Deacons let lead slip away, Cawmere win
Cawmere came from a set down to drive another nail into the coffin of RBC/RBTT Deacons’ winless season when the penultimate games of the Goddard Enterprises Division One Volleyball League were played at the Wildey Gym on Tuesday night.
In spite of a tremendous effort from US-based player Daren Gill, Deacons just could not hold off the fury of Cawmere who, in a bid to earn the third spot, took the match 26-24, 25-22,25-23, 25-22.
Shawn Simpson, Raffael Lovell, Wendell Beckles, setter Ramon Blades and the loquacious nomad Eadium Cobham beat Deacons in thrash talk, aggression and play in a game which was as volatile as a cup decider.
Although Deacons would have been guaranteed the second spot, they would have wanted to end the season last night with a victory over old enemies Progressive. On the other hand, Progressive would have needed the win to deny Cawmere the third spot.
The three women matches which were played on Tuesday night were all one-sided contests as Chargers women moved one game away from a perfect season and quadruple crowns for their club.
Chargers dismissed Sentry Insurance Brokers Deacons with an authoritative 25-22, 25-15, 25-17. Rockets kept up their slim hopes of denying Chargers by hammering Plus The Club 25-7, 25-14, 25-18 and Warrens also finished their season in style by dumping Security Safe Carlton 25-5, 25-21, 25-21.
Last night, Chargers needed to win only one set in their final game against the Rockets to claim the double and join Deacons’ historic effort of 2000 when they won all four Division One titles.