Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Deacons win heated encounter


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Cawmere and their mercurial player Eadiun Cobham added some drama to the Goddard Enterprises Limited Division 1 Volleyball League when the second round served off on Sunday night at the Wildey Gym.
Unfortunately that drama was for all the wrong reasons on a fixture where the six games were supposed to follow a boring one-sided script.  
Cawmere and Coverley Medical Centre Deacons were embroiled in a bruising battle that saw Deacons taking the first two sets and then almost grabbing the third, although Cawmere had led 24-18.
During the fourth set, Cobham smashed a kill into Deacons’ court making the score 17-20 and then he went under the net and into Deacons’ court to trash talk his opponents, although international referee Dale Addison had already warned the players on both teams about adhering to the rules.
Addison then issued a yellow card (warning) to Cobham after he decided to approach the referee’s stand to give some advice to the official that was not covered by the rule book or any publication relating to modesty. Cobham persisted in escalating his suggestions to Addison, which led to the player being disqualified and Cawmere losing the set and match 25-15, 25-9, 24-26, 25-17 as they had only six players available.
Defending men’s champions Chargers easily stretched their unbeaten record to 6-0 and a maximum 30 points by keeping Foundation United winless, 25-19, 25-18, 25-20.  
Second-placed Progressive kept in the hunt by stopping the Juniors, 23-25, 25-17, 25-12, 25-11.  Progressive have 27 points to Deacons’ 24.
No such scenes unfolded in the women’s matches as defending champions Warrens stopped Toners, 26-24, 25-12, 22-25, 25-23. Brydens Rockets blasted RBC Carlton, 25-13, 25-11, 25-17 and Freekz Customz Chargers beat Club United, 25-23, 29-27, 25-21.  
The Rockets, who lost their final first-round league game to Flow Sentry Brokers Deacons have taken over the lead with 32 points from a 6/0 record.  Deacons remain 6/0 and on 30 points as they had an off night. Warrens have moved to 26 points and Chargers have increased to 22.


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