Premier League Penultimate Round

Perth’s premier volleyball league teams met at Perth College on Sunday evening for the penultimate round of fixtures for 2024.

With two games to play, Dodgy Spikers kept up their winning momentum by winning their three games. Their opening fixture against local rivals Perth Volleyball Club looked like they might suffer a loss being 17-20 behind. A run of six points without reply saw them restore a narrow lead before eventually winning 25-23; 13-9. Clackers were next up for the challenge but Spikers showed no mercy on the road to the championship winning 25-13; 22-17. In their final match against Kinross, Spikers were on fire, blowing their opponents away with a 25-7; 25-9 win to see them favourites to lift the championship trophy.

Nearest rivals Team Fife had a sticky start against Mental Blocks but did enough to keep Spikers in touching distance with a 26-24; 12-12 score. The Fifers other two games were both against Crieff. The first game saw Fifers win 25-18; 21-20 with their second encounter going Fifers way too – 25-21; 22-16.

In the other games Perth beat Mental Blocks and Eagles, Mental Blocks beat Kinross as did Eagles with Clackers defeating Eagles and Crieff.

How they stand:                              P             W           D            L             Points

Dodgy Spikers                                  12           11           0             1             100

Team Fife                                          12           10           0             2             90

Mental Blocks                                  12           5             1             6             65

Clackers                                             12           6             2             4             54

Perth                                                  12           5             2             5             52

This Sunday sees the Recreational League split into two with the top teams playing 42-minute games while the bottom teams continue with 35-minute games.

Top Six games:                                                               Bottom Five games:

6 pm Team Fife v Aberuthven Acers (Kinross)       6 pm Motley Crew v Paris Diggers (Aberfeldy)

6:42 Kinross v Aberuthven Acers (All Stars)           6:35 Motley Crew v Aberfeldy (Paris Diggers)

7:24 All Stars v Team Fife (Aberuthven Acers)       7:10 Paris Diggers v Kinross High (Motley Crew)

8:06 Kinross v Crieff (Nae Fear)                                 7:45 Aberfeldy v Kinross High (Tay Pearls)

8:48 All Stars v Nae Fear (Crieff)                               8:20 Motley Crew v Tay Pearls (Kinross High)

                                                                                          8:55 Aberfeldy v Tay Pearls (Motley Crew)

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