Volleyball: City of Edinburgh drop down

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City of Edinburgh lost their grip on the leadership of the men’s SVL Premier volleyball league when they suffered a home defeat to defending champions South Ayrshire.

They lost a tight three-set match 24-26, 20-25, 24-26 at Queensferry High to throw the title race wide open. City of Glasgow Ragazzi took over at the top with an impressive 25-12, 25-12, 25-14 win over NUVOC in Coatbridge.

But there was no change of fortunes for Edinburgh Jets at the start of the new year as they went down 18-25, 21-25, 23-25 to Scottish Cup holders Glasgow Mets in a competitive match.

In the women’s SVL Premier, City of Edinburgh took another big step towards retaining their title with a 25-14, 25-22, 25-22 win over QTS Troon.

Su Ragazzi continue to look threatening. With Great Britain Olympic captain Lynne Beattie having returned from a beach volleyball camp in Tenerife, they dismantled NUVOC in straight sets 25-22, 25-2, 25-21.

Edinburgh Jets beat bottom club Aberdonia 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18.