MVA League Matches 17th Nov – Reports

Super League Men

FDL set the pace
First win for Sliema

Mgarr - FDL Office Group 0:3 19-25;18-25;19-25

The defending champions Fleur de Lys were always in control throughout the
match. The first set started with Fleur de Lys taking a comfortable 4
point lead, which they improved upon as the set moved on and the closed
the set quite easily in their favour. Fleur de Lys started the second set
with a  fault missing their service. This followed by errors due to lack
of attention and Mgarr were in the lead 3-0. The bad start to the set
brought a reaction from the players and with better focus, they gradually
turned the score in their favour and the end of the set was similar to
that of the first set. The third set was decisive and Fleur de Lys raced
to an 8-0 lead thanks to
to good services and blocks. This provided Fleur de Lys with a golden
opportunity to rotate all their players and they won the match without any
problems.

Sliema Wanderers - Yahoos 3:1 26-24;22-25;25-19;25-23

The match started with some good play from the Yahoos players and they
opened up a good lead with the score 18-13, mainly thanks to good services
from Louis Sciriha. However a 5 point advantage was not enough as Sliema
managed to crawl their way back into the set and tied the score at 23-23.
Yahoos committed some mistakes and Sliema managed to close the set 26-24
in their favour. The second set was similar to the first but Yahoos
managed to build a healthy lead with the score 21-14, but drama was still
to follow as Sliema narrowed the gap to 22-23 but this time Yahoos were
more focused and closed the set in their favour. The third set quite
intense as both sets of players realized that this was an important set.
However, Sliema defended well and some good serves from Patrick Felice
Pace allowed them to close the third set in their favour. The fourth set
was very similar to the first set and Yahoos opened a 5 point lead at 8-3
but Sliema managed to equal the score at 8-8 and Sliema always managed to
maintain a lead to close the set in their favour as Sliema made fewer
errors at the end of set.