Fifers Tops

Sunday evening’s Premier Volleyball League games at Bell’s Sports Centre saw the title race take another turn with three teams battling it out for this season’s league title.

Colin McGinlay’s Glenrothes based Team Fife came from third place up to first with close fought wins as well as thanks to other teams results against their main challengers. Fifers opened against Jamie Salvin’s Dodgy Spikers with Spikers taking the first set 25-18. Back came Fifers in the second set to level the game with a 25-19 score taking the game to a third set decider. Fifers strode to a 5-0 lead and Spikers fight back was too little too late with McGinley’s musketeers leading 13-7 at full time. Fifers then met Ian McGrath’s league leaders Mental Eagles and found themselves wanting as they crashed to a 12-25 first set defeat. The second set saw the Fifers rally and edge out the league leaders 25-20 setting up another third set decider. The Fife side stormed ahead 7-1 but an amazing come-back from Eagles saw them claw back to a two points’ difference before time was called, Fifers leading 10-8. Fifers followed this with an easier two sets to love win against Doug Crockart’s SoVoBo to sit at the top of the table by two points with one more game played.

Kinross sides Scotrange and Kintronics played each other in a local derby with Craig Donaldson’s Scotrange, back to full strength with Mark Cathro and Connor Boyle back in their ranks, again coming out on top to win 2-0. Scotrange then took on Mental Eagles and Team Fife can thank their Kinross neighbours for dumping the title challengers 25-21; 25-17.

Mental Eagles hitter Iain Cook attempting to breach the Scotrange blockers

Jack Watson’s Kintronics then had a close match against Stuart Anderson’s Hitting Bricks. Bricks won the first set fairly convincingly 25-14 but the second set was poised on a knife edge before Bricks cemented victory 27-25.

Both Spikers and Bricks also dumped SoVoBo to round off the evening’s play.

How they stand:

 

Pld Won Drwn Lost Sets Won Sets Lost Pts For Pts Agst League Points
Team Fife 15 12 0 3 24 8 726 480 117
Dodgy Spikers 14 11 0 3 23 6 677 499 115
Mental Eagles 14 10 1 3 22 7 685 527 114
Scotrange 13 5 2 6 11 13 385 462 59
Hitting Bricks 13 5 0 8 10 16 536 510 58
SoVoBo 13 1 0 12 3 24 301 611 21
Kintronics 12 1 1 10 2 21 341 562 16

 

This Sunday sees the Premier teams back in action at Bell’s Sports Centre with the pick of the games being Team Fife opening against Mental Eagles (refereeing team in brackets).

19:00 SoVoBo v Scotrange (Dodgy Spikers) Mental Eagles v Team Fife (Hitting Bricks)
19:45 Dodgy Spikers v Hitting Bricks (Kintronics) SoVoBo v Team Fife (Mental Eagles)
20:30 Mental Eagles v Scotrange (SoVoBo) Kintronics v Hitting Bricks (Team Fife)
21:15 Team Fife v Hitting Bricks (Scotrange) Dodgy Spikers v Kintronics (Mental Eagles)
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