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GB dominate a young Bulgarian side in their 2nd Euro Champs pool game in the Netherlands -

file-12-09-2016-18-40-08A bright start for GB in Q1 of their 2nd pool game saw plenty of goals from the centre forward position with the GB Captain, Rosie Huck, netting a hat-trick and Annie Clapperton bagging 2 for a 5-1 GB lead.

Period 2 was a reprise of Q1 with six more goals from GB answered by a single Bulgarian score.

GB defensive focus dipped briefly in Q3 allowing the Bulgarians to score 3 but there was no let up at the other end with GB putting 7 past the long-suffering Bulgarian keeper, and then Q4 saw 9 GB goals with a better defensive performance restricting the Bulgarians to 1.

Final score, GB 27 – BUL 6 (5-1, 6-1, 7-3, 9-1)

Scorers:

Rosie Huck 7

Annie Clapperton 5

Cecily Turner 3

Kathy Rogers 3

Robyn Greenslade 2

Isobel Howe 2

Beth Bolton 2

Izzy Dean 1

Katy Cutler 1

Hannah Edwards 1

file-12-09-2016-18-40-39After the match Balasz Kis, Assistant GB Coach was pleased with what he saw: “We set the girls performance targets for this match against Bulgaria which they achieved. Although there were periods during the game when our tempo dropped off, in the end we delivered a better goal difference against the Bulgarians than the Slovakians achieved and this was pleasing. Our players performed well together with goals spread across the team, and we look forward to delivering against Slovakia”

2 goal Isobel Howe said, “ the game went really well with good performances from everyone. We are going to watch the Slovakia-Italy game now and then look forward to playing our game against Slovakia in 2 days’ time”

Match footage will be available on the England Water Polo YouTube channel and pictures on Flickr

The team will spend the day tomorrow with a light training session in the morning and then reviewing match video footage in the afternoon. Their next and final pool game is against Slovakia at noon local time on Weds 14th. Once again we will be Periscoping the game live and tweeting @ENGwaterpolo …we hope you will join us.

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