Elche Waterpolo promotion hopes still in the frame


ELCHE WATERPOLO club’s promotion hopes to the National First Division, are out of their own hands after only picking up one point from their last three games.

A close, but ultimately disappointing 9-10 defeat to Granada last weekend left them languishing in third spot, relying on other team’s results in their quest to move up a division.

After a great run of results left their promotion prospects high, a loss at Malaga and a draw against Navarra, followed by their latest loss have seen their advantage slip and left other teams with a better chance.

The current standings are Montjuic (on 51 points), Malaga (on 46 points), Elche (45 points) and Premia (44 points) and with two games still to play, the best Elche can hope for is to win both of their remaining games and hope Malaga slip up.

In a further complicated twist to the season, fourth placed Previa, still have to play both Malaga and Elche, so a win against both teams would see them promoted.

On Saturday April 8 at 18.00h, Elche play leaders Montjuic, with a match against Previa to round the season off. Sergio Navarro;s team need to win their games and hope Malaga beat Previa, to be in with a chance.

PHOTO: Elche Waterpolo team during their 10-9 defeat to Granada which leaves their promotion hopes in the balance

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