St Albans Harrier vs Tendring VC Men

Tendring traveled to St. Albans today for they meeting with St. Albans Harriers. Tendring came out strong with the amazing service pressure that was forcing errors and substitutions from the opposition. Nick Davies was distributing the ball nicely to the middles Derek Guimond and Mitchell Lawrence allowing them to hit over the top, and around the block to kill the rallies. This was very noticeable throughout the whole match with only 2 or 3 sets to the middle being lost. Tendring went on to win the first set convincingly 25-10.


Once again into the second set Tendring didn’t let off the gas. Stuart Dove took Tendring into the first technical time out with a thunderous block through the right side sending the ball straight down! Tendring didn’t let off the whole set with some great defence from the libero, Jack Bruce and the outside hitters Robert Chilcoat and Constantino Yiannakkos. Tendring go on to win the second set 25-20.

The third set started differently with St. Albans Harriers coming out all guns blazing. This forced the Tendring side to take a timeout early and compose themselves. Ben Wilson from the bench composed the side and sent them back out onto the court with the correct game plan to get back in front. St. Albans continued to show that they would not back down and took the third set 25-23.

After composing themselves and a solid team talk from outside hitter Robert Chilcoat, the team walked out on court and setter Nick Davies took Tendring to the first technical timeout, 8-0 up. With some impressive defence from the Tendring side there were no balls touching their side of the court. This was the Tendring side that came out in the first and second set, once again in their top gear. Robert Chilcoat and Constantinos Yiannakkos were high through the left side, running some impressive combinations to put the ball down on the opposition side. Tendring won the fourth set 25-10 securing the victory and putting them second in the table with a game in hand.

Mother Baker award goes to Nick Davies.

MVP from the opposition goes to Derek Guimond.