Under 18's notch up 5 wins out of 5!

June 13, 2015
The Porty U18's had a convincing win at the RCP tonight winning 19-5 v Aberdeen. Aberdeen are new to the league and found the going tough against the young Porty Team but to their credit they never stopped swimming. With a couple of regular players unavailable it allowed Maksim Livingstone and Max Rait from the U16 team to play in this U18 league.

4 goals from Captain Clayton Woods in the first quarter, 1 for Ben Scott and 1 for Esme McGregor along with great defence and swimming from Jodie White, Gregor Turner, Esme McGregor and Bethany Livingstone saw Porty take a 6-1 lead. However a disappointing 2nd quarter where it was 2-2 meant an 8-3 lead at half time. The 3rd was back to business as usual for Clayton with another 4 and Ben Scott 3 making the score 15-3 going into the last and the final score 19-5.

The game allowed every player to get water time and with goals coming from a mix of players it showed the depth and strength of the team against a very mobile Aberdeen team who kept swimming all match.

Team: James Gardner, Casey Scott (1), Jodie White, Esme McGregor (1), Clayton Woods (9), Bethany Livingstone, Ben Scott (5), Ethan Hogg, Gregor Turner, Stuart McBain (2), Max Rait, Maksim Livingstone (1)
 

U18’s show Character in Hard Fought Win

June 10, 2015

The U18’s continued their winning streak with a 15-14 win v Menzieshill at the Olympia Pool on Tuesday night. They started very well  like previous games with powerful shooting from Clayton Woods and excellent goalkeeping from James Gardner meant a 5-3 lead to Portobello at the end of the 1st quarter. However the 2nd period was a poor performance (5-2 loss) as the team seemed to lose their shape, the ball distribution up the pool was poor and James Gardiner was not offered any protection in...


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Under 16's continue Porty Winning Way

June 7, 2015
The U16 team had 2 Scottish National League games at the Royal Commonwealth Pool last night against Menzieshill and Stirling and managed 2 convincing wins to get their league challenge back on track. The team lost their opening 2 matches of the league to Aberdeen and Dunfermline before getting a win v Forth Vally and now with 2 wins last night this makes it 3 on the bounce for this young team.

In the first game v Menzieshill the Portobello team won 20-11 with goals from Gregor Turner (2), Esme...
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Hat-trick of victories for Porty U18 team!

June 4, 2015
Following on from victory in Stirling on Sunday and an opening season win against Forth Valley this seemed to be, on paper, the toughest test so far in the Scottish National Leagues for the Portobello U18 team. However, from the start of this game Portobello were never in any serious danger from a normally mobile Warrender team that seemed to lack fire power or, was it the well organised Portobello defence and some outstanding saves by James Gardner that stopped Warrender in their tracks?! 

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Porty under 18's (98+) win 1st game of the season!

May 25, 2015
The 2015 season for the 98+ Scottish National League campaign got underway last Saturday at the Royal Commonwealth Pool against Forth Valley. Portobello were without Ben Scott who was at GB Junior trials and Carys Hardy who was representing Scotland Senior Ladies at the 8 Nations tournament in Dublin. This did however mean a debut at this level for Maksim Livingstone who despite being only 13 had 3 chances to score a debut goal but unfortunately for Maksim none found the net, on this occasion...

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Water Polo Update from Alan Anderson

February 4, 2014
The men’s team finished 4th in the British Water Polo League consolidating the same position as they had in the 2012-13 season with a similar set of results, albeit with an improved defensive performance. Having qualified for the Super 5 competition from the result in first half of the season, Portobello fought out close games with the other four teams: winning three, drawing one and losing four games. The team is now preparing for the British Championships which will be played over 2 weeke...

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Positive signs despite loss against Manchester

October 26, 2013
Match report from today's encounter against Manchester by coach Alan Anderson:

Our first game of the super 5s turned out to be a close encounter, with only 8 players due to the date of the event being changed and players already committed and illness meant we only had 8 players, hardly ideal to play the team who finished top after the first round of matches.


A good controlled start, strong defense and positive attack saw us lead 4-1 before ending up 6-4 lead at half time. A few lapses on concen...
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2 wins this weekend in BWPL

October 1, 2013

Porty came away from this weekend's BWPL matches in Sheffield with two convincing wins.

On Saturday they won the "Scottish derby" against Caledonia by 13 goals to 7. Porty went 5-0 up by the mid-point of the second period and closed the game out from there.


On Sunday they would take a 27-7 win over penguin. The boys ran through the penguin defence with strong counter attacks. Ivan Losa bagged a magnificent 12 goals!

These results promote Porty to 5th position in Division 1 and the team are look...
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Sporting Honour for Alan Anderson

May 30, 2013
We are delighted to announce that on Tuesday 28th May 2013, Alan Anderson was inducted into the University of Edinburgh Sports Hall of Fame. This is the highest sporting honour that the University can bestow and is confined to graduates of the University who have attained world class performance in their sport and/or competed internationally over an extended period of time. Alan joins PASC's very own Sir Peter Heatley along with an elite list of sportsmen and women such as Sir Chris Hoy, Kath...
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Club Photograph for Jack Snowdon

May 22, 2013
On 8th June 2013 Jack Snowdon, OBE turns 90 and he has indicated that at this tender age there are not many things you want but don't have already. However, the one thing he would like is a photograph of the whole club. It has therefore been agreed that there will be a photographer outside the baths at 4:15pm on 9th June and every club member is kindly asked to attend.

Jack has dedicated many decades to the development of Portobello ASC and it would be fantastic to have a full turn out.

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