Worthing end decade-long wait for league glory

Worthing Swimming Club's water polo under-14 team were crowned London Winter League champions for the first time in over ten years this past weekend.

Friday, 20th April 2018, 11:00 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:32 am
Worthing's under-14 team

Worthing went unbeaten in matches against Ealing, Watford and Beckenham to come away victorious after the final four play-off at South Croydon’s Whitgift School.

As a result of the three wins, Worthing took the London League title with a talented group of players and tactics that none of the teams could come to terms with.

The London Winter League concluded with an exciting play-off final.

The first phase of the competition had seen teams split into North and South divisions with the top-two from each qualifying for the play-off.

After winning the South division, Worthing booked their spot as did runners-up Beckenham.

Watford and Ealing qualified from the other division to conclude the four team play-off.

Worthing made a relatively slow start to the competition but began with victory after overcoming Ealing 9-4 in their opening match of the play-off tournament.

Worthing produced a fine performance to ease to a 9-1 win over a strong Watford side.

After racing into a 7-1 lead at the break, Worthing would go on and clinch a comprehensive victory.

Worthing would round off their London Winter League play-off campaign with another resounding 9-1 win - this time over Beckenham.

The Worthing team, who were well supported by family, friends and sponsor Roffey Homes, would win the play-off competition.