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London Volleyball : Onyx and Aces through in the Shield
Posted by Media Team on 2020/1/13 11:21:45 (22 reads)

London teams' latest results (National Volleyball Shield)
Black day for "Black"
The weekend had been reserved since the start of the season for completion of the third round of the knock out competitions and just three men's shield matches involving London clubs were outstanding.

West London's Onyx club have two teams still involved and both enjoyed a home draw, the first team playing on Saturday and the second, known a Onyx Black, on Sunday. Onyx came through against New Forest in three competitive sets but without ever being seriously challenged. In the next round they will again be at home against Tamworth who beat Guildford in four sets

On the other hand, Aces, mid-table in the first division, needed to travel to meet a challenging opponent in Weymouth Beach Academy, top of the second division. The closeness in standard was borne out in the opening set which the London side won 25:27 but the Beach collapsed to a comprehensive loss of the second set only to find Aces' form decline in the third, forcing a fourth which gave the visitors another away tie and the privilege of visiting Urbond Portsmouth in the last eight who beat Onyx Black the following day to prevent a guaranteed London representative in the semis.

Onyx Black had started well in winning the first set and continued to play good volleyball in the next two although Urbond shaded both. However, they lost form in the fourth to leave it to their club's first team to continue to fly its flag.

Results
Saturday
Men's Shield
Onyx beat New Forest, 25:19 25:18 25:18
Weymouth Beach Academy lost to London Aces, 25:27 13:25 25:16 22:26

Sunday
Men's Shield
Onyx Black lost Urbond Portsmouth, 25:18 22:25 22:25 14:25

Contributor, Douglas Barr-Hamilton

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