1 November, 2019

National League: Can Vikings and Frenfold Falcons continue their winning starts?

Twenty-two teams are in action in the National League this weekend (2 & 3 November) with 11 fixtures spread across seven different leagues. 

Here are the things to look out for this weekend: 

Division 1 

London Titans 2 will cement their position at the top of Division 1 South if they beat Jaguars 1 on Saturday. Titans beat CWBA 2 last weekend to move three points clear at the top of the table, with three wins from their opening four games. 

A win against Jaguars – who won their opening and only National League game so far at the beginning of October – would extend their lead at the top to five points, with their closest challengers not playing this weekend. 

The only other fixture in Division 1 South sees Blackhawks targeting their first win of the season when they travel to Aces, who have one win and one loss from their opening two fixtures. 

Lancaster Bulldogs host Glasgow Rocks in the only fixture in Division 1 North with Rocks looking to maintain their 100 per cent winning record after an opening win. The Bulldogs are still searching for their first win having lost all three of their games so far this season. 

Division 2 

Frenfold Falcons could make it five wins from five if they beat High Rollers in Division 2 South, but High Rollers will no doubt be buoyed by their win over Cardiff Met Archers last weekend; their second win of the season. 

Sussex Bears will be aiming to bounce back after their first defeat of the season came against the league leaders last weekend. The Bears could end the weekend top depending on the result in their game against Hampshire Harriers and the Falcons v High Rollers. 

Wolverhampton know they will end the weekend top of Division 2 North, regardless of their result v Leicester Cobras on Saturday. With their away game in Leicester the only game in the division, they will move to seven points, above Tees Valley Titans 2 and Lothian Phoenix. 

However, with three teams currently tied on six points at the top, Wolverhampton will be wanting a win to put the pressure on the teams not playing this weekend. 

Division 3 

Vikings will be aiming to maintain their 100 per cent winning start to the season when they host Calderdale in Division 3 North. 

Three wins from three games sees Vikings sit top of the table, but they face a Calderdale side who were victorious last time out. 

Wakefield Whirlwinds 2 were victorious in their only game of the season so far and they travel to Newark to play Jaguars 2. 

Swansea Storm will finally begin their 2019/20 campaign when they host Thames Valley Kings 2 in Division 3 Central / South West, meaning all 58 National League teams will have played at least one game this season. 

CWBA 3 began their season with a win last time out – they travel to Derby Wheelblazers on Sunday. 

In Division 3 South East, Windsor Monarchs will end the weekend at the top as their away game at Sparrows is the only fixture in Division 3 South East. 

Essential match information 

Register via the desktop portal (bwb.playwaze.com) or via the British Wheelchair Basketball iPhone/Android apps to get fixtures, results and league tables direct to your device. 

Fixtures, results and league tables: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/nl-premier-division-18-19/ 

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