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U20 Ladies Water Polo - Hungary v Great Britain

16:21:14 02.09.2013 posted by admin at 16:21:14 02.09.2013
Reigning silver medallists Hungary proved too strong for the British Gas GBR Under 20 Water polo team in their penultimate game of the World Under 20 Water Polo Championships in Volos, Greece  Hungary ultimately took the win 13-5 leaving the Brits with the opportunity next day to secure their highest finish ever in a World Championships.



In a rematch of the opening game, Hungary were first onto the score sheet with a penalty, and a goal to go 2-0 clear. But Claire Nixon quickly put the Brits back in the game, following a third Hungarian goal with her second. Katie Hesketh scored her first of the match and it was 3-3 at the end of the first.
 
But the reigning silver medallists showed their experience to score five unanswered goals in the second and it was 8-3 at the half time whistle.
 
The Brits played a strong third quarter with Nixon scoring her third and Hesketh her second draw 2, taking the score to 10-5 with just one period remaining.
 
A determined Hungarian side though scored a further three goals to take the match 13-5.
 
Quarter scores: 13-5 (3-3, 5-0, 2-2, 3-0)
 
Scorers:
Claire Nixon 3
Katie Hesketh 2
 
The British Gas GBR U20 Water Polo team
 
    Jade Smith (GK) – City of Manchester (Oldham)
    Claire Nixon - London Otter (Stafford)
    Katie Hesketh – City of Liverpool (Lancaster)
    Ella Chadderton – City of Manchester (Oldham)
    Sophie Gilbert - City of Liverpool (Birkenhead)
    Danielle Elliot - City of Coventry (Leicester)
    Courtney Dean – City of Liverpool (Warrington)
    Kate Thompson - (GK) Cardiff (Birkenhead)
    Honor Grimes – City of Manchester (Manchester)
    Rosie Huck – City of Manchester (Stockport)
    Lauren Tasker – Tilsley Water Polo (Liverpool)
    Brooke Tafazolli - London Otter (Sutton)
    Rhianne Oscroft - City of Coventry (Leamington Spa)
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