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Men's Div. 2 A : Diggers nearly undermine Tuskers
Posted by Douglas Barr-Hamilton on 2017/11/1 15:00:00 (44 reads)

Tuskers beat Tunnel Diggers (Men’s D2 A/B - London Volleyball League)
21:6 21:18 23:21

Surprise so close
Make sure you get everyone to Wormwood Scrubs on time, is the message from the match on Sunday (29th October). Tuskers were missing one important player and, paradoxically, his absence
had an increasingly marked affect on performance as the game progressed probably as Tunnel Diggers got used to the rather unusual formation the team adopted.

The first set was a procession. Racing to a lead of 9:0 from their opposition's opening serve, a disheartened Tunnel Diggers never got over their poor start going from 15:2 to 21:6 without making an attack worth the description.

The second set was much better although both teams' service was on the weak side and few points were added on service. Tuskers looked to be winning the set fairly easily at 20:14 but, with Mo Hussein producing some steady serving at last and some spirited play in front court, Diggers closed to 20:18 before losing a rally and the set.

First Tunnel Diggers then Tuskers claimed a tiny lead in turn during the exciting third and, Tunnel Diggers playing much better, they eventually pulled ahead 16:19 and looked about to force at least a fourth set but Tuskers' experience eventually saw them home. They did well.

Congratulations too to referee Barry Sutton for ensuring a very sporting match.

HMP Wormwood Scrubs, East Acton, 29th October

Players:
Tuskers
Starting six: Joseph Barcelina, Jonathan Doyle, Marcin Krawlzyk, Peter Nunoo, Kris Pineda, Moro Segu.
Libero:
Other Players:
Coach: Jonathan Doyle.

Tunnel Diggers
Starting six: Lee Allen, Phil Dyer, A N Other, Beau Page, Tony McCann. Tommy Stenhaug,
Libero:
Other players: Cliff da Costa, Mo Hussein, Daniel Thomas.
Coach: Tony McCann,

Referee: Barry Sutton.

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