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Men's Div. 2 A : SQUAD climb from Tunnel Diggers
Posted by Douglas Barr-Hamilton on 2017/12/13 12:31:38 (128 reads)

SQUAD beat Tunnel Diggers (Men’s D2A - London Volleyball League)
21:17 21:7 21:5

Leaves teams top and bottom
The progressively improving Tunnel Diggers surprised the high flying Burros team in the opening set but were then hit by a side that itself had been hit by the realisation that they ought to be well on top. And that's how they finished off the 'home' game played at their opponents' venue.

Credit to Tunnel Diggers all the same for a spirited opening twenty minutes. They matched SQUAD before slipping to 7:6 and then 11:6 when a time-out earned the side-out that created a run of points spearheaded by great serving by Mo Hussein that forced SQUAD to seek a time-out at 11;10 before Tunnel Diggers levelled the scores at 11:all. They remained in contention until 18:17 when a good rally brought Raphael Ruijsenaars: part of a double substitution at 11:10, to serve and he polished off the points needed for the set.

After that, it was all very one-sided and SQUAD finished in a style worthy of an unbeaten side that was leaping to the top of the league table.

HMP Wormwood Scrubs, East Acton, 10th December

Players:
SQUAD
Starting Six: Scott Anderson, Egor Nikishin, Maciej Pajak, Georgi Stanev, Luis Vigar, Artur Zapalowski.
Libero: Jin Ng.
Other players: Alessandro Ananasso, Daniele Liberatori, Raphael Ruijsenaars, Weerayut Somngam.
Coach: Priscilla Alves

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

Referee: Marcelo Radovan

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