Kintronics still suffering as volleyball returns

Kinross Scotrange (left) blocking a Hitting Bricks' attack.

Kinross Scotrange (left) blocking a Hitting Bricks' attack.

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Premier League volleyball returned to Bell’s Sports Centre as the first fixtures of the new year were played with things tight at the top.

Gregor Walker’s Dodgy Spikers met Carlo Fiorentini’s Kintronics first on court one with the Kinross outfit looking a bit hung-over in the first set as Spikers stormed to a 25-5 win.

The second set saw the Kinross side side-step their slumbers as each point was fought for but Spikers still finished on top 25-20.

Kintronics and Eagles met next and this one was really close.

The Kinross side just edged the first set 25-21 with Eagles dominating the second set to level the game with a 25-15 scoreline.

The third set was particularly close with the sides trading point for point.

At fourteen points each, the Kinross side served as the final hooter sounded and it was fortunate that an Eagles error gifted Kintronics that vital point to lead 15-14.

Misfits met Mental Blocks with Blockers again dominating this one winning 25-5; 25-10.

Craig Donaldson’s league leaders Scotrange opened their new year with a tough tie against second place Hitting Bricks.

The Kinross side were the better side in set one with Connor Boyle back in their ranks following an ankle injury, Scotrange winning 25-18.

The second set was much closer as Bricks upped their game, but it wasn’t enough as Scotrange just pipped them 25-23.

Dodgy Spikers then faced fellow local side Mental Blocks and this one too was close.

Spikers won the first set 25-20 with Blockers taking the second set25-19 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 neck and neck at the top they played in the final games of the evening, taking maximum points in their games against Kintronics and Dunfermline respectively.