The Waitakere Men and Women's teams travelled south to Lower Hutt over the
weekend during round two of the Honda National Water Polo League.
Playing to full houses at Huia Pool, both clubs shared the spoils with
Waitakere Women winning their two games and Hutt Men winning theirs.
The Hutt Women fought well against very strong opposition but went down
7-12 and 8-16.
The Hutt Men had their fans worried at 1-7 early in the second quarter.
Coach Mattt Claridge steadied the ship and the momentum gradually turned
our way as he pushed his men to finish strongly and eventually win
Hutt's Hamish Booker showed real character having been pulled out of the
game with a cut eye. But then the McGuinness brothers got to work on him
like a boxer in the corner between rounds, and had Hamish safely bandaged
up tight to re-enter the game and score one of the winning goals.
full house at Huia Pool for Hutt versus Waitakere National League games