Spiders in Winning Start to Premier League
Leeds Spiders Wolfs went up against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Steelers on Sunday in a game that was non-stop.
Spiders came out of the action packed game triumphant as it finished 49-54 .
The game was a very tight one with both teams playing end to end, in particular new signing Ebrahim Ahmadi scoring 17 points on his debut, and another great performance from last season top scorer Jack Brown 25 points.
Spiders looked on top form and were straight into the challenge set pre-season Team work is essential.
Spiders took an early lead with great team work between Ebrahim and J Brown putting spiders well ahead by 9 point in the first qtr, that pressure was increased throughout the game with spiders keeping lead and continuing to the end despite some great outside shooting from Steelers Kevin Hayes, great game played to the best spirit well done to Sheffield Steelers and good luck for the season.
After the game Head Coach Mathew Micklethwaite said “ we worked hard and kept our composure under pressure, communicated has a team and had that win mentality from the first minute, this is Spiders first win against Steelers for our first team which is a great start to the season, the hard work over the summer paid off.”
Big hitter’s today Jack Brown 10 baskets 20 points and 5 free throws.
1st Qtr. 7-16, 2nd 17-18, 3rd 12-8, 4th 13-13 FT 49-54
Jack Brown (CAP) (25), Ebrahim Ahmadi (17), Andy Wharton (5) Zeb (0), Ahmad (5), Josh Gardner (2)
Subs – Caroline Bonner, Aqeel Zadi, Sahial Ahmad, Paul Turner
Finally Spiders Chairman Andrew Gardner said “this was a great win we never expected an easy ride and Steelers made it an hard win, they is some great rivalry’s between both clubs but also great friendships born from such a great Region, we can now power on to make Yorkshire the place to play Wheelchair Basketball. We now have two massive games at Home against London Titans on 11th and Oldham Owls 18th October at Morley Leisure Centre and for the first time these will be live streamed to our YouTube channel (Leeds SPIDER Y) so if you cant get down to support you can watch it anywhere.”
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