VOLLEYBALL: Saracens win tight match with University

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Spalding Saracens youngsters enjoyed their usual tight game against Lincoln University before coming out 3-0 winners.

Each set went to 23-23 before Saracens stepped up to the plate and took the initiative.

With the first set going point for point, neither team was able to take the advantage. However with Scott Chuter serving, Saracens held their nerve and got the final two points, leaving them 1-0 ahead.

The second set followed a similar pattern although Lincoln went three points ahead on two occasions.

But again Saracens were able to pull back and relative newcomer Isaac Cook kept his head to serve out for 2-0.

After going 4-0 behind at the outset it looked like Saracens were going to concede the third set, but 13-year-old Josie Periam, in only her second match, served Saracens back into the lead.

Lincoln hit back to lead 24-23, Saracens got two points to serve for the match and Steve Jackson served them to victory.

Coach Tim Barzycki said: “I have been saying for a while that they are only a couple of points away from winning matches and today they proved me right.

“It’s a great victory, their second this season, which leaves them in second place.”

There were some strong performances from all players with Tim Barrass receiving the player of the match award and Shannon Grooby most valuable player.

Training takes place on Mondays and Thursdays at Spalding Grammar school for children aged ten and over, plus women. Contact Tim on 0750 6409 308 for further information.