Scottish Cup Finals Weekend 2014

Last Saturday the Women’s firsts and Men’s Under-21 water polo teams headed to Dunfermline to play in the Scottish Cup Finals, with the women looking to claim the trophy for a third consecutive time. Early on in the day the men’s Under 21 team lost out in their final to a strong Dunfermline team. U21 coach and club President Charlie Dane praised his team’s efforts in what was a competitive match, “despite a strong comeback from the guys, our defensive lapses ultimately handed the game to Dunfermline on a platter”. The U21 team eventually lost 18-12.

The Women’s team arrived feeling fairly confident, but conscious of the young talent in the Dunfermline side. With a cautious start from both teams leading to a tight scoreline at the end of the first half, Edinburgh leading by only a handful of goals. It was in the second half, however, that the Edinburgh team proved themselves with the goals coming thick and fast, with amazing shots coming from Scottish Internationals, Louise Fox and Alison Thomson. Captain and goalkeeper Jess Ivy also had a great game, blocking almost every shot that came her way.

The match ended with the final score 13-5 to Edinburgh, meaning the girls will keep their hands on the trophy for yet another year. President Dane explained, “the girls will now look ahead to BUCS semi-finals weekend coming up, and will be hoping to challenge for the title again this year. This win is an incredible achievement for this team and will only lead to better things, I’m sure”. The women’s and men’s firsts will head to the upcoming semi-finals weekend with plenty of confidence, looking to qualify for BUCS Finals in Surrey later in the month.