Following a short break, the players of IBB Polonia London returned to the domestic league. The first match of the new year turned out very successfully. On Saturday 14th January 2017 in the second meeting between the two teams this season with Wessex, the team from London won 0:3 (20:25; 23:25; 15:25). This added another 3 points to their tally for the season.
– The game with Wessex wasn’t one of the easiest, especially in their sportshall. I was concerned about the match as the first one of the year after the festive break. The game started with poor rhythm and we made errors. However after a short while, we gained the momentum we had been looking for. This is the third consecutive game that we have played with some emphatic phases of each et and with huge smiles on our faces. – said Coach Piotr Graban
This was the final preparation before the next round of the CEV Challenge Cup. On Tuesday 17th January 2017, IBB Polonia London heads to Apeldoorn Holland to take on Draisma Dynamo the following day.
– Holland is a well established country on the volleyball map of Europe. Regular competition in a professional league against Dutch and Belgian teams is a great advantage for them. We are the underdogs of this encounter, but that was also the case in the last round against the Hungarians. We have a tough period, in which time we will play five matches that are all critical. Of course we are doing everything possible to win each encounter. For that reason, I would like to encourage all fans to come and support us. You are our seventh player on court, and we need you.– added Graban.
– We now have a tough game in Holland, but we will depart for Apeldoorn very optimistically. Competing in Europe gives us strength and motivation. We are working at a very high level. – commented Chairman of IBB Polonia London Bartek Luszcz.
Tickets for there match in Apeldoorn are available on http://www.draismadynamo.nl/onlineticketscev.