The Glenrothes based Team Fife continues to set the pace in the Perth Volleyball League.
Team Fife are leading the league, currently sitting four points above Scotrange, having played a game more.
On Sunday Premier League volleyball returned to Bell’s Sports Centre for the first fixtures of the new year and play was distinctly rusty for a number of teams including those scrapping for the tightly contested top spot.
Colin McGinley’s Team Fife opened their new year fixtures against Lizi Bush’s Misfits with the Glenrothes side in stunning form the first set winning 25-9, following this up with a 25-7 second set scoreline.
Johnny Robertson’s Mental Blocks were carrying out their own demolition job on luckless Dunfermline with Blockers blasting home 25-11; 25-9, Remick Hildebrandt and Andy Logan being Blocker’s main scorers.
It was local derby time next on court two with Gregor Walker’s Dodgy Spikers facing up to fellow Perth side Hitting Bricks.
Bricks just edged the first set 25-19 before an intriguing second set where neither side could establish dominance. Just on the final whistle Spikers led by 19 points to 17 thanks to fine work by Jamie Salvin.
Another local derby followed on court one with Graeme McIntyre’s Dunfermline facing fellow Fifers, Team Fife.
It was the Glenrothes side who dominated play with some fine setting by Art Kop as they finished victors 25-12; 25-12.
Dodgy Spikers won the first set 25-20 in their clash with Mental Blockers who took the second set 25-19 to set up a third set decider.
Blockers continued their fine form in the third set with setter Stuart Brown being instrumental in their 10-5 win.
With Team Fife and Scotrange now neck and neck at the top they played in the final two games of the evening where they both took maximum points in their games against Kintronics and Dunfermline respectively.
The Fife side now take over the top spot with Scotrange four points behind them.