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Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands and France win medals at the 2018 ECA Canoe Polo European Club Championships

Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands and France win medals at the 2018 ECA Canoe Polo European Club Championships 9.9.2018

Nottingham was in the spotlight of canoe polo fans this weekend. Great Britain hosted the 2018 ECA Canoe Polo European Club Championships and hosting nation had a lot to celebrate on Sunday after the medal matches were concluded. Liverpool based Friends of Allonby (FOA) picked up two medals, both in men's and women's tournament. Clubs from France, Italy and Netherlands also reached the winner's podium.

FOA club from Liverpool was unbeatable in women's tournament. They have won all of their matches they have played this weekend, including the gold medal match. It was an impressive 7-3 win over their final opponents - French representatives of CD Loire-Atlantique IF, who were actually the defending champions. FOA were leading already in the first half with 4-3 after Katy Farley scored twice and Pru Blyth and Ginny Covles each added a goal. In the second half Katy Farley turned a penalty into a two goals lead and Pru Blyth and Danielle Brain closed the deal with the final two goals. 
Pru Blyth concluded the tournament on the top of the scorers board with a total of 14 goals. 
Bronze medal went to Netherlands thanks to the KV Keistad who scored three times for the 3-2 win over Germans ACC Hamburg. 
In the men's part of the tournament FOA Liverpool also aimed for the gold medal, but they have encountered an obsticle from Italy. Pro Scogli Chiavari won the final match with the 3-2 result. The match was pretty equal with defences on the top in both teams. Until the last minutes of the game the result was 1-1 when Luca Bellini put the Italians in the lead in the last stages of the final. The British team did not give up as Jack Playford scored less than 20 seconds before the end of the match. It was Italian experience and Luca Bellini who turned the match in favour of Italian squad who could then celebrate the title. 
Like in the women's part of the tournament, the bronze medal went to Netherlands. Dutch team Odysseus A defeated Italian team Polisportiva Canottieri Catania 6-5. 
After the excellent performances of his players FOA coach Mike Moffitt said, "It’s brilliant, two club teams in the final, I think it’s the first for a British team and maybe even a first for the European Clubs Championships. We couldn’t ask for more from the club to win one gold and one silver.”


Full results are available here: https://eca.torneopal.com/