Grantham v Calverton & Bingham Notts Men's League 23rd March 2017
Grantham Water Polo Club men's team recorded their first Notts League victory last night overcoming local rivals Calverton & Bingham edging a very close game 8 - 7.
David Reeves opened the scoring with Josh Peters and Luke Rees adding a goal apiece in the 2nd quarter to give Grantham a 3 - 2 lead at half time.
The 3rd quarter saw Bingham take the lead 3 - 5 following 2 penalty offences by Luke Rees before Alex Kerr scored for Grantham with 1 second remaining.
Jake Manderfield leveled the scores at 5 - 5 with further quick goals coming from Cameron Terry and David Reeves to give Grantham a 2 goal advantage with less than 3 minutes remaining.
A brief lapse in concentration from Jake Manderfield gifted Bingham a goal before Alex Kerr restored the 2 goal advantage.
With 2 seconds left Bingham scored a long range goal, the only error from Gareth Chen-Rees during a superb performance in goal to give Grantham a much deserved first league victory. Thanks to all team members Gareth Chen-Rees, Alex Kerr, David Reeves, Jake Manderfield, Josh Peters, Adam Smith, Cameron Terry, Luke Rees, Richard Earley, Ollie Walker, Aiden Burton and Cam Manderfield. Special thanks to Sally Dunlop, Karina Peters and Helen Earley for running the table and to those who came to support.