Worthing Thunder vs Bristol Academy Flyers
Worthing Thunder will be looking to build on their unbeaten start to the season when they take on the current EBL Division 1 champions Bristol Academy Flyers at the Worthing Leisure Centre on Saturday night.
Having returned to the EBL after three seasons in the British Basketball League, Worthing Thunder face probably their toughest test to begin their home fixtures for this season.
Worthing got their season off to a nervy, but victorious start when they defeated Team Solent 74-73 last Sunday evening. Thunder coach, Gary Smith was a relieved man after that game and is aware of the danger that the Flyers will bring on Saturday night.
“Bristol is an extremely dangerous side and a team that are very well organised too, so this is a great test for us, no doubt about it,” Smith said.
“We’re still getting ourselves adjusted into the EBL again, and we know we are in for a lot of tough games this year. Playing Bristol early will be a great test for my guys.”
American Chris Talley, who led Thunder with 16 points in the win against Solent is prepared for the visit of the champions: “We got to play hard and play as a team,” Talley commented.
“We’ve been working hard in practice, working on plays and executing a little better. Just listen to what coach [Smith] says and do what we got to do. We’re aware of Bristol and what they bring, I’m looking forward to it.”
Tip-off this Saturday is a 7.30pm, Tickets are £7 for Adults, Under 16's £5, Family Tickets - 2 Adults + 2 x Under 16's - £20 - 2 Adults + 3 x Under 16's - £24