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Weekend preview....

posted 2 Dec 2011, 06:36 by Web Admin   [ updated 2 Dec 2011, 06:37 ]
We look ahead to a busy three days of Rockets action this Saturday, Sunday and Monday…..


On Saturday, Rockets 1 Men head down to Oxford Students for a league match. The students sit just below Rockets in 4th place in the table so it looks set to be a tight match. In their last match, however, Oxford did lose a very tight battle with Loughborough Students 2-3, a team who Rockets recently beat convincingly so they go into the match as favourites.


Sunday sees the turn of the Under 18 Men to join the junior nationals’ action. The squad features several of our National League players including Men’s 1 Owen Lamb, Ieuan Lamb and Nick Shardlow. Rockets are in a small group of 4, with two qualifying through to the next round. They face Hyde Boys and Leeds VC, two relatively new faces on the junior scene. Leeds are largely unknown but Hyde Boys were easily defeated by the Rockets U16 side last weekend, so we can hope for a repeat performance in the Under 18s. Watford-based St Clement Danes complete the group and are likely to be the biggest challenge for Rockets with a long history of quality junior sides. Again Rockets are hosting, so any Rockets members with a free Sunday, please drop down to support and help the junior coaches out!


Women 1 have their third away triangular in NVL W3N on Sunday, facing Leeds Met Carnegie and North Riding Eagles up in Leeds. The squad already convincingly beat North Riding Eagles, a very young side, at home this season but have not yet faced Leeds Met 2. They have an identical record to Rockets with 4 wins and 1 loss to Warwick Riga. With injuries still plaguing the team, this could be a tricky one!


On Monday, Rockets Women 2 have their second home match of the season against league newbies Darkstar Volleyball. Darkstar have won all their matches so far, so Rockets are looking forward to a challenge after their straightforward win last Monday against Ashfield Vipers. Men 1 also train on the adjacent court, so it’ll be a busy night for Rockets!


Watch out for all the results updates next week….

Web Admin,
2 Dec 2011, 06:36