Both teams came in to the match without having lost and both knew this was the crunch match for the league crown. Bluefins lost their chance of claiming Hampshire Water Polo crown with defeat away to City of Southampton, 10 - 5.

Again Southampton’s Mark Williams did all the damage against the Blueifins, scoring 4 goals.

The first period started brightly for Southampton, Williams opened his account with 2 well worked goals. Bluefins powerful Alan Fairhead replied to keep the Bluefins close, but home team managed to score another to close the period out 3 - 1 in front.

The second period started well for the Bluefins, Gavin Bridger used his speed to break loose, receive a great cross pool plass and finish the move off with a goal. Southamptons Williams sensing that Bluefins were raising their game scored another for the home team. Not to be outdone Bluefins Ben Naylor scored a tidy goal from the ‘pit’, to move the score to 5- 3. The ever ruthless Williams socred again, with the half time scores know 6 – 3 to Southampton.

The third period saw Southampton raise their game, scoring twice to Bluefins 1 goal from trade mark Paul Adams long shot. Amazingly the Bluefins defence managed to keep Williams at bay. The 3rd period finished 8 – 4 to Southampton.

Southampton pulled away in the 4th, scoring 2 goals. Bluefins finished off the last move of the game with Fairhead scoring again. The game finished 10 – 5 to Southampton, who are know on track to win the league crown.

Bluefins coach Gerr Lay was happy with the way the team stayed positive through match, but was disappointed with some sloppy defending which lead to several Southampton goals.

Bluefins were:
Brad Mcbain, Steve Paton, Paul Adams, Ben Naylor, Trace Morgan, Alan Fairhead, Dave Trewhella, Mark Lowry, Trevor Jones, Gavin Bridger, Steve Fairhead

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