WEYMOUTH Beach Volleyball Club Indoor squad returned to the top of National League Division Two South with a strong 3-0 home victory over Guildford.

With Richmond not playing this was enough to put the seaside town back at the top of the table, winning their sets 25-18, 29-27 and 25-19 respectively.

Weymouth started strongly with good consistent hitting from outside hitters Tom Allen and Valdis Baranovs dominating the attack.

Guildford were struggling to cope with the Weymouth attack and when they were able to put their own attacks together the hosts’ defence looked resolute.

Weymouth took an early lead in the set and never looked like giving it up, winning 25-18.

Weymouth started the second set much more casually and a series of mistakes in defence and attack enabled a much more consistent Guildford to pull out a 15-10 lead.

It looked like Guildford would be able to even up the match as they led 18-12 but at this point Weymouth showed their resilience.

Coach Stuart Jeanes called a time-out and the team came back from this much more determined and focused.

Sam Groom and Darren Harding’s middle hitting and block became more consistent and Weymouth fought back to level the scores at 24-24.

The teams now went point for point as the set reached a thrilling climax but at 27-27 a serving error by Guildford gave Weymouth set point and they took advantage with a powerful hit by Sean Hendry giving Weymouth the set.

This second set win for Weymouth seemed to take the resistance out of Guildford and the third set was much more straightforward as Jeanes’ men took an early lead and never looked like giving it up.

Consistent setting from Ryan Stout meant Weymouth’s attack always looked stronger and they ran out 25-19 winners to take the match.

Weymouth host Bristol next Saturday at Redlands (2.30pm).