Recreation lift Gomore A grade volleyball title

Normal, Sports

The National, Monday 23rd January 2012

RECREATION defied all odds to win the Gomore A grade men’s grand final after defeating Service 3-2 at Gomore village on Saturday.
Service were red hot favourites to win the finals after all their teams in the men’s A and B grade and women’s A and B grade made the finals.
But that wasn’t to be with only their B grade men coming through successfully with a 3-1 win over Recreation.
The B grade women were outclassed by Devotion 3-1 while in the women’s A grade Devotion thrashed Service 3-0.
And it was up to the Service A grade team to win their club another grand final but Creation spoilt their party.
Recreation led by spikers Meda Meda, Gui Gui, Leva Gumu and Morea Dimoi were in good form in the last three sets.
Service raced away quickly to a comfortably lead and looked to win the final very easily when they won the first two sets 25-15 and 25-19.
Evergreen Jackson Godua, Venuo Venuo, Madina Meda, Kabu Kabua and Kino Keve led Service’s assault in the first two sets.
Recreation were never really in the hunt in the opening sets and trailed for most of the encounter. They gave Service spikers a lot of opportunities to find space across the net to score points.
However, the tide turned around in the third set when Recreation started putting their game plan together and their power spikers started hitting the ball into enemy territory.
Meda proved a handful for Service when he scored most of the points by spiking from the back court and from the outside.
Service lacked concentration especially in telling where the spikers would strike next cost them dearly.
After winning the third set 25-22 it was no turning back for Recreation who went on to win the fourth set 25-12 and fifth set 15-13 convincingly.
Patron Jack Iku congratulated all the four clubs – Recreation, Education, Devotion and Service – for making the 2011-12 competition successful.
Iku urged the youths to stay away from illegal activities and concentrate on helping the village community through sports.