Home start good put plenty of improvement needed.
Spiders went into this game with on the back of a great victory away to Sheffield Steelers but were aware of the capability of London Titans, Spiders started understrength due to vehicle breakdown but never the less held their own against last year’s runners up.
After the game Head Coach Mathew Micklethwaite said “despite ending in a loss today proved to be a great game for the Spiders, we played once again with great intensity at both ends of the court after a shady start to the game. London hit us at full pace to start the game and it took us some adjusting and time to get our bearings, but once we had achieved this we played London end to end.
As a positive we showed our resilience, passion and that we are in the premier to make our mark. To keep a team like Titans to 19 points is a huge achievement with them finishing 2nd last season. Overall we played a solid defence and moved the ball well on offence but got beat by a few missed opportunities to score while London would punish us for this mistake. Moving forwards this week as we head towards Oldham next week we will be working on our finishing at the basket and consistency in our shots.”
Big hitter’s today Ebrahim Ahmadi 19 - Both Ebrahim and Ahmad 2 massive 3 pointers each.
1st Qtr. 4-19, 2nd 8-21, 3rd 27-14, 4th 11-15 FT 50-69
Jack Brown (CAP) (16), Ebrahim Ahmadi (19), Andy Wharton (4) Zeb (2), Ahmad (9), Josh Gardner (0)
Subs – Caroline Bonner, Aqeel Zadi, Sahial Ahmad, Paul Turner
Finally Spiders Chairman Andrew Gardner said “ Really great achievement from the full squad today we showed everyone watching that we are here for the long haul, and want Leeds Spiders to up there with the best.”
We now have a massive game at Home against 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 can’t get down to support you can watch it anywhere.”
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