TYLDESLEY women’s water polo team have secured promotion after coming through three difficult games at the weekend.

By beating London side Otter, the English Roses masters team and City of Bristol in Northampton, they have confirmed their place in Division One of the British Water Polo League for next season.

In the process, Tyldesley maintained their 100 per cent league record to gain promotion with two Division Two games still to play.

Their triple victory was all the more impressive as they were missing several players through other commitments.

Holly Toone scored six goals, with Honor Grimes netting four and Jordan Parsons three in Tyldesley’s first match – a 13-10 win over Otter – while their clash with the English Roses proved to be even more comfortable.

Grimes scored six goals and Parsons added five in an 18-10 victory, with Toone, Bethan Grimes and Eva Haworth scoring two each and Toni Farley netting once.

However, their final game of the weekend against City of Bristol proved an altogether different proposition as they fell foul of refereeing decisions.

With Tyldesley leading 8-4 at half time, Haworth and Honor Grimes were excluded from the game by the referees, with the latter having scored four goals.

With less than a minute remaining, City of Bristol levelled the match at 13-13 but Bethan Grimes lobbed in the winner in the dying seconds.

Toone and Parsons scored four goals each, with Tyldesley’s other goal coming from Grace Morley.