Following an emphatic victory in last year’s inaugural encounter, Royal College, once again came into the game as overwhelming favourites and lived up to that title, winning the second Royal – Nalanda Water Polo Encounter comfortably.

Royal College dominated all aspects of the game to record a comfortable result heading into the Hayman.

Royal were on fire in the early stages, storming into a 3-0 lead within minutes. Adding one more goal later on, they could have put the game to bed but soon got complacent.

Photos: Royal College VS Nalanda College | U19 Water Polo Match

Nalanda, defending the shallow end of the pool in the first half, made their advantage count, as they stormed back to make it 4-3.

Even though the Nalanda defence showed promise, Royal went on head into the break with a healthy lead.

Half Time – Royal College 7 – 3 Nalanda College

Royal College, now attacking the deep side of the pool showed far more quality.

With a solid defensive base, the Reid Avenue lads had the license to attack and they sure did.

They got infront, scoring 3 quick goals to make it 10-3, but Nalanda clawed back with 2 of their own.

Royal continued to score at regular intervals, and were buoyed by the opportunity to hit a game-chasing Nalanda on the counter, storming to a 19-10 lead.

With the crowd backing them, Nalanda gave it one final push, scoring a couple of quickfire goals to take their tally to 16, but the lads from Reid Avenue added two more to finish the game off.

Royal have now won the first two of the encounters of this series, but will need to work on their defensive complancency if they are to overcome a disciplined S.Thomas’ side at the Hayman in a few days.

Full Time – Royal College 21 – 16 Nalanda College

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