The new season in the Midland Water Polo League got off to a strong start for HUCKNALL LADIES.
For they powered to an impressive 13-6 victory over South Derbyshire to give them high hopes of success in the forthcoming campaign.
The Hucknall squad has a nice mix of young, developing players and teammates who boast much more experience. All swam hard and showed terrific enthusiasm to support each other.
Two goals in the first quarter from Rose Bitowt and Rachael Endy were followed in the second quarter by scores from Catherine Firth, Rachel O’Keeffe, Millie Stewart, Cara Saunders and Endy again.
Outstanding goalkeeping by Naya Patel and superb defensive work by Ellie Robinson, O’Keeffe and India Wilkinson kept the Derbyshire side at bay and enabled the home team to lead 7-3 at the halfway point.
As the game progressed, Hucknall began to really enjoy themselves, ably backed by a vocal crowd at the Hucknall Leisure Centre pool. Further goals from Giorgia Bosworth, Simone Whyley, Amelia Peters, Stewart, Endy and Saunders capped a fine night.