​Albury Tigers storm into Ovens and Murray water polo finals

 FINDING SPACE: Albury Tigers' Ben Land in action against Pool Pirates during their A-grade men's clash. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE
FINDING SPACE: Albury Tigers' Ben Land in action against Pool Pirates during their A-grade men's clash. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

ALBURY Tigers gained a psychological edge ahead of the Ovens and Murray A grade men’s finals by defeating Pool Pirates 11-3 at Albury Swim Centre on Sunday.

Although Pirates were missing Nash Clark and Jack Mitsch, Tigers would have been pleased with the result with the teams to clash in this weekend’s preliminary final.

We had a good spread of contributors and that’s always important

Jimmy Scannell

Jimmy Scannell was outstanding for the victors.

He was strong from start to finish with Josh Fagan and Harry Duck also in the thick of the action.

Pool Pirates had solid contributors in Peter Fenney and Tom Hawkesworth.

Albury Tigers went into the clash without goalkeeper Dom Bertazzo.

“It was a good win, but Pool Pirates are a good side and will be much tougher next week,” Scannell said.

“We had a good spread of contributors and that’s always important.”

In women’s A-grade, Pool Pirates edged out Albury Tigers 8-5.

Although Pirates were missing Annie Lefoe, the ladder leader had enough talent to finish the home and away series with a victory.

Sharks thrashed Northside 27-0.

Leah Dodd led the way with eight goals while Phebe McLeod found the net on four occasions.