Woking Win Well Without Woodsy, Walloping Woeful Woodley Warriors
Woking 74 – 58 Woodley
Woodley Warriors rocked up at Woking’s home court in confident spirits, sitting pretty in third place in the league. And Woking’s chances weren’t helped by the fact that they were missing one of their key players, Ben Woods.
However, within the first couple of minutes of play it was clear that the Woking Hunters had turned up to play, attacking the basket at every opportunity. James Wildsmith and Nick Sammut getting to the rack particularly frequently. In fact, if it wasn’t for some rather poor finishing then the lead could have been very large. However, at the end of the quarter the lead was only three.
Things improved in the second and the shots started to drop. James Grinham made three three pointers and the lead was up to thirteen.
There was some really good hustle plays from Nick Sammut, fighting for every rebound. The returning Captain David Nuttall provided a veteran head and some good defence. Sam provided another outside threat, scoring a couple of nice threes. Samir made a couple of nice shots a drives to the basket. Dave Fellows and Rick Lansdell pulled in a lot of rebounds and provided a good inside presence. Sarad made some brilliant hustle plays on the defensive end. Phil Telling spread the defence knocking down some nice long range shots and pulling in some boards.
This was pretty much the flow of the game. Woodley Warriors seemed to tire and Woking pulled away, building the lead to as much as 23. In the end Woking ran out comfortable winners.
Top scorer – James Grinham: 24points (Great shooting)
One issue is that nobody else scored more than 9 points. There was an ever spread between the rest of the team but need to be getting a couple more players in double figures. Normally that would come from Ben who was missing. But Dave Nuttall and James Wildsmith should be adding more points.