South Hants Ladies urge for support as they push for promotion

South Hants Ladies are pushing for promotion
South Hants Ladies are pushing for promotion
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SOUTH HANTS LADIES will aim to continue their march towards promotion this weekend.

And they are hoping for a good crowd to cheer them on as they look to go up into National Volleyball League division two south.

South Hants, who play their home games at Purbook Park School, in Waterlooville, sit at the summit of National Volleyball League division three south west.

Beverley Cooper’s side are on 52 points. They have just a one-point cushion over second-place Cardiff Falcons, as well as a game in hand.

South Hants have lost just one game all season, which came against rivals Solent Ladies in their last fixture.

Beforehand, they racked up an impressive 17-match winning streak which has put them in pole position for promotion.

South Hants got the better of Solent when they met in Bristol at the end of February.

Despite a sluggish start in the first set, captain Toni Lee inspired a fightback.

Her side went on to win the match in straight sets.

The Purbrook outfit then met hosts Team Bristol.

Again, the visitors were slow out of the blocks and needed a tie-break to win the first set.

But they bucked up their ideas and secured a second whitewash of the day.

South Hants had their winning streak snapped when Solent turned the tables on them on March 5.

The two rivals were involved in a thrilling encounter that went down to the final set.

But it was heartbreak for South Hants with Solent taking it 15-11 for a 3-2 win.

South Hants responded well as they beat Yeovil in their next march.

South Hants play their final home game of the season against City of Bristol Ladies this Sunday (11am) at Purbrook Park School sports hall (accessed by the rear gate), in Park Avenue. Entrance is free of charge.