Calm before the storm

by Colin Ingley

Last weekend saw Matlock Water Polo Club take a well-earned break from training before refocusing on the month and season ahead.

Still euphoric after qualifying for their first cup semi-final for eight years last week, coach Richard Sellors seized the Bank Holiday opportunity to give the players a rest before resuming the hard work last night.

“We achieved a lot against Bingham and we have been basking in the win. However, we still made mistakes that would have been punished by stronger opponents and we need to get league wins as well as cup progress. We cannot get complacent.”

Matlock entertain Hinckley on June 12 in what could be a competitive and physical encounter if the match there three weeks ago is any indication.

Meanwhile, super injunction scandals have continued to hit the club in the last few days after Jack Wood’s three helpings revelation last week.

A worried unnamed family member stated this week: “We just want to move on, hoping it is now all out in the open and that he didn’t have five or six portions we don’t yet know about!”

Richard Flint’s attempt to grow the world’s hottest chilli was also broadcast in the Commons earlier this week.

Jack did not attend the club’s curry night on Friday due to still being full and not wanting further controversy by being seen to eat in public.