Title in balance as City of Edinburgh face Jets

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City of Edinburgh face a do-or-die local volleyball derby against Edinburgh Jets tomorrow knowing defeat will almost certainly kill off their hopes of retaining the women’s Scottish League title.

City are currently fourth in division one with two defeats in six matches and know another loss would leave them with too much to do.

As the season resumes after the festive break, Jets lead the table, having not lost since Troon Team Ayrshire beat them on November 1.

Included in that unbeaten run was a tight three-set win over City. But the talismanic Mel Coutts made her comeback for City last month after a 16-month injury absence and she will make a huge difference.

Unbeaten Su Ragazzi remain title favourites but Jets, Troon and City are still in the mix.

In the men’s first division, City of Edinburgh – in a three-way tie at the top – face a treacherous trip to face South Ayrshire.

City have already lost twice to them this season, in the league and in the John Syer Trophy, and are hoping that, this time, they can make it third time lucky.

South Ayrshire, City and Glasgow Mets share the leadership but something has to give tomorrow.

Fourth-placed Edinburgh Jets travel north to take on winless Beacon Fire.