Devizes 6X ended the Comets unbeaten start to the season on Sunday.
With Dan unavailable, Matt switched back to playing opposite with Steve and Irénée outside and Andy and Jörg through the middle [it almost goes without saying that Cliff was setting] initially. The Comets started well and were point-for-point with 6X (who had two new players from last season) up to 7-7 when 6X edged three points ahead. The Comets managed to stay in touch until 14-16 before 6X closed out the set 25-18.
In the second set with Fred on for Steve, it was a similar start with the Comets matching 6X to 8 all before the 6X captain Steve Grimes built a eight point lead with his serve. However the Comets gradually reduced the deficit to level the set at 22-22 but after a time-out 6X dominated the remaining points to win the set 25-23.
With the match lost, Comets made several changes for the third set with Fred moving to opposite and Steve and Neil playing outside but the momentum was with 6X who completed the evening by winning the final set 25-15.
In their final match before the Christmas break the Comets MVP was Jörg.