Thunder braced for crucial weekend

Daniel Hildreth
Daniel Hildreth

WORTHING Thunder Basketball Club will look to keep their EBL Division 1 play-off hopes alive on Saturday when they travel to London for two tough matches.

Thunder are at Westminster Warriors on Saturday (5.15pm) and then travel to Essex Leopards on Sunday (4pm). Both are play-off rivals of Thunder and coach Daniel Hildreth said: “It’s going to be a tough weekend as we’re up against two teams also fighting for the play-offs.

“But we have a few days to prepare for those games and go into them on the back of a fantastic weekend.”

Thunder will head into the weekend in high spirits after two wins last weekend increased their winning run to six games.

They overcame recently-crowned champions Reading Rockets 65-50 on Saturday, before winning a thriller 103-101 after double over-time against Leicester Warriors on Sunday.

The wins moved Thunder up to 10th in the table, two points behind Bradford Dragons, who occupy the last play-off spot in eighth but also have a game in hand.

After this weekend, Thunder finish the season at home to Team Northumbria on March 30 and then travel to Brixton Topcats on April 7.

Full reports and pictures of the wins over Reading and Leicester in this week’s paper.