WARRINGTON Wolves Volleyball Club are aiming high after securing their first ever National League victories at the weekend.

Unbeaten Lincoln Cannons made the trip to Orford Jubilee along with Manchester Marvels’ seconds for Wolves’ first National League home games, and the hosts made full use of the familiar surroundings.

A near-miraculous comeback saw them see off Lincoln in a marathon, five-set thriller before summoning up the energy to beat Manchester in straight sets.

Those victories put them third in Division Three North, and head coach Peter Guenari believes they are now well-positioned for a sustained assault on the higher echelons.

He said: “Given our fixtures in the second half of the season, with good training we can confidentially aim for 2nd place.”

Wolves started slowly against Lincoln and quickly found themselves 11-3 down, and that proved pivotal as the visitors took the first set 25-21.

It was a similar story in the second set, with Lincoln forging an early lead before closing it out 25-22 to move to the brink of victory.

Guenari made changes to the line-up and it proved the catalyst for a Warrington fightback as they took a mammoth third set 27-25.

Some excellent tactical attacking from Martin Mierzwa then helped Warrington set up a first-to-15 tie break, which they won 15-13 to complete a remarkable comeback.

The clash with Manchester proved easier as fresher players proved pivotal in a 25-15, 25-20, 25-17 victory for the Wolves.

Unfortunately, they are not in action again until February 23 when they face Lincoln and Nottingham Rockets away.

n Squad: Caballero, Waga, Fronczyk, Manczak, Solbakken, Mierzwa, Knowles, Jaunius, Brown, Aguis

Elsewhere, Warrington Wolves ‘Wolfpack’ were in Merseyside League action at Orford Jubilee as they played two games against LJMU Falcons A.

With the two sides tied for top spot in Division Two, this was a key pair of matches.

Wolves were dominant, with the attacking work of Mark McLean, Kevin Peach and captain Tom Bedworth prominent as they were set up by Dave Wignell and Kai Porwoll to secure a 25-21, 25-20 win.

It looked as if the second match would go a similar way as Warrington flew out of the traps, with the serving Alex Chester and Matthew Peach instrumental in a 25-10 win.

The Falcons stormed back to win the second set 25-12, but the Wolfpack won the tie-break 15-11 to secure a double win.