Horsham Volleyball Club are tops

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Horsham Volleyball Club sit proudly on top of Division 1 of the Sussex League after five wins from their opening six matches.

In their first full season, the one defeat to date saw a depleted Horsham side, who were without three players - two through injury - go down 3-0 against Brighton (Adur Jaguars).

Horsham put up a good fight against the Jaguars, losing the first set 25-15, the second set 25-19 and the third 25-23.

Otherwise, it has been a successful season, with 3-0 wins against East Grinstead Kings, Storrington Scorpions and Crawley Redstars. The first team are not back in action again until January, when they have a chance for revenge against the Jaguars, on January 6. After that, they face Eastbourne in a postponed fixture.

Meanwhile, it has not been so plain sailing for the second team, who have had a mixed first season in Sussex Division 2,

After four successive defeats, the seconds returned to winning ways with a five set thriller against Adur Panthers.

Having won the first set 27-25, Horsham then lost the next two 25-16, 25-21.

But a 25-22 scoreline in the fourth set wrestled back control, and Horsham won the fifth set - a race to 15 - by four points. That halted a run of defeats which saw them lose 3-2 to Lamedos (Mid Sussex), 3-2 to Worthing Sharks, 3-1 to East Grinstead Kings II and 3-0 to Worthing Jets, Horsham seconds are next in action next month when they visit Eastbourne II and Hastings.