Volleyball: City of Edinburgh desperate to get revenge on Kilmarnock Blaze after painful defeat

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City OF EDINBURGH get 
the chance of instant revenge as they seek to extinguish 
Kilmarnock Blaze tomorrow 
at Queensferry High School 
in the men’s Schelde 
Sports Scottish Volleyball League.

Blaze ended Edinburgh’s nine-month unbeaten record 
in the final of the John Syer 
Trophy after the Capital 
side had led by two sets and 
had a five-point lead in the third.

It was as painful a loss as they come, but Edinburgh can go some way to repairing the damage with a win tomorrow which would ensure they lead the league going into the festive break.

Mike Penny is still sidelined with ankle ligament damage, but he was due to have surgery this week.

Player-coach Barry McGuigan always believed his team would be stronger in the second 
half of the season so a win 
tomorrow would put 
Edinburgh ahead of schedule as they attempt to regain the league crown.

It promises to be a spectacular day at Queensferry, with the venue also hosting Edinburgh’s clash with Troon Team Ayrshire at the top of the women’s league.

Last Sunday’s match-up in the final of the John Syer Trophy proved an epic which went one way and then the other before Edinburgh nabbed the silverware.

There is little to choose between the teams and the stakes are high again with Edinburgh knowing that a defeat would leave them with a lot to do in the second half of the campaign.

Troon have not lost in the league and, whatever happens, will still lead the league at the festive break.

The action starts at 12.30pm with the men’s match following at 2.30pm.