Lancaster polo stars help England to perfect start

Lancaster, England and Great Britiain's Ciaran James.
Lancaster, England and Great Britiain's Ciaran James.
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Four of Lancaster’s water polo stars have been in fine form at the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships in Aberdeen.

Ciaran James, Glen Robinson and Tom Curwen have helped England to three wins from three in the men’s event with Katie Hesketh playing as the women raced to a 100 per cent record in their first two matches.

The men’s latest victory came with an 11-3 win over Wales on Tuesday. They had already seen off South Africa, 14-10 on Saturday, and New Zealand, 10-5 on Monday.

Hesketh and England’s women are the favourites for gold and started with a thumping 35-1 over Wales on Sunday before beating South Africa 9-3 the following day.

The men are currently second in their round robin group behind Malta who have played a game more. The seven teams play each other once before the top two play for gold on Saturday.

The women’s event has five teams with England currently second to Canada by just three goals.

As in the men’s event, the medals are decided after the group stage on the final day of competition at the Aberdeen Sports Village.

Both the England’s men and women face hosts Scotland on Wednesday night.