Last Monday saw the "Drink Spikers", after only dropping 1 game in the minor rounds, make their way into the Semi Final of the Monday night Beach Volleyball Social "A"s competiton. After easily dispatching "The Force" (46-31) who seemed to be somewhat depleted from their best form, the Spikers had a tough and torrid battle with the ever challenging "Wongas".
Highlights of the game included being down throughout the whole game, but hanging on just enough to stay in touch, and finally getting back to even at around 30 a piece. After trading advantage point several times each (in OT), finally the Spikers were able to win the Grand Final with a deft touch by yours truly - A comfortable set by Big Al gave me the opportunity to get a good jump, and an easy purchase on a solid spike was on offer, but instead (somewhat cheekily) I placed the ball in the dead zone (centre court) with a casual flick of the wrist. The look on the opposition's faces said it all. Dirty.
Granted, it's not normally how you'd want to win a game, but, with pride and $100 drinks voucher at the local pub (The Winston, Pirie St) on offer, winning came first.
Congratulations to all the boys in team Drink Spikers (Paul, Tim, Al, and myself) - it was a good team effort, can't wait to crack the $100!!
P.S. Thanks also to our cheer squad (Lin and Donna) who watched the entire game - especially to Lin who dolled out the medallions (with complimentary kisses) to the lads and Tim for buying the beer!