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The newly-established East Central Scotland Regional Volleyball League saw Colin McGinley’s Team Fife travel to Kinross for the second round of fixtures.

Both sides listed the maximum 12 players and all 12 competed at some point over the four set match.

Kinross has two teams which compete in the Perth District Premier League, Scotrange and Kintronics and it was the Scotrange six who lined up in the opening set against their Fife rivals.

The home side caught the visitors cold and soon had the set wrapped up with a 25-11 scoreline.

It was a complete change for the second set with the Kintronics six taking the court against a revamped Fife six.

Kinross again opened brightly and were soon 10-3 ahead but smart substitutions by the Fifers saw them make a comeback.

It was Kinross who held the first set point at 24-23 but unforced errors allowed Team Fife to steal the set and level the game with a 27-25 score. The third set saw the Scotrange six back on court and they took a while to settle with Fife scoring the first three points without reply.

Kinross eventually found their rhythm and went 2-1 ahead by winning the set 25-18.

For the fourth and final set the Kintronics six were back on court and again it was a much closer game with the scoreline creeping to 14 points each with Team Fife just edging victory by 25 points to 23. This was a fine advert for this new Scottish Volleyball Initiative with both sides thoroughly enjoying the “must play four sets” rule.