Liverpool and Cheltenham retain British WP crowns

3 May 2015

Cheltenham have beaten City of Manchester to retain the men’s British Water Polo Championship title, while Liverpool Lizards secured their second women’s title with a victory against City of Coventry.

The first final of the day saw the top two womens teams in the country compete for the British title. In a match that was closer than the final score suggested, Liverpool Lizards came out on top, beating City of Coventry 6-2 and retaining their title.

Speaking ahead of the final, Liverpool Lizards captain Fiona Pimblett, said: “This has been our best ever season. We want to continue our National League season form by playing to our strength and working together as a team. We all play for each other and look forward to a good match against Coventry."

In the women’s third place playoff match, City of Manchester’s last gasp goal secured the bronze medal with a 9-8 victory over last year’s finalists London Otter.

In a repeat of the men’s 2014 final, Cheltenham fought back from a 4-5 half time score and defended a late City of Manchester attack to take the title 11-10 in an adrenaline fuelled match.  

While Lancaster took advantage of the home crowd to secure the bronze medal ahead of Bristol Central in a tight game that finished 11-7.