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Wales Boys v Northern Ireland (27-25; 25-13)
The Welsh boys came out with all guns blazing to put on a fantastic show against the previously undefeated Northern Ireland team to take the game 2 sets to 0. This was a convincing win and a great way to end the UKSG's 2010.
Wales Girls v Northern Ireland (11-25; 12-25)
The girls put on a good show of determination but were unable to step up a level to beat the well organised Northern Ireland team.
Wales Boys v England South (13-25; 16-25)
The boys continue to play well against some tough opposition, providing entertainment for the spectators with some big hits and block . They served well and fought hard for every point giving the Southern team some tough opposition. All round good game with many entertaining rallies.
Wales Girls v Scotland East (10-25; 14-25)
Following a difficult day yesterday, the girls had to pull together under the leadership of a new Captain (Alice) who replaced Bethan after she had to pull out of the competition with a wrist injury. The girls played well in their new positions and roles on ccourt and had extra support from the stands from Sophia who also had to pull out of the competition with an arm injury. There were moments when the team had to pick themselves up after losing several points in a row but pulled back in both sets to finish with respectable scores against the strong opponents.
Wales Boys v Scotland West (16-25; 16-25)
The boys worked hard to motivate themselves as the girls were unable to help due to their own playing schedule. They picked themselves up but were unable to get ahead of the Scotland West boys. They lacked their usual firey spirit and at times, looked tired. Scotland had done their homework and had a game plan that worked extremely well against our key players.
Wales Girls v England North (3-25; 13-25)
The girls found the first set difficult to get into due to a quiet crowd that missed the usual cheering from the Welsh supporters. However team spirit and determination shone through in the 2nd set to see the girls performing at a more respectful level.
Wales Boys v England North (11-25; 17-25)
The boys continue to impress people with the level of performances throughout the Games this year. Some big blocking by Clovis and Ant with some intelligent tips and hits from Cai saw the boys fight for every point. Good backcourt coverage from Aiden also helped Keiran set up some Welsh attacks. Service consistency let the side down but is something to work on for next game.
Wales Girls v Scotland West (5-25; 7-25)
The nerves were still in evidence with the girls during this game although again they managed to settle throughout the 2nd set.
Wales Boys v Scotland East (25-20; 17-25; 15-13)
The boys stepped up their level one more notch and after a very close game managed to prevail against a very determined Scotland East. With consistent serving and some great blocking from the start, the Welsh Boys took control of the first set. Scotland East eventually got ahead in the 2nd set to win it 25-17. The 3rd set was very well fought by both sides with some big hits, superb covering and a huge amount of determination which saw the Welsh Boys take the set 15-13. This is the first win for Wales and was very well deserved.
Wales Girls v England Central (13-25; 5-25)
After two disappointing matches where the Welsh Girls felt they had underperformed, and an afternoon of reflection, the Girls finally showed what they were capable of in the first set. They came together as a team and began to enjoy the experience of playing at the UKSG's. The reached their target and played as a team perhaps for the first time this tournament. This continued into the 2nd set although this was not reflected in the final score. This performance was their best yet and they hope to continue tomrrow in their next games
Wales Boys v England Central (19-25; 16-25)
The boys performed extremely well against one of this years favourites, England Central, and opened the Games with a fantastic show surprising other players, coaches and officials from the first whistle. Some great blocking, intelligent plays and a determination to pick up the ball had England Central scrambling for a while but evenutally Wales succumbed to some big hits and some lucky plays to lose the game.
Wales Girls v England South (9-25; 9-25)
The girls first match was against last years winners so the pressure was piled against them from the very beginning. Trying out a slightly new system the girls played defensively for the first set to try and settle their nerves. The second set allowed the girls to build up some attacking options but these were no match for the very strong England South girls.