FT
City of Manchester 11 – 2 Cheltenham FT
Exeter 5 – 5 Mid Sussex Marlins FT
Caledonia 5 – 3 Otter Futura FT
City of Manchester 8 – 3 Mid Sussex Marlins FT
Otter Futura 5 – 4 Cheltenham FT
Caledonia 3 – 6 Exeter FT
U19 Girls Group B
City of Leeds 2 – 1 Hucknall FT
Northampton 0 – 12 City of Liverpool FT
Hucknall 0 – 8 Otter FT
Northampton 2 – 5 City of Leeds FT
City of Liverpool 3 – 1 Hucknall FT
Otter 25 – 1 Northampton FT
Northampton 4 – 14 Hucknall FT
Otter 3 – 5 City of Liverpool FT
Otter 7 – 1 City of Leeds FT
City of Liverpool 6 – 0 City of Leeds FT

U19 Girls Group A

Team P W D L GD Pts
City of Manchester 5 5 0 0 29 10
Exeter 5 3 1 1 14 7
Mid Sussex Marlins 5 3 1 1 10 7
Caledonia 5 2 0 3 -8 4
Otter Futura 5 1 0 4 -15 2
Cheltenham 5 0 0 5 -30 0

U19 Girls Group B

Team P W D L GD Pts
City of Liverpool 4 4 0 0 22 8
Otter 4 3 0 1 36 6
City of Leeds 4 2 0 2 -8 4
Hucknall 4 1 0 3 -1 2
Northampton 4 0 0 4 -49 0

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