Sydney and Melbourne’s gay and lesbian water polo clubs went head to head last month at the South Yarra Sports Centre for their annual grudge match.
The Melbourne Surge started strongly, scoring two quick goals in the first quarter of the match. A third goal in the second quarter by the Surge took them further ahead but the Sydney Stingers fought back in the last quarter.
It was a close competition, with the Melbourne Surge defeating the Sydney Stingers, five points to four.
“In reality, this is a good result,” Sydney Stingers captain Dave Armour said.
“The Melbourne Surge are expected to perform very well at this year’s Gay Games in Cologne, and we outscored them for three of the four quarters during the match.
“So while it’s disappointing to lose, we can walk away from the match knowing we held our own and look at concrete things to improve in our game for the next time we meet.”
The teams celebrated after the match with a joint social gathering and dinner. The two clubs are set to clash again in June before they compete at the Cologne Gay Games in August.
info: For more information on the Sydney Stingers visit www.sydneystingers.org.au or for the Melbourne Surge visit www.melbournesurge.org