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Men's Div. 2 A : Crusaders and Thunderball battle
Posted by Douglas Barr-Hamilton on 2017/4/29 15:30:00 (151 reads)

Flaming Six Crusaders beat Thunderball (Men’s D2A - London Volleyball League)
21:19 15:21 21:13 21:10

before mid match weakness manifested
For a couple of sets this match had the makings of one of the best games of the season but an inexplicable loss of form by Thunderball in the third set led inexorably to a loss of confidence in the fourth and to Crusaders' consolidation of third place in the division.

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Men's Div. 2 A : Enjoying Gaol
Posted by Douglas Barr-Hamilton on 2017/4/24 19:00:51 (150 reads)

Possible opposition for 2017/18 (Men’s D2 A or B - London Volleyball League)
HMP Wormwood Scrubs asks to return
The Association has received a request from H M Prison Wormwood Scrubs to play in our division next season. The team has participated in the league in the past, playing as Tunnel Diggers and older members will remember enjoying friendly and sporting games in their excellent sports hall as well as the hassles and anxieties of getting through security. One thing becomes clear from the experience; it must be easier to get out of jail than to get in.

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Men's Div. 2 A : Bears success at Greenhouse
Posted by Douglas Barr-Hamilton on 2017/4/24 14:10:00 (129 reads)

EBC Greenhouse lost to Balham Bears Red (Men’s D2A - London Volleyball League)
11:21 14:21 16:21

Second spot secured
If Crusaders win 3:0 while this game is being played (23rd April) and again in their final game of the season, their winning only 2:3 would condemn Bears to third place in the division, 1:3 to a count back of points scored while 0:3 would secure second place. They clearly knew what they had to do.

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Men's Div. 2 A : Baks take title at Thunderball
Posted by Douglas Barr-Hamilton on 2017/4/13 13:47:04 (132 reads)

Thunderball lost to Baks 2 (Men’s D2A - London Volleyball League)
15:21 18:21 21:23

Overcoming third set scare
Baks first and second teams may be competing together in Division One next season. Of course, the first team will need to be relegated from the Premier Division but they are equal on points with the bottom team, Lionhearts Alpha, seventh grace of better sets won/lost figures and with the tougher of the single fixture each still has to play: Alpha against Richmond, current fifth while Baks take on third placed Flaming Six Aces. It's a distinct possibility. The second team are there, promotion assured after beating Thunderball.

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Men's Div. 2 A : Crusaders bounce Baks
Posted by Douglas Barr-Hamilton on 2017/4/3 16:50:00 (103 reads)

Flaming six Crusaders beat Baks 2 (Men’s D2A - London Volleyball League)
27:25 19:21 21:17 20:22 15:12

Unbeaten record broken
Their venue's post fittings still not repaired, Crusaders needed to move this rearranged meeting to Battersea Sports Centre and, only able to bring a minimum sized squad Baks 2, the division's leaders, struggled against a battling host and, in a close finish, eventually went down although they retain top spot and remain favourites for promotion.

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