VOLLEYBALL: Eels can now claim to be the premier Men's National League volleyball team in the North West following their 3-1 win over Salford in National League Division Two.
Despite injuries to key players, In both the first and second sets the Eels won both opening sets 25-22, 25-19.
In the third set Salford pounced to take the set 25-21.
But in a tight fourth set the Eels fought hard to win by 25-22 to take the match.
Phil Knowles was the star for the Eels with a powerful attacking performance together with a series of decisive blocks.
Eels' second team came back from two sets down to beat the RAF Sentinels 3-2, with a narrow 16-14 final set triumph, but could not produce the same form against Middlesbrough as they lost 3-1.