Storm wins on the night

TAMWORTH Tigers and Eco Energy will have to fight it out another day for the first spot in the Tamworth men’s water polo grand final after Friday night’s stormy weather prevented their major semi-final from being played.

The minor semi-final between Southgate and the U16 rep boys was almost three-quarters of the way through when action was called off for the night.

There was a minute remaining in the third quarter.

Southgate were 6-nil up at that point and will go through to this Friday’s preliminary final, with the game judged complete enough for a result.

Officials are looking at possible dates to play the reschuled major semi.

Southgate stamped its authority on the game in the first quarter with Reece Rowbottom, Jason Gross and Laarn White all finding the back of the net.

Rowbottom and White scored again in the second quarter, along with Stu Wheeler, to stretch the lead to six at the main break. Earlier in the women’s game the Sharks were too strong for the 16s running out 7-2 victors.

They were also up 3-nil after the first quarter but were kept a bit quieter in the second to lead 4-nil at half-time.

The 16s pegged a goal back in the third quarter, outscoring the Sharks 2-1, but the Sharks pulled away again with a 2-nil final quarter.

Elle Wallington led the goal count with a double.

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