Udany start IBB Polonii Londyn
W pierwszym meczu sezonu podopieczni Piotra Grabana pewnie zwyciężyli z Malory Eagles London 3:0. Tym samym mistrzowie Anglii rozpoczynają rozgrywki z trzema punktami na swoim koncie. Siatkarze IBB Polonii Londyn zdominowali spotkanie pewnie pokonując przeciwnika (25:19,25:19,25:17). Mecz odbył się w ich własnej hali, Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre oraz przy niezawodnej publiczności, która licznie wspierała drużynę w pierwszym meczu sezonu.
– Uważam, że wczorajszy mecz stał na wysokim poziomie. Obie drużyny wykonywały swoje elementy bardzo dobrze. W każdym secie zacięta rywalizacja toczyła się do okolic 16 punktu. Po tym kluczowym momencie nasza drużyna utrzymywała swój poziom koncentracji i jakości gry, przeciwnik nie mógł poradzić sobie z ciągłym napieraniem ze strony zawodników i musiał uznać wyższość Polonii. Podobny schemat występował także w drugim i trzecim secie, gdzie my graliśmy o każdy punkt, piłkę. Wszyscy gracze wykonali kawał dobrej roboty, a kibice, którzy zagrzewali ich do walki byli po prostu fantastyczni. Zapraszamy na kolejne mecze. – powiedział trener IBB Polonii Londyn, Piotr Graban.
– Świetnie było powrócić do siatkarskich emocji. Cały Klub Kibica wyczekiwał tego meczu. Podwójnie cieszy fakt, że nasze działania przyciągnęły kolejnych zwolenników siatkówki. Chcemy się ciągle rozwijać i jeszcze prężniej funkcjonować. Tak jak IBB Polonia Londyn jest liderem pod względem organizacyjnym i sportowym w lidze angielskiej, tak my pragniemy być liderami wśród fanów tej dyscypliny na Wyspach Brytyjskich. Drużyna przeciwna także miała imponujący doping swoich fanów, którzy przybyli w sobotę do hali. Ich działanie zmotywowało również nas i zainspirowało do tworzenia jeszcze lepszych opraw meczowych.– skomentowała prezes Klubu Kibica Magda Raczyńska.
Kolejny mecz odbędzie się 01.10.2016 r. (sobota) także w hali domowej IBB Polonii Londyn. Tym razem do Brentford przyjadą siatkarze z Wessex Volleyball Club. Zmagania na parkiecie rozpoczną się o godzinie 15:00.
Successful season opener for IBB Polonia London Volleyball Club
In the first match of the season, the players, under the guidance of Piotr Graban, beat Malory Eagles London 3-0. The victory gave the English Champions three points for their hard work. The team defeated Malory Eagles quite comfortably (25:19, 25:19, 25:17). The match took place in the home venue of Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre in front of the faithful fans. It was great to see so many spectators at the first match of the season.
-I think that the game was of a high standard. Both teams managed their parts of the game well. The match was more or less level until the 16 point region in the first set, after which our team maintained a better level of concentration and quality of play. The opponents couldn’t cope with the pressure and succumbed to the higher quality of IBB Polonia London. The same scenario was evident in the second and third sets where we played hard for each point. Each player carried out their fair share of work, and the fans encouraged them vociferously! They are warmly invited back to the next match. – said coach Piotr Graban.
-It was great to get back to watching volleyball. The entire official Fan Club was looking forward to the first match. It’s great to see that we have attracted new spectators. We want to develop still further and continue supporting in other ways. It’s good to see that IBB Polonia London is the leader in terms of organisation as well as sport in the English League. We aspire to continue to be the leaders in volleyball supporters in the UK. The opponents also had some support during the match and their cheering motivated us even further during the match. – said President of the official IBB Polonia London Fan Club.
The next match will take place on the 1st October 2016 at the home venue of Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, Brentford at 3pm. The match will be against the team of Wessex Volleyball Club.
NVL Super 8 : IBB Polonia down Malory Eagles
Over 100 watch season opener
It was a warm day and still seemed like summer rather than the opening day of the volleyball season and the bulk of the spectators rather drifted in over the first set while the famous Polonia drum and home support dominated the venue from the opening rallies. By late in the second set most were settled and enthralled.
Pre-match chat had the home side as clear favourites: last season’s double winners, champions and cup winners against the team that struggled to avoid relegation in the play-offs. It turned out to be much tighter than that, probably not even as big a gap in performance as six points or more a set suggests. In the opening set, Eagles declared their intentions by winning the first rally and making it clear they were not intimidated by the impressive warm-up but rather, as is traditional, would produce their best against the champions. At 16;all it was still anybody’s game with Marius Ciortea impressing for Polonia and Ryan Poole for Eagles. The crowd was starting to hope for a surprise. Then Polonia’s setter Bartosz Kisielewicz rotated to back court and his clever serving added more points to make it 19:16. Jefferson Williams sought a time-out but the seeds of doubt had been sewn and the home side grabbed the one set lead.
Malory bounced back in the second set and quickly opened a 1:4 advantage. Polonia slowly recovered to 5:all and a tremendous period of play followed in which the block dominated and skill levels were high. Both teams played excellently and, as in the first set, Eagles were still on terms at 16:all. Then, a couple of inaccurate Eagles passes and a mishit contributing, Polonia raced to 20:17 before a couple of ace serves from Mihail Stoev made it 22:17. Eagles, helped by a time out, recovered their composure but not the lead. It was soon two sets to nil, Eagles’ shortfall seeming to come from tensing up late in the play as the chance of springing a surprise became a possibility while Polonia’s experience kept them calm.
After the excellence of these two sets, the third was a scrappy affair, strewn with errors. At 10:8 Luciano Pinter was taken off court, seemly distracted by the incessant and deafening noise of the home crowd, something he, as a former Polonia player, was probably more familiar with than most of his opposition. He was replaced by Gary Slade who promptly hit through the block on the left flank to bring his side to 9:10. Sadly, a short attack through the middle by Guy Farquarson apart, that was the last striking Eagles play. For their part, Derek Guimond, Robert Nicholson and Mihail Stoev produced good winners for Polonia. However, play in general remained disjointed. Only Bartosz Kisielewicz seemed calm in a sea of storm and it says much for his approach that when he rotated to serve late in the set, it was 17:20, Eagles having recovered from 14:19 and looking dangerous. His serving was highly intelligent and skilful, in particular his final three: one deep, close to the base line, one short that had the back court on their knees and, finally, a thunderbolt which, although recovered well by the defence, allowed a text book block by Derek Guimond and Michal Bartoszak to win the match.
Starting six: Michal Bartoszak, Marius Ciortea (captain), Derek Guimond, Bartosz Kisielewicz, Tomek Lasocki, Mihail Stoev.
Libero: Michas Saller.
Other players: Roman Mizerak, Robert Nicholson, Adam Oddysseas, Olivier Raynaud.
Coach: Piotr Graban.
Starting six: Adam Baiza, Alex Bialakoz, Guy Farquarson, Marcin Konpa, Luciano Pinter (captain), Ryan Poole.
Libero: Will Roberts.
Other players: Freddie Bialakoz, Ruari Istead, Tyrell Jordan, Zachary Palánkai-Omoshebi, Scott Weninger.
Coach: Jefferson Williams.
Referee: Martin Shakespear.