SNL Win for Dunfermline Senior Men
Scrappy 13-8 win for Dunfermline men tonight in a forfeit match vs Edinburgh Uni.
A strong 1st period set the tone for Dunfy with Chris Campbell and Finlay Nesbitt scoring 2 each in a period which was dominated down the right hand side.
Defensively Dunfy were strong going into the 2nd period also, keeping Edin Uni to long range efforts and only 2 goals. Further goals from Chris and Finlay meant an 8-2 lead at HT.
The team took their foot off the gas in the 2nd half, with some scrappy play, slack defending and some rushed attacks, but maintained an 11-5 lead at end of 3rd, with included a cross pass goal from youngster Craig Harris, proving that practice really does pay off!
The 4th period tailed off towards the end with victory in the bag.
Paul, coach: ”Many positives to take from the game with lots of time and work from our younger players, but still plenty to work on over the coming weeks at training. Our finishing must be more clinical.”
Simon Metcalfe, David Baxter (1), James Pulham, Chris Campbell (6), Craig Harris (1), Darren Campbell (1), Finlay Nesbitt (3), Ross Stewart (1), Harry Gray, Vygantas Kersulis, Craig Stewart, Thomas Cameron.
Coach: Paul Metcalfe
Dev Tournament 12 Nov Match Report
Sunday 12 Nov saw DWPCs development team in action in a round robin competition aimed at improving younger players' skills and understanding of gameplay and rules. This will culminate in the Development finals on Dec 16, a competition DWPC won last year.
First opponents were a big physical team from Larkhall. A slow start from Dunfermline with some poor passing made for a tough beginning to the tournament. An important save from Aitchison kept the scores even but near half time, Holmes led a counter attack with a pass to the youngest team member Tachtatzis who drew the defence in before popping the ball out to the back post for Prattis to score the only goal of the first half. After the restart Dunfermline started to control the game, and upped their tempo resulting in a steal by Kyle Taylor whose pass provided Tachtatzis with his first goal . Slick interpassing between Prattis and Harris Taylor led to a simple tap in for Holmes giving DWPC a comfortable lead. A strong defence kept Larkhall down to one shot on target which Aitchison saved easily. DWPC added two late goals with a counter attack from Harris Taylor who unselfishly passed to Holmes to double his goal tally and the best was saved for last by Kyle Taylor with an individual swim from deep in his own half before slotting the ball into the bottom corner.
A comfortable 5-0 victory.
Game two was against a slightly weakened Stirling team who had a few players absent on international duties. DWPC quickly seized the initiative after a Stirling foul led to a quick one two between the Taylor brothers for Harris to get on the score sheet. With DWPC continuing to press the opposition it was Athertons turn to steal and counter up the right wing before teeing up a simple tap in for Prattis. DWPC continued to pepper the Stirling goal with Farrell hitting the bar and Atherton only stopped by a great close range save. The game was finished off with a 3rd goal from Harris Taylor.
DWPC Xmas Meal - 28 Dec
The annual Dunfermline Water Polo Club Xmas meal will be held at the City Hotel, Dunfermline, on Thursday December 28th at 6pm.
As usual, there’ll be a group of over 18’s heading out afterwards for anyone who wants to extend the night and then immediately regret their decision in the morning!
Can you let Ali Campbell know if you want to come by Friday November 24th please. More contact details have been emailed to club members.
The meal is open to anyone associated with the club past and present, including parents and helpers, regardless of age.
Just a few T’s & C’s to finish up with...
- Last year we hit the limit in terms of numbers (around 40), so places will be determined on a 1st come, 1st served basis if we hit similar limits again this year.
- Due to late call offs last year, if you cancel after the deadline then you will still be charged £5. So please only say you’re coming if you are able to come.
Any questions, please let me know.
DWPC 2017 Annual General Meeting
Thank you to everyone that attended this years AGM on Wed 8 Nov. It was the best turnout for a number of years.
Unfortunately Ian Melville and Julia Mackay have decided to stand down from the committee and we wish to thank them for their contributions over many years.
We also welcomed Euan Cameron who has kindly agreed to join the committee. With a full committee we look forward to meeting the challenges of 2018.
The Committee and fees pages have been updated and there were no proposed changes to the constitution. The delegates also approved the financial report and agreed to the proposal for small fee increases for 2018. S&C fees will remain unchanged.
2018 Monthly fees
24.00 (option to add £3 player fee)
37.00 (inc £3 player fee)
37.00 (inc £3 player fee)
The club is facing new challenges in 2018 but recruitment of new members is deemed a particular priority, especially for the younger squads, if we are to grow and sustain a clear pathway through the club.
This will enable us to enter teams in all possible competitions and provide the best opportunities for our members.
A summary of the meeting will be circulated to club members.