The National Age Group Water Polo Championship 2015 Plate competition saw three teams crowned age group plate champions on day one in Manchester.
In the U17 Girls’ Plate, five teams competed for the top spot. City of Leeds won every match they played, beating Bristol (11-1), Grantham (8-2), Cheltenham (6-1) and Caledonia (9-4). This secured them the title of U17 Girls’ Plate champions 2015.
Grantham finished second with three wins from four matches while Bristol Central were next best on two wins.
Witcomb bags winner for Cheltenham in Girls’ U19 Plate
The Girls’ U19 Plate competition was a straight final between just two teams, Cheltenham and Caledonia.
The match was tightly contested, but Cheltenham emerged victorious with a 6-5 win, the winning goal coming from Catherine Witcomb in the fourth quarter.
The Boys’ U19 Plate competition was also a close one. City of Leeds were beaten in both matches, the first against City of Birmingham (6-7) and then again in their match against Carmarthen (4-20). This meant the winner would be decided in the final plate match of the day.
Carmarthen started on the front foot and immediately gained the initiative to establish a 13 goal lead by half-time. Birmingham battled to the end, but Carmarthen emerged clear victors winning the match, 27-1.
The U17 Boys Plate competition will be played tomorrow during the National Age Group finals.
- Click here for simplified match sheets from the Girls’ U17 Plate.
- Click here for simplified match sheets from the Girls’ U19 Plate
- Click here for simplified match sheets from the Boys’ U19 Plate
Plate Day One
|U17 Girls Plate|
|Grantham||5 – 3||Caledonia||FT|
|Bristol Central||1 – 11||City of Leeds||FT|
|Cheltenham||2 – 4||Grantham||FT|
|Caledonia||4 – 7||Bristol Central||FT|
|Caledonia||5 – 4||Cheltenham||FT|
|Grantham||2 – 8||City of Leeds||FT|
|Cheltenham||1 – 6||City of Leeds||FT|
|Grantham||4 – 2||Bristol Central||FT|
|Caledonia||4 – 9||City of Leeds||FT|
|Bristol Central||10 – 2||Cheltenham||FT|
|U19 Boys Plate|
|City of Leeds||6 – 7||City of Birmingham||FT|
|City of Leeds||4 – 20||Carmarthen||FT|
|City of Birmingham||1 – 27||Carmarthen||FT|
|U19 Girls Plate Final|
|Cheltenham||6 – 5||Caledonia||FT|
U17 Girls Plate
|City of Leeds||4||4||0||0||26||8|
U19 Boys Plate
|City of Birmingham||2||1||0||1||-25||2|
|City of Leeds||2||0||0||2||-17||0|