17-19 Classification: Trinidad & Tobago vs. Peru
T & T cruise to victory on back vocal home support
Trinidad and Tobago has secured their first victory of the championships with a well-deserved 13-8 victory over Peru on Day 7.
Russell Ferreira and Jonathan Gillette were the heroes for T & T as they netted eight goals between them to help set up a 17th v 18th playoff against South Africa on Saturday.
Trinidad and Tobago opened the scoring through Marc Stauble, before Gillette and Ferreira found the back of the net to make it 3-1 at the first break.
It was a tight opening term with T & T able to expose the Peruvian defence on a more regular basis.
Ferreira extended his dominance in the second, scoring three of his team’s four goals to give the Caribbean nation a comfortable 7-3 lead at half time.
Peru found their three goals through Sebastian Morales and Gerson Rolawdo, and the pair continued their team’s revival with another three in the third term.
Diego Villar then got in on the act scoring two of his own to give Peru a sniff of victory, but their resistance was short lived
Gillette slotted home three in the second half to give Trinidad their very first win at a water polo world championship. Gillette said it was exciting to win their first match and praised his teammates for a fantastic effort.
“It feels really good to get our first win. We played very good as a team and it was good to have a healthy fan base. We made some mistakes but I’m very happy,” Gillette said.
“I feel pretty good with how I played and I had every shot on target, but I couldn’t have done it without my team.”
Peru now finishes 19th, and after a week of valuable international experience, coach Jose Luque said his team will take many great lessons away from visit to Australia.
“I have gained a lot of information from different nations around the world, so in the future we can have better results.
“I have learnt many pros and cons about coaching so in future we can work on that and be more successful.
“In general it has been a good championship and we have learned a lot so hopefully one day we can make it into the top 10.”
Story by Lloyd Green
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Peru
Result: Trinidad & Tobago 13 beat Peru 8
Quarters: (3-1, 4-2, 2-3, 3-3)
Scorers TRI: Russell Ferreira 4, Jonathan Gillette 4, Marc Stauble, Daniel Tardieu, Justin Bodden, Christian Chee Foon, Kieron Emmanuel
Scorers PER: Sebastian Morales 3, Gerson Rolawdo 3, Diego Villar 2
Trinidad And Tobago: Sebastian Van Reeken, Christian Chee Foon, Daniel Tardieu, Johann Callender, Kieron Emmanuel, Russell Ferreira, Jonathan Gillette, Andrew Chin Lee, Shaquille Mitchell, Marc Stauble, Justin Bodden, Adrian Hinds
Peru: Luis Vidal, Nick Pizarro, Aldo Rodriguez, Rodrigo Recabarrew, Eduardo Grandes, Victor Giordano Castillo, Gerson Rolawdo, Piero Padno, Nicolas Rodruquez, Diego Villar, Agusto Otero, Sebastian Morales, Jesus Angulo
Jonathon Gillette was a star for T & T in the second half
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