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Men's Div. 2 B : Dynasty wear down Rebels
Posted by Douglas Barr-Hamilton on 2018/3/13 14:10:00 (112 reads)

Red Rebels lost to Dynasty (Men’s D2B - London Volleyball League)
19:21 17:21 8:21

Best of the rest as title battle rages
These teams each arrived at the match with a similar record and, as both use the Academy for their matches, neither with home advantage so it was no surprise to enjoy a thrilling exhibition of volleyball for two sets but a disappointing anti-climax when Rebels collapsed in the third albeit to some great play by Dynasty.

Rebels arrived with a minimum size squad but looked the better side throughout almost all the opening set. The won the first three rallies and led until Dynasty levelled the score at 14-all although even then, they proved resilient enough to lead again until 18:all from which point Dynasty raced to the end of the set.

It was Dynasty that made the better start to the second set but Rebels quickly raised their game to level the score at 9:all before going two points ahead. After a very competitive period of play, they still led at 17:16 but their guests raised their performance once more to take a 2:0 lead.

Rebels won the first rally of the third, receiving and then the second with Hoanh Lam. Then they collapsed. Dynasty took the next four points and, after side out, four more. With Anthony Alexis stretching the back court, they then went from 5:8 to 5:16 before Rebels halted the slide but they were clearly out of the game and Dynasty quickly polished off their resistance.

They go top of the table but only because they have played several more games than the three behind them who are all poised to sprint past as they play their next few games.

Peckham Academy, Peckham Rye, 6th March

Players:
London Red Rebels
Starting Six: Massimo Esposito, Denzil Faure (captain), Pasha Grisenkov, Val Grisenkov, Hoanh Lam, Nuno-Filipe Pina
Libero:
Other Players:
Coach: Denzil Faure

Dynasty
Starting Six: Anthony Alexis, Steve Leung, Uayporn Seeta, Mark Shek (captain). Simon Shi. Nicky Wong.
Libero:
Other players: Libon Fung,. Ling Luan,
Coach: Libon Fung.

Referee: Rommel Medenilla.

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