Search

Dockland win London volleyball derby

PUBLISHED: 16:51 21 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:06 05 October 2010

Docklands beat Lynx in East London derby

Docklands beat Lynx in East London derby

London Docklands Volleyball returned to winning ways in five-set thriller against local rivals London Lynx

London Docklands Volleyball returned to winning ways in five-set thriller against local rivals London Lynx.

After a disappointing performance last Sunday in Sheffield, Ian Legrand's men ensured they retained the bragging rights of east London volleyball.

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 set about punishing this lapse as kills by veteran Ed Ekanem and Wilco Burghout tied the scores at 19-19.

Further errors by Docklands assisted Lynx's plight, including a rare rotation fault on Docklands' serve.

This gave Lynx their first set point at 24-22 and a block by Burghout on Alexis Blair sealed the third set for Lynx.

Before this stage, Docklands had been in control with Daniele Di Bella running his offence intelligently whilst Docklands' serve was putting Lynx's passing unit under constant pressure.

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

After winning the third set, Lynx were loud and confident again, taking 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."

Docklands, travel to second from bottom Newcastle Staffs on Saturday.

Latest East London Sports News

NIHL South Two: Lee Valley Lions 2 Peterborough Phantoms 7

Yesterday, 15:00

Lee Angol says the Leyton Orient players have the mental strength to cope with the managerial departure of Carl Fletcher and bounce back from a poor run of form.

Yesterday, 12:00

Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton admits that recently sacked manager Carl Fletcher found it tough to embrace the culture at the club.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton discusses his future after the sacking of Carl Fletcher and the 2-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Matt Withers is joined by Dan Bennett and Dave Evans to discuss a busy week in east London football.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Ross Embleton will again take charge of Leyton Orient on Saturday against Scunthorpe United following the sacking of Carl Fletcher.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Rockwell, a London-focused mixed-use property developer, has confirmed its commitment to Westferry FC with a three-year sponsorship deal amounting to £6,000, to guarantee the future of Tower Hamlets' community football team.

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists