Flyers Go stratospheric to Bring Down Swindon Shock on the Road
Swindon Shock 70:83 Woking Blackhawk Flyers
The elusive away win was a sweet well fought game which coach Knode proclaimed 'just might be the best game yet .' and Captain Andre Bayliss reinforced stating 'it’s all down to discipline, when the ball is moved around, people play better, opportunities present themselves , we win games!!!'
Swindon had won on their two previous matches at Woking and lying second in the table compared to the Flyers 7th position were odds on for the game.The Flyers were determined to reverse their recent poor run and with a complete squad were in a massively positive mood on the road to Swindon.
Swindon won the tip, Flyers rapidly stole the ball and with a fast break Dan Marshall sank the first basket. The game progressed at a frenetic pace, with the Flyers controlling their passes and plays to produce the best available shots. At the end of the first period the Flyers had a marginal 3 point lead which was trimmed,to a 2 point lead at the half and restored to 3points at the end of the third.
The forth quarter proved decisive with the with the Flyers persistence finally widening the leading margin, which by the last three minutes of the game, put the result out of reach for Swindon, and the euphoric Flyers claiming the 13 point win.
Whilst the squad claimed the win, the outstanding performance was from the Flyers MVP Devon James who claimed a massive 31 point and 11 rebounds. Also in double figures was Damian Knode with 18 points, 7 assists and Dan Marshall who claimed 12 points , pulled down 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
Big forwards Jack Price and Andre Bayliss shared the work under the basket and claimed 6 & 8 points respectively. Craig Mathema proudly claimed not having shot at all but provided massive support to the rest of the squad on the court. Richard Green was as influential as ever and Tom Peters and Rhys Johnson were the remaining bench players who provided vital support.
Next week the Flyers host third positioned team Cardiff City at Woking COllege on the 5th February with every intention of claiming another scalp.
Squad - D Knode (player coach),D Marshall, J Price, A Bayliss(capt) T Peters, D James, R Green, C Mathema, R Johnson