Storm win Cup, Lemmings win after a loss and Falcons win!
The Falcons take centre stage following their second win of the season on Tuesday 4th following defeats at the hands of Reading Rockets and Farnborough Phantoms 2’s. The Falcons still have a number of winnable games coming up starting with the second clash with Cobras Venom on Tuesday 11th at 7.30. The Falcons will be short-handed for this crucial encounter as a result of injury and work commitments. Currently deprived of the services of Dan Sinclair (finger), Matt Sawyer (achilles), Matt Blowfield (back), Paul Howard (calf), Dan Warren (leg), Mike Cairncross (back), Eric Mania (shoulder) and Tony Upfold (body), the team will also be without Becky Wellington, Chris Giles and Alex Braga for the local derby meeting with the Venom.
The Lemmings did not play their scheduled match with London Patriots due to a mix-up with confirmation from the opposition. After a disappointing defeat at the hands of Windsor Warriors the Lemmings took to the court again the following evening and recorded a fine 62-50 win over the Farnborough Phantoms. The Lemmings now have the challenge of three matches in six days: Basingstoke Blizzards away on Thursday 13th followed by a double-header against the King Cobras – away on Sunday 16th and at home on Tuesday 18th at 7.30pm.
The Jags have had a quiet time losing to Basingstoke 59-82 and next face Yateley Silverbacks at Wellington on Tuesday 11th at 9pm.
The ladies continue to lead the way with The Storm sitting second in both Wessex 1 and Wessex Regional League East having won the Richard Bell Cup in fine style. Their encounter with Bournemouth Uni was called off due to travel issues on the M27 and so their next action will be in Southampton on Tuesday 11th – depriving the already weakened Falcons of one of their key players!
The Suns have not played since finishing runners-up in the Plate Final, and their next opponents will be Farnborough Phantoms on Thursday 13th in Farnborough at 8.15pm.