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Colchester vs Hornchurch Seniors

Waterpolo: Colchester vs Hornchurch

20 March 2018

Colchester started the first quarter strongly but were guilty of missing numerous goal scoring opportunities. The Hornchurch goalkeeper Norman made plenty of saves and the frame of the goal was hit regularly. At the end of the first quarter Colchester led 3–2, with Hornchurch scoring 2 upon their rare foray into the Colchester area.

For the 2nd quarter Colchester were once again wasting scoring opportunities and it was not until halfway through the quarter that Colchester started to make those opportunities count and by the end of the quarter Colchester led 8–2.

In the 3rd quarter Hornchurch briefly threatened a comeback, but Colchester fielding a much younger team than their counterparts regained a strangle hold on the game to lead 12–4 by the end of the quarter.

In the 4th quarter Colchester shooting towards the deep end of the pool scored 3 goals in quick succession by Ben Chapman who was then rested so 14‑year old Adam Lecomber could have more game time. Adam will be pleased with his 2 goals scored tonight. One a cheeky lop into the far top corner of the net and the other following in on a rebound from a shot by his father and team Captain Simon Lecomber. With the older Hornchurch team tiring, Colchester ran out 18–5 winners.

2018 has seen 15‑year old Matthew Eaton acquit himself well in goal since taking over from the retired David Nicholson. But the player so far this year that has caught the eye is 17‑year old Ben Chapman. Who after playing regularly with the seniors for a couple of years now, is starting to look the part and has been the main goal scorer over the last few matches, including tonight’s match when he scored 6 goals. A good win by Colchester, but the score line could have been greater, if it was not for the Hornchurch goalkeeper making some good saves throughout the match and poor finishing in the early stages by Colchester.

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