Early two set lead fades to defeat in play-off start

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It was one win grabbed from the jaws of defeat and one defeat grabbed from the jaws of victory last Saturday in the National League 1 games for Dundee.  The men hosted City of Edinburgh ll at Craigie High School and started well.  They found themselves 4/10 down, after some good serving from the visitors.  They hauled themselves back into the game with scores from Mike Coward and Boris Prodanov.  Both sides traded points and Dundee trailed 19/20.  They won a quick side-out point and then went to 23/20, with points on the back of Colin Mcevoy’s service.   The 3-point lead was enough to win the set 25/23.  Edinburgh took a 3/0 lead in the second set but runs of points gave the home side the advantage at 16/14.  Again points were traded and at 21/21 Dundee won the service with a hit from Rad Marinov.  Up stepped Prodanov and helped with the next 3 points with penetrating serves to win the set 25/21.  The third set turned the game on its head, with Edinburgh scoring a run of 5 points, then 3, then 4, as they took the set 25/20.  Dundee switched their line-up and it seemed to pay dividends as they held an early 10/8 lead.  Edinburgh altered their attack using more precise and probing shots to force the home defence into errors.  It was point for point until the visitors took the final 2 points to force the tie-break set winning 25/22.

Despite returning to their winning starting line-up, it was Edinburgh who held their nerve and took the set 15/11 with an accomplished display to complete the comeback.

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