28 October, 2019

National League: Highest scoring weekend so far as three Premier Division teams remain unbeaten

It was another action-packed weekend of National League action as Sheffield Steelers finished the gameweek on top, while three other Premier Division teams remain unbeaten. 

The Steelers were knocked off top spot on Saturday when The Owls continued their winning start to the season with a 36-76 win at NI Knights. 

A third victory in three games saw The Owls move above Sheffield Steelers at the top of the table, but, a 37-62 victory over Exeter Otters on Sunday saw the Steelers return to top spot; taking their total to seven points from four games. 

The Steelers are currently one point ahead of The Owls having played one game more than the Manchester-based team. 

Elsewhere, Tees Valley Titans continued their unbeaten start to the season with a hard-fought 75-72 win over The Bears in an enthralling match in the opening fixture of the weekend. 

The score was tied at 69-69 with 2:22 left on the clock, but four points from Liam Hodgson and two from top-scorer Liam Fawcett ensured the hosts secured back-to-back wins. 

There was another close game on Sunday as the London Titans ensured they remain unbeaten with a 59-51 victory over CWBA. 

Just one-point separated the pair heading into the final quarter, but a dominant final three minutes saw the Titans come from behind to claim two wins from two for the 2019/20 campaign.

Division 1 South

The Premier Division clash between the Titans and CWBA was the first of a double header between the two clubs with the Titans also victorious in the Division 1 South game between the pair, triumphing 73-48.

The win moves The Titans three points clear at the top of the table, although they have played two more games than Thames Valley Kings and one game more than CWBA, who are both on four points.

Division 2 North 

Tees Valley Titans 2 moved to the top of Division 2 North, level on points with Lothian Phoenix and Wolverhampton Wheelchair Basketball Club, thanks to a 67-16 victory over Glasgow Rocks 2 on Saturday. 

Victory for Wolverhampton over North Wales Knights 2 saw Wolverhampton also move to six points for the season, behind Tees Valley Titans and Lothian Phoenix on points difference. 

Birmingham Phoenix claimed their first win of the season, courtesy of a 66-34 win at home to Leicester Cobras.  

Division 2 South 

There was a full fixture list in Division 2 South, including a head-to-head battle between the top-two, Frenfold Falcons and Sussex Bears. 

In a fascinating battle between the pair, Falcons continued their winning start to the season and cemented their place at the top of the table with a 46-53 victory. 

Even a power outage at the original venue couldn’t stop Hampshire Harriers and Plymouth Raiders going head-to-head. After relocating to another venue, the Raiders powered to a 35-85 victory, securing back-to-back wins in the process. 

High Rollers were victorious for the second time this season after a four-point victory over Cardiff Met Archers. 

There was a first win of the 2019/20 campaign for Norwich Lowriders as they triumphed at home to London Titans, 56-30 was the final score. 

A full list of results and league tables are available here: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/nl-premier-division-18-19/  

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