Last Sunday's first game of the day saw Tendring Men's 2 take on Richmond and with a squad of just 7 it required a complete team performance to get the win. Fortunately all players performed and the lads were able to secure a 3-0 victory with a Scoreline of 25-17 25-22 25-17 Tendring came out of the blocks with early service pressure forcing errors early on and took an early 8-3 lead. From there Richmond responded with some intelligent hitting and strong defensive work but 2 service runs towards the back end of the set saw tendring hold on to claim it 25-17.

The second set was a different story however as inconsistency and unforced errors saw tendring train for much of the second set. However Craig Lawrie stepped up to the plate swinging at a high efficiency rate with the help of stable setting from Liam Chinnery and an improvement in the passing from Chester Searle and Tom Dacey. Despite a good start Cameron Rhodes struggled to find his range in the second set making unenforced errors. A service run of 5 points from Lawrie completed the comeback effort and Tendring went up two sets to nil much to the frustration of their opposition. The third and final set saw contributions from everyone with Rhodes swinging more intelligently despite his service struggles. Tom Dacey was able to notch up a few more kills to go along with his reliable passing and middles James Chapman and Jack Nash continued to run hard to create space for the wing hitters. Chester Searle continued with his strong performance and added vital defensive touches to complete a solid performance for the Libero. This in turn meant that Tendring were able to ease ahead at each checkpoint in the set by being in front at 8,16 and 20 eventually winning to 17. Overall then a good performance against a tricky opposition but room for improvement for the team too. MVP Cameron Rhodes