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Demons face likely last chance for top-of-the-ladder play while B52s women can officially claim top spot

Derek GoforthGeraldton Guardian
Drew MacGregor is confident his team can reach the top of the ladder.
Camera IconDrew MacGregor is confident his team can reach the top of the ladder. Credit: Colin Sherman

With just four rounds to go in the Geraldton water polo season, there is still plenty to play for as teams look to lock in ladder positions ahead of finals.

In the men’s A-grade games, Demons will take on B52s with both sides coming off wins in their previous games.

The Demons have a chance to go to the top of the ladder if they win as they have a better goal difference, while the B52s will likely secure the top spot if they win by opening up a two-game gap and games against Rats and winless Country Week to come.

Demons goalie Drew MacGregor is confident in his side’s chances in the last games of the season.

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“It’s good to get back into playing after a break; the team’s feeling good after a good swim out,” he said.

“It took us a half to get going last week but we found good opportunities in the second half with some good set-ups and hard swimming.”

Rats take on the composite Country Week side and will be looking to regroup after their disappointment against the dominant Demons side.

In the women’s games, the dominant B52s will be looking to continue their superb form against Serpents, who are on a four-game losing streak.

Tenielle Hawke, the B52s and the league’s top scorer, praised her team for their outstanding season so far.

“It’s a team effort and the quality from all sides has been great to see this season,” she said.

Rats go against Demons, with many players due to return to the pool.

Both sides were up and down before the break and will be looking for more consistent performances in the run into finals.

Rats only just beat Serpents last round and will be conscious of not making as many mistakes this round.

Men’s B-grade has been a more even affair this season, with B52s and Demons having their fair share of success in the water.

B52s and B52s Relics will play their fourth derby of the season, with the tally sitting at 2-1 to the B52s team and the Relics looking to even up the score this weekend.

Demons take on Rats in the other B-grade match, with Demons’ Jack Cocking ready to add to his impressive goal tally so far this season.

Women’s B-grade ladder tells a similar story as the men’s, with B52s and Demons battling it out for the top two finishing places.

Both Rats and Serpents are not out of the running yet, with all sides statistically capable of a top two finish.

Serpents are taking on Rats this weekend and will be hoping to continue their good form after their 16-5 victory over Demons last round.

B52s will play Rats in the other B-grade match of the round.

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