Warrington visited Tyldesley in the Manchester & District League and Warrington started well as the home team had a player excluded and Dan Farini scored. Warrington moved into overdrive as Ben Dailey scored 30 seconds later and then Dan Farini scored his second and Warrington’s third goal. Ben Dailey then made it 0-4 to Warrington in a great start. Dan Farini then picked up an exclusion but no harm done as Tyldesley did not convert the man up and Warrington counter attacked with a third goal from Ben Dailey. Warrington and Tyldesley then both had players excluded but it was Warrington who scored with only 25 seconds of the quarter left. The quarter finished 0-6 to Warrington.
In the second quarter Warrington started as they started the first quarter with a goal from Dan Farini, Tyldesley pulled one back but Warrington continued to score a succession of goals with Dom Richards, Ben Dailey (4th goal), Dan Farini (4th goal) and Matt Williams to take the score to 1-11. Tyldesley pulled one back before Ben Dailey scored his fifth goal. Two more exclusions one from either side did not affect the score and the half time score read 2-12.
In the third quarter there were more goals as Tyldesley had a player excluded and Dom Richards helped himself to two goals Tyldesley kept fighting back and scored their third goal. Two exclusion’s followed; one from either side but it was Warrington that converted than man up to make the score 3-15.
In the final quarter Ben Dailey was excluded after 45 seconds Tyldesley didn’t score but Dom Richards scored his fifth goal. Connor Lynch was then excluded and Tyldesley pulled one back to 4-16. Emma Horne then scored but then Tyldesley showed great resilience and scored twice before Warrington finished the game off with goals from Ben Dailey and Dom Richards. The final score was 6-19 to Warrington.
I was not present at the match and my sincere thanks to James Williams who stood in as coach. I understand from spectators present that Luke Atkinson was out standing in goal which kept Tyldesley score to a modest six goals.
The referee later commented that Warrington had played some of the best water polo he had ever seen at the age. A great team performance.
Warrington’s team included: - Luke Atkinson (GK), Ben Dailey (6), Connor Lynch (1), Matt Williams (1), Dan Farini (4), Emily Bowater, Emma Horne (1), Katie Bowater, Dominic Richards (6).