TENDRING Volleyball Club missed out on promotion to the Super 8s – the sport's top division - after suffering heartache in their end-of-season play-off against London Lynx.
The Frinton-based side lost 3-0 in today's match at Hornchurch Sports Centre.
They lost the first set 25-20 before squandering two set-points in the second, being defeated 27-25.
Lynx then held their nerve to see the match out 25-23.
Tendring had qualified for the play-off after finishing second in National League division one, behind champions London Docklands.
For full coverage, including reaction and pictures, see Tuesday's Gazette and Thursday's Frinton and Walton Gazette.