Docklands in five-set glee

LONDON Docklands Volleyball returned to winning ways in a five-set thriller against London Lynx. When Docklands led 19-16 in the third set, after already taking the first two sets, it looked as though the home side would ease to a 3-0 win. But Lynx coa

LONDON Docklands Volleyball returned to winning ways in a five-set thriller against London Lynx.

When Docklands led 19-16 in the third set, after already taking the first two sets, it looked as though the home side would ease to a 3-0 win.

But Lynx coach Al Karakoc called a time out and a Docklands' serving error gave Lynx some hope.

The visitors then tied the scores at 19-19 and went on to seal the set 24-22.


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Before this stage, Docklands had been in control with Daniele Di Bella running offence intelligently.

Docklands enjoyed commanding leads in both opening sets and coasted to 25-18 and 25-21 victories.

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After winning the third set, Lynx confidently took the game back to Docklands and Karakoc's men edged the fourth set 25-22.

Boris Halatchev starred for Docklands in the fifth set shoot-out sealing a 15-10 win with his eighth kill of the match.

Legrand said: "We've always enjoyed some fierce battles with Lynx over the years and it wasn't a surprise that we went to five sets.

"But I was confident we would survive a fifth set and we showed great control to dominate it in the end.

"I was pleased we were able to use almost everyone today and they all played a part in our win.

"It proved that we have a strong squad and when we needed to make changes we were able to call on some experienced guys."

Docklands travel to Newcastle Staffs on Saturday.

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