Trinity’s committed six defeat Portsmouth
Essex Trinity vs Portsmouth 3-1 (25-0, 25-10, 18-25, 25-21)
Team: Kirsty Green, Maria Pereira Ambrosio, Pauline Sands, Amanda Pollard, Ailsa Miller, Leasa Williams
Portsmouth were delayed by 1hr 15mins which meant that Trinity claimed the first set without breaking a sweat 25-0.
Portsmouth turned up for the 2nd set and with two back-to-back errors by Williams Portsmouth started 2-0 ahead. Sands served strong and Trinity took the lead 5-2. Then Pollard stepped up to the service line. Pollard’s excellence showed as she powered 12 serves over the net with Pereira killing every ball she touched. Trinity dominated the 2nd set winning 25-10.
In the 3rd set Trinity took their foot off the gas and Portsmouth now at full compliment of players were ready to play. Both teams scrapped for points but Portsmouth came out to convincingly win 25-18.
Trinity came out in the fourth set ready to be aggressive. With some superb setting by Green, Williams was able to kill a lot of ball. Miller’s solid defence and clever hitting also helped Trinity to rack up the points. Trinity worked well as a team to eventually win the fourth set 25-21 and take the match.