Press Report 27-1-17

A win in vain?

Men v Glasgow Mets ll

Dundee’s mens side travelled to Glasgow last Saturday with a mission to win by 3 sets to 0 against bottom side Glasgow Mets ll to keep their hope of a top-three finish alive.  Without main power hitter Mike Coward Louis Groshenry as asked to be his replacement.  The plan seemed to be off when the home side took a 14/10 lead in the first set with Dundee conceding 5 points in errors and 4 with service points from Mets.  A time out calmed the situation with Mets contributing 6 errors of their own to the score line. With the scores tied at 20/20 it was Dundee’s superior control and power from Oz Dowie and Groshenry that helped the visitors win the set 25/21.

Both sides traded points in the early part of the second set with Colin McEvoy a major influence winning 4 points in the 13/10 lead for Dundee.  Jamie Salvin joined in with2 scoring hits and Lewis Crockart entered the game and added 3 points with smart hits from the right side of the court.  It was Jamie Salvin again who won the last two points in the set to take a 2/0 lead winning comfortably 25/16.

The Mets side tried to change their line up but it was Dundee in control again with middle players Colin McEvoy and Craig Goldthorpe both scoring with quick attack hits and blocks from the Mets attack.  Play became untidy and several scrappy rallies helped the home side stay in touch at 11/16.  Salvin, Crockart and Groshenry all added to the score with big hits and it was Colin McEvoy, who won three points in a row, that gave the visitors match point. The final point was finally given up by Mets, with a hit out of court.  Dundee won the set 25/17 but the result may have been in vain as rivals Lenzie produced a shock 3/1 win over league leaders NUVOC from Edinburgh.  Dundee could find themselves involved in the bottom of the table play-off in March unless Mets can take a set from Lenzie.