UVC Men’s back on track with 2 wins over the weekend.
With this fixture being the last for the team before the Christmas break, the URBOND VC Mens had to get their season back on track and no better way to do so with 2 wins at home.
Fans and representatives from the mother organisation URBONDC.I.C. and the club’s sponsor, Richmond Motor Group, all turned out to support the team at the Priory Sports Centre. Also present at the venue to cheer up the team was Melanie, a representative of the Roberts Centre, the charity being supported by the club in 2017.
The first game of the fixture saw URBOND VC Mens taking on Wiltshire Mavericks who were currently 5th on the NVL table. The boys of Coach Wens wasted no time in thrashing their opponents 3 – 0 sets (25 – 23, 25 – 19, 25 – 22). With a slow start in the first set, the team came from behind to take the set with great hits from opposite hitter Akram S. who was unstoppable throughout the match. Setter Samir B. then combined with middle players Hans S. and Wens F. to easily sail through the remaining 2 sets of the game as both middle players were on fire!
The second game of the fixture saw Wiltshire Maverick take on Cardiff Celts VC 2. Wiltshire Mavericks won the game 3 – 0 sets.
The final game of the day saw URBOND VC take on Cardiff Celt VC 2. With 3 points also in the bag, Coach Wens stirred his boys to grab the next 3 points of the days. With a strong start, it was quite easy to see the game was going to be one sided as URBOND VC sailed through very easily taking the set 25 -10. Coach Wens introduce outside hitter Kamel B., back from injury for his first game and he wasted no time in producing top quality passing to enable setter Samir combine with junior middle hitter, Nasim K. and outside hitter Adamatios X. whose powerful hits gave the team the second set 25 – 11. The third set was no different from the other sets as fine defence and attacks saw URBOND VC win the final set 25 – 19 thereby winning the game 3 – 0 sets.
Speaking after the game, outside player Kwame K. said, “The atmosphere today was quite relaxed, and the boys played really well. I could see the team finishing higher this season than expected.”
Team captain, Sylwester M. said, “Absolutely amazing performance from the lads today and now we can have a good Christmas break.” URBOND VC Mens next game will be on January 19th, 2018 in Dartford against Guildford VC and Dartford Mens VC.