TALENT POOL: Action from Far North Coast water polo at the Alstonville pool this week.
TALENT POOL: Action from Far North Coast water polo at the Alstonville pool this week.

Alstonville team dominates the pool

THERE were some terrific games of water polo at the Alstonville pool this week with Dellis Smyth, Max Dostine and Tom Silver in outstanding form.

In the open men's competition, Byron Bull Sharks were no match for the dominant Alstonville Mantis, who cruised to a 10-1 victory.

Mantis put together a great passing game, and John McDonnell in goals blocked a number of Byron Bay shots.

They led 6-0 at half-time.

Brendan Irwin delivered a good pep talk at the break and Byron came out firing, scoring a quick goal in the third quarter.

But Alstonville Mantis re-organised and re-asserted themselves and finished strongly.

In the other game, Alstonville Barry defeated Lennox Tornados 7-2.

Barry started strongly and a fantastic save by the goalkeeper James Nunn in the second quarter kept the opposition scoreless at half-time, with Barry ahead 4-0.

Lennox came out firing in the third with a number of good shots coming off the woodwork and the goalkeeper.

A 'Pick-alert' was set for the fourth quarter and, sure enough, Kai Pick slotted two goals in quick succession to be Lennox Head's only scorer for the game.

Barry organised some double and triple team defence and successfully shut him down to win comfortably.

Silver scored three goals for Alstonville Barry.

In an open women's game, the Quinns and the Kittys battled to a hard-fought 5-all draw.

The teams went goal for goal in the first quarter, with Kittys scoring in the second to go into half-time one up.

There were a flurry of four goals in the fourth quarter, but neither team could break the deadlock.



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