WEYMOUTH Volleyball Club bowed out of the National Cup when they were defeated by holders Malory Eagles in an exciting match at Redlands.

Weymouth will be pleased how they competed against their Super League opponents, who included three of the current England team in their line-up.

In the end, the greater power and experience of the London side was enough to see them through 3-0.

Weymouth got off to a good start in the first set, matching Malory point for point up to 12-12 with both sides hitting and serving with great power, Toddy Tofalou and Harry Jones looking particularly strong for Weymouth.

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However, at this point Malory upped their game and pinpoint serving combined with great blocking from England international Nathan Fullerton saw Malory pull away to take the second set 25-15.

The second set followed a similar pattern but yet again for the crucial points Malory showed why they are such a strong team and they were able to pull away to win the set 25-19.

By the third set, Malory were dominant and whatever Weymouth and setter Ryan Stout tried they could not find a way round the tall Malory defence and lost 25-15. Malory now progress to the quarter-finals.

After the match, Weymouth coach Stuart Jeanes said: “We always knew this would be a very difficult task and it certainly proved that way with Malory’s power and height, however I think we gave it a good go and we will all have learnt a lot from the experience.”

Weymouth now return to Division One action tomorrow and hopefully will have learnt from the experience of playing such high-flying opposition.

Weymouth are again at home at Redlands with a 2.45pm start against London Giants. Admission to the balcony is free.