Fi­nals around the cor­ner

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sports - BY DAVID BERRY

With one round re­main­ing in Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham A and B grade com­pe­ti­tions fi­nal­ists are now de­cided.

In A Grade there is a three-way bat­tle for top spot with Sha­dos Inala, Vol­ley­roos and New York Nuggets all locked on 27 points each, with Phan­toms round­ing out the top four.

The dou­ble chance will be on the line tonight when the fi­nal two games are played, with Sha­dos Inala tak­ing on Rap­tors at 6pm fol­lowed by Phan­toms and Rap­tors at 7.30pm.

The Rap­tors were good but un­lucky in their two losses last week and could cause an up­set against lad­der leader Sha­dos Inala.

Vet­eran Tim Pop­ple will be the key to the out­come of this match.

If he is on song early, Sha­dos Inala should re­tain top spot and there­fore the dou­ble chance in the fi­nals.

Pop­ple will look to Shaun Bray to pass con­sis­tently with sup­port from Tyler Snow­den.

Rap­tors have Harry Combe back in good form. The young­ster suf­fered a se­ri­ous calf in­jury dur­ing the footy sea­son, but his ef­forts last week, where he passed well and hit strongly, show he is back to his best.

Combe will look to set­ter John Kearns to get the ball to him and Will Bren­nan, who is their key passer.

In B Grade there will be some fa­mil­iar­ity about the fi­nals with peren­nial fi­nal­ists Water­ham­mers and Von Steiger Broth­ers as­sured of their spots, while new­com­ers Mur­toa and Von Steiger Bar­bar­ians will play fi­nals for the first time. It is now all about the fi­nal four po­si­tions and who can grab the dou­ble chance.

Von Steiger Broth­ers are fa­vored to grab sec­ond spot on the lad­der be­cause they should make short work of the Von Steiger Break­ers.

The fi­nal game sees Water­ham­mers and Phantom Masters do bat­tle. Phantom Masters will be seething af­ter Mur­toa ended any chance it had of mak­ing fi­nals with a straight­sets win. They are play­ing for pride and the Water­ham­mers need to be care­ful they do not drop this game and miss the dou­ble chance.

It all points to an ex­cit­ing fin­ish to an­other great sea­son of vol­ley­ball.

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