City of Sheffield Water Polo girls Under-15 squad were pipped in the final of the England National Age Group Championships at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.
After an early loss to Newton Abbot, hey went on to beat Otter Futura 16 -0 to reach the quarter-final in which they put out Cheltenham 13-0. City triumped 8-6 against Otter in a closely-fought semi final.
But in the final they again met Newton Abbot, who where stronger on the day leaving Sheffield beaten finalists, despite a battling display, and silver medalists.
Top goalscorer in a squad of 13 girls was the youngest, 12-year-old Anna Motley.
The squad: Grace Kaye (capt), Anna Motley, Kiah Dyas, Asia Law, Maddie Harrison, Hannah Cashman, Lydia Ralston, Poppy Stephenson, Jess Webb, Ella Boyer, Emma Jackson, Emily Crossley and Amy Wakefield.