Twelve goals for York’s Patterson secure York the points in Men’s Water Polo

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Lancaster 12 – 15 York

York took victory over Lancaster in the men’s water polo with an impressive twelve goals from Patterson. “I’m absolutely ecstatic and over the moon,” he said, “but all credit to the team, if the balls didn’t come to me then I wouldn’t have got all those goals.”

Lancaster came out for the match firing on all cylinders, with Kostalampros scoring early on but this was equalised by Patterson for York almost immediately. Kostalampros, the star of the Lancaster team, followed this up with two more goals including a beautiful little chip over the keeper to make the score 3-1 to Lancaster and give him a hat-trick in the first quarter.

After a couple of great saves from the Lancaster keeper Patterson scored two more goals giving York the second hat-trick of the match in the first quarter. York player Perhins scored in the final minutes of the quarter giving York the advantage going into the break.

At start of the second quarter Lancaster’s Kostalampros equalised and Fitzpatich followed this up making it 5-4 to Lancaster half way through the second quarter. York equalised again though after a great surge forward, giving Patterson his fourth of the match. The rest of the quarter continued with Kostalampros of Lancaster and Patterson of York exchanging goals to equal the score at 7-7.

York’s Doran slipped one past the keeper at the end of the second quarter to give York the advantage going into the third.

Having scored a hat-trick in the both of the first two quarters Patterson began the third quarter scoring his eighth to give York a greater lead. He goes on to score three more in this quarter and with only one from Lancaster from an incredible long shot by Kostalampros, the score going into the final quarter is 8-12 to York.

Lancaster came fighting back in the final quarter, with goals from Pollet and Craven in quick succession, putting the score at 10-12. But Patterson’s twelfth goal and two more goals for York from King and Marshall meant that two for Lancaster from Kostalampros and the captain, Place were not enough to secure the win for Lancaster, leaving the final score at Lancaster 12 – 15 York.

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