Thursday evening Seniors 1st travelled to Aberdare pool to play Cwm Draig in the knock out cup. We won after finishing the game 17 17 Newport won 4 2 on penalties, a special mention for Ewan for fantastic goal keeping! Here is the match report from captain, James Farror:
‘We played our second game of the week last night, a handicap cup fixture away to local rivals Cwm Draig in Aberdare. This was a very different match. The handicap cup sees teams from across the divisions of the league face off on a knockout basis. A handicap is determined before the game based on previous result between the teams and their respective league standings, giving one of the teams a head-start. Cwm Draig, who play in the division below us, were given a 14-0 head-start which we ultimately managed to match, with the game ended 17 all. A penalty shoot-out was needed to separate the teams, with Newport winning 4-2. We owed the win largely to our 18 year old goalkeeper, Iwan Edwards, who pulled off three saves in the shootout, as well as one in normal time.
We now travel to one of the powerhouses of British water polo - Cheltenham - for our next league match on Sunday 13 May.’
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