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Essex University win national volleyball title

PUBLISHED: 10:55 07 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:55 07 February 2017

The Essex University volleyball teams who won gold and silver at the national student championshipsContr

The Essex University volleyball teams who won gold and silver at the national student championshipsContr

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The University of Essex men’s volleyball team have been crowned national student volleyball champions.

The university’s men’s and women’s teams progressed through the group stage at the University of East Anglia on Saturday without dropping a set, and then both reached the national final the following day.

The women won silver after losing 2-0 to last year’s runners-up Newcastle University, but the men won a thrilling final 2-1 against Bournemouth University, who have won the cup for the last three years.

Delighted Essex volleyball performance coach Alex Porter said: “I’m very proud of the athletes at the University of Essex and pleased to see all their hard work pay off. We set out in September with the goal of winning the double and they have pushed themselves to the limits to make this happen.”

Andy Warren gives his Sunday verdict at the end of a week where Ipswich Town exited the Carabao Cup to Exeter and drew 1-1 with Aston Villa.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce believes his side played better against a full strength Ipswich side than they did after the Blues were reduced to 10 men.

I drove 400 miles from Cornwall for Saturday’s game - and I was delighted I made the effort. The performance, and the atmosphere, perfectly summed up the excitement of the new era at Portman Road, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Watch match highlights of Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at Portman Road on Saturday.

Andy Warren gives his thoughts on the Blues 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst saluted his ‘warrior’ players and the Portman Road crowd following his side’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Paul Hurst believes referee Tim Robinson was wrong to send Tayo Edun off on an afternoon where the Blues boss was less than impressed with the standard of officiating.

Ipswich Town’s 10-men held on to secure an impressive point in their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at Portman Road this afternoon.

Ipswich Town host Aston Villa this afternoon in the second home game of the new Championship season.

Ipswich Town’s Under 18s were beaten 3-1 by Leeds United this morning at Playford Road.

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