New Forest Volleyball Club Ladies suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of a strong Birmingham side at Noadswood School on Saturday. 

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New Forest went into the match knowing this was going to be a tough test. 

The Green Army were without a few key players due to injury and Birmingham arrived in fine form and were top of the league. 

The home side had a lively start to the match and kept up with the visitors throughout the first set. 

However, the skill of Birmingham soon shone through and they powered to a 25-17 opening set win. 

Luck didn't seem to be on New Forest's side either as Birmingham's Veronika Rubinova and Katy Murmanis combined to pull off an impressive point-saving dive early in the second and from there, the away team would take the second set 25-12. 

New Forest faced an uphill battle from there and Birmingham would prove to be too strong. They saw out the third set comfortably and secured more points towards winning the league. 

For New Forest, this was a disappointing but not entirely unexpected defeat, and they will now regroup for the final game of the season. 

26th March 2017 - Alex Barnes; Talia Jones