Richmond Bucks top of the league

Richmond’s men’s division enjoyed three National League victories at the weekend with Bucks moving to the top of the Div 1 table.

Richmond Docklands travelled to Colchester for their third away Super League fixture in a row to take on Tendring. Coached by ex-Docklands player Alex Porter, Tendring were no match for Marcel Sivak’s side who ran out 3-0 winners (23, 16, 12). Captain Andrea Ivanov led the way and was unstoppable on the wing and from the service line. The self-styled Bulgarian Barbarian was awarded the Black Knight for his performance but honourable mentions go to new libero Filipi Rodrigues and opposite David Novotny who made telling contributions throughout the match. Docklands ended the weekend in second place in the table.

At the same time, Richmond Bucks hosted City of Bristol at the Kingston College Arena and also secured an impressive 3-0 victory (16, 12, 18). Italian debutants Martino Selleri and Saimir Hysa had excellent starts to their Richmond careers whilst juniors Mateusz Bobkowski, Jake Sanders and Peter Soczewka have all made a seamless transition to this level.

On Sunday, Bucks made the long journey to face Manchester Marvels 1 and again came away with a 3-0 win (20, 25, 23). Travelling with only eight players, Peter Soczewka’s team battled hard to gain a much-deserved victory. After just three matches, Bucks are top of the table and are the only undefeated team in the division. Fantastic work guys.