Perth and Kinross district volleyball teams met at Bell’s Sports Centre on Sunday evening for the first round of Recreational League fixtures to kick off the new season.
Two Kinross teams met on court one as Mongrels faced the BB Wildcats. Callum Muir’s Mongrels proved too strong for the BB youngsters winning the first set 22-15. The second set was more closely contested but Mongrels finished ahead 22-19. Mongrels followed this up by defeating Perth High C to give them their best ever start to a league season. On court two, cup winners Kinross High School faced Mary Cook’s Aberfeldy and it was the Breadalbane side who recorded victory against an under-strength Kinross side. Aberfeldy also overcame Perth High C 25-20; 25-18.
It was the first “battle of the High Schools” as Lewis Crockart’s Perth High A met Mark Cathro’s Kinross High. On this occasion it was Kinross High who triumphed 25-14; 25-8. Perth High A recorded their first win against Jack Watson’s Kinross BB Wildcats 25-16; 25-20.
The second half of the evening started with Gregor Walker’s Hits & Giggles winning against Perth High B 25-17; 25-11 but were brought back to earth when they lost out to Jayne Cafferty’s Hitting Bricks, losing 12-25; 6-25. Bricks showed their title intentions by dumping Susan Scott’s PLUS Perth Mental Health 25-17; 25-13 to give them maximum points from their evening’s play. Ian McGrath’s Motley Crew had a close game against PLUS Perth Mental Health and were fortunate to win both sets 25-19; 25-21. Crew then met Lesley Kelly’s Tay Pearls finishing up by polishing off the Pearls 25-20; 25-13 to get their season off to a great start. Pearls also played Perth High B and it was Pearls who finsihed as winners 25-9; 25-20.
This Sunday sees the Recreational League sides meet for their second round of fixtures at Bell’s Sports Centre (refereeing side in brackets):
6 pm Motley Crew v Hits & Giggles (Mongrels)
Aberfeldy v BB Wildcats (Tay Pearls)
6:40 pm Hits & Giggles v Mongrels (Motley Crew)
Tay Pearls v Aberfeldy (BB Wildcats)
7:20 pm BB Wildcats v Motley Crew (Hits & Giggles)
Hitting Bricks v Tay Pearls (Aberfeldy)
8 pm Mongrels v Kinross High (Perth High B)
Perth High A v Perth High C (PLUS Perth Mental Health)
8:40 pm Perth High B v PLUS Perth Mental Health (Perth High C)
Kinross High v Hitting Bricks (Perth High A)
9:20 pm Perth High C v Perth High B (Kinross High)
PLUS Perth Mental Health Perth High A (Hitting Bricks)