Gun spikersin a tussleof the towns

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In an intense two-match skirmish for bragging rights, Broome and Derby players met each other’s match.

Derby Beach Volleyball players ventured to Broome’s Victory Life to take on Broome Beach Volleyball on Saturday.

Derby first found themselves up against some of Broome’s volleyball veterans, where the opening set was a close call.

Both teams matched each other point for point, until Derby managed to break away and win the set 15-9.

In the second set, Broome 1 found their groove as strong serves and quick thinking worked in their favour and they dominated.

While Derby showed signs of hope, it was too late when Broome took the set 15-8.

The final set of the match left spectators on the edge of their seats when Derby attempted a comeback while Broome 1 looked to continue building their momentum.

In a very close finish to the match, Broome 1 managed to take out the match against Derby, winning the final set 15-13.

After a short break, a team of Broome’s young guns challenged Derby to a second match.

The opening set was reminiscent of the previous match, producing a very even start to proceedings.

However, Derby managed to get the upper hand and won the first set 17-15. Windy conditions made things difficult for Derby as they had less control of their passes and serves.

Broome 2 did not seem fazed by the breeze, building up a strong lead to eventually win the second set 15-7.

In the final set, Broome 2 got the early lead once again, although Derby quickly made a comeback to take the lead halfway through the set.

After a tug of war, it was Derby that prevailed, winning the final set 15-12.

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