VOLLEYBALL: ELLESMERE Port Eels Ladies recorded a double victory as they overcame neighbours EPVIC in the quarter-finals of the Merseyside Cup before defeating Sankey.

Eels eased through their derby against EPVIC at Whitby High School despite giving their opponents a four-point start in each set.

Eels were missing hitters Nelly Bosier and Carrie Morecroft but were never seriously challenged as EPVIC, without star player Suzanne Halliday, found it difficult to cope with their serving power, particularly from MVP Erin Edwards, and the score was 25-15, 25-10, 25-13.

Eels then travelled to Warrington to take on Sankey, a team that has always posed problems for them.

Ex-England junior player Anne Davies, made her debut for the Eels while Edwards carried her ferocious serving form from the EPVIC game and took Eels to a 17-1 lead.

Sankey were in disarray and never really recovered as Eels took the set 25-7 while using a squad rotation, the remaining sets were won 25-11, 25-15 and special mention should go to the younger players Sam Liccia and Lynsey Wayman. nEels men's B team had a busy week as they played three fixtures.

They secured a comfortable 3-1 victory against a Bridgewater B who are challenging for the Division Two title.

The following evening they hosted Division One Sankey in a Merseyside Cup quarter-final tie. Eels fought hard but fell to greater experience in the decider as Sankey won 25-22.

On Sunday Eels' B team travelled to bottom club Warrington where they were able to win comfortably 3-1. nEels are hoping to enter junior teams from both Chester and Ellesmere Port into the North West U14s competition to be held in Ellesmere Port, in March.

There are competitions for both boys and girls. The format is indoor four-aside. If you are interested in playing or would like information about Eels' plans for junior volleyball contact John Roach on 0151 201 2107.