Cracking derby in store as Jets face City of Edinburgh

Troon's Gillian Lyall
Troon's Gillian Lyall
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Edinburgh Jets’ title credentials come up for serious scrutiny tomorrow when they face City of Edinburgh in the men’s Schelde Sports Scottish Volleyball League at Queensferry High School (10.30am).

Only set difference separates the teams at the top of the table and the victors will have the honour of leading the league at the end of 2013. City are keen to hold onto their title and claimed the first piece of silverware of the season in the John Syer Trophy last Sunday.

Jets have made their best start to the season in many years and are still unbeaten in the league.

It is no less fascinating at the top of the women’s first division with champions City of Edinburgh hosting Troon Team Ayrshire just six days after the teams shared a five-set thriller in the John Syer Trophy final.

Edinburgh edged that one 15-13 in the fifth set but there was little to choose between the teams with the first set going to 31-29 in Troon’s favour.

The Ayrshire side cannot afford another loss if they are to win the league and City setter Jo Morgan knows they will fight for everything. “Troon played a very tight defensive game in which Gillian Lyall, their libero, was outstanding so we will have to be at our very best in offence,” the Olympian pointed out.

“Everyone knows it is another key game and being able to come from behind again in the last match shows that we too can be resilient and competitive.”

Fourth-placed Edinburgh Jets are not out of the mix yet and can boost their hopes with a win over North Lanarkshire tomorrow.