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Oxford Students default Saturday's match to guarantee Rockets play off place!

posted 29 Mar 2012, 00:59 by Web Admin   [ updated 29 Mar 2012, 04:22 ]
Nottingham Rockets Men’s first team currently sit top of Division 2 North with one game in hand over league rivals Danes Watford. The squad were due to play Oxford Students this Saturday - but the opposition have defaulted the match - shockingly this is the 5th match in Division 2N to be forfeited this year - surely higher fines must be introduced in the NVLto prevent this from happening! On the plus side, this now confirms Rockets will finish either 1st or 2nd this year.


Unfortunately the top spot is under the control of second placed Danes Watford, who only need to win their final game to guarantee league victory due to their superior set difference. Rockets have beaten Danes (the only team to do so) on both meetings, but lost two games themselves earlier in the season which could cost them the title.


Rockets must hope Danes Watford slip up against Newcastle (Staffs) 2 – Staffs are currently training very hard for the Under 18 National Final and have some very talented youngsters, so fingers crossed!
The squad are guaranteed a minimum of 2nd place in the league - which would put them into the promotional play offs for a spot in Division 1 next season. These are scheduled for the 21st of April at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering.