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GBR win opening European match

The GBR water polo team gave a strong performance to win their opening match of the LEN European Junior Water Polo Championships qualification tournament.

After a dominating first and third quarter, the team finished 11-2 (0-3, 1-1, 0-4, 1-3) against Lithuania in Manchester.

Captain Connor Carpenter said: “A lot of effort and dedication has gone into this, and the lads turned up today.”

Assistant Coach Mike Yates described the team as having put on a disciplined performance.

GBR’s second Group C game will be against Israel who lost 5-11 to Ukraine in their opener in Manchester.

The game starts at 7pm tonight. You can keep up with all the results on the LEN website or watch the live stream.

Goal scorers:

Patterson – 2
Zahra – 1
Carpenter – 2
Cousins – 2
Kendall – 1
Stephenson – 1
Crawford – 2