Some say that if you’re quiet, you can still hear their tears hitting the student union floor..
What started off as a tense match ended in the kind of battering you usually only get to see in a fish and chips shop. The Cardiff boys arrived strong, and at the end of the first quarter emotions were running wild in the crowd as the UoB men’s water polo three season winning streak looked like it was in jeopardy.
In the face of adversity, our defending champions- cool as cucumber salad- turned the tables and proceeded to thrash their opposition like Victorian children. A relentless barrage of counter attacks and two hard-earned penalties, launched past the Cardiff keeper by Tom Dean’s behemoth shooting, put Bristol firmly in the lead. A special mention goes to team junior, Steffan Williams, who shook off the training wheels and scored an audacious debut goal from the left wing.
The team lost some key players from the squad last year as they selfishly decided to graduate, but, after Thursday’s victory, Bristol has shown that this year’s squad is as solid as ever. Spectators described the team’s performance in post-match interviews as “valiant”, “indomitable” and “erotic(?)”.
This was the first game in the Southern university premier league that will determine the draw for BUCS fixtures later in the Academic year. The team has already broken two national university sports records with the longest number of consecutive league wins and as the only team in any sport to win BUCS gold three years in a row. If you ask the players what they feel their chances are to win gold again this year, they look at you with icy determination in their eyes and reply, “One team. One Dream.”
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Written by Hal Sherrington