City of Edinburgh kept their four-point advantage at the top of the men’s Schelde Sports Scottish Volleyball League without firing on all cylinders against Bon Accord in Aberdeen.
They were just happy to come away with a 27-25, 20-25, 25-11, 25-23 win on a day when the points were more important than the performance.
Edinburgh have some breathing space at the top but player-coach Barry McGuigan will be looking for more from his players in the weeks ahead.
Kilmarnock Blaze, the champions, impressed with a 25-19, 25-14, 31-29 win over City of Glasgow Ragazzi and Edinburgh Jets are still in the frame after winning convincingly at South Ayrshire, 25-21, 25-18, 25-14.
In the women’s first division, City of Edinburgh beat Aberdonia in straight sets and remain joint second behind Troon with North Lanarkshire, who beat Edinburgh’s NUVOC.
Edinburgh Jets outclassed South Ayrshire 25-5, 25-3, 25-16 to keep ahead of Su Ragazzi on sets difference in the race for play-off places.