27th Jul, 2017

Coventry bounce back from Boldmere loss to defeat Camp Hill convincingly

WATER POLO: FOLLOWING defeat against Boldmere, Coventry were eager to impress against Camp Hill in their latest Midland League encounter.

Fielding a full strength squad, team spirit in the Coventry camp was at an all time high – and the positive energy quickly showed as Coventry took the lead just 35 seconds into the game through Jordan Elliott.

Shortly afterwards, Chris Devlin doubled Coventry’s lead before Elliott made it three for the visiting side by scoring a penalty.

The city side were soon four goals up when Matt Elliot added a further goal as Coventry ended the first quarter in total command.

After re-entering the pool, Jordan Elliott added a fifth Coventry goal while at the other end city’s defence ensured Camp Hill didn’t have a look in on goal throughout the first part of the second quarter.

A handful of defensive errors ensured Camp Hill scored a couple of late second quarter goals to bring them back into the contest at 2-5.

A positive team talk from player-coach Matt Elliot ensured Matt Hannah added two goals shortly into the third quarter.

Mike Aish was then temporarily excluded for committing a major foul – something which Camp Hill took full advantage of as they added their third goal of the game.

But Coventry’s dominance shone through as they added eight goals throughout the third quarter to put the game beyond Camp Hill’s reach.

Despite Chris Devlin being permanently excluded from the game following a third major foul, Coventry played out the concluding minutes to win the game 16-5.

The club are next in action in a month’s time when they entertain Handsworth.