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Men 2 take 5th place in strong finish to season!

posted 4 Apr 2012, 07:13 by Web Admin   [ updated 5 Apr 2012, 01:03 ]
Rockets Men 2 (playing in Division 3 North) finished their first season in the NVl very strongly this weekend, demonstrating just how far the team has come. With a mixture of more experienced players with several members of the junior squads the team has finished the season on evens – 7 wins and 7 losses – 4 wins in their last 5 games.


Boosted by the transfer of Joe Gretton from Men’s 1 in Janaury, who quickly picked up two MVP votes in January and gave additional experience to the team.Their real form began early in March - the squad beat eventual league winners Wigan Seahawks– one of the shock results of the division this season – in a great match watched by several other club members. They then went on to win against Kingsthorpe convincingly 3-0, but unfortunately lose out to Haughton Darlington.


A re-arranged fixture from earlier in the season saw them at Loughborough last weekend, with fellow East Midlanders Lions still holding onto the hope of a play off place. Their hopes were quickly crushed by Rockets who stormed to a 3-0 victory taking full advantage of a depleted end of season Lions squad. Earlier in the day they also came from two sets down to beat Kingsthorpe for the second time in a tight match to secure a solid 5th place in the league.


Well done to all the squad members, particularly the Under 18s who have adapted very quickly to senior volleyball at NVL level and a big thank you to coach Howard!


Weekend results:

V Kingsthorpe, 3 -2 (17-25, 21-25, 25-14, 25-20, 15-10)  MVP: Ping Wang

V Loughborough Lions, 3 – 0 (25-19, 25-14, 26-21) MVP: Ieuan Lamb


2011/2012 Squad: Ping Wang, Chris Jackson, Joe Gretton, Ieuan Lamb, Greg Shaw, Nick Shardlow, Andy Glossop, Adam Lagerberg, Ben Tomlinson, Pawel Widera, Dan Harness, Marcin Dabrowski, Mark Ward.