Flyers Put Cavaliers to the Sword
Woking Blackhawk Flyers 80:70 Thames Valley Cavaliers
With only three games to go, each one is vital in keeping the Flyers prospects of progressing to the play-offs alive.
Thames Valley Cavaliers had only suffered a single defeat throughout the season, the Flyers were relishing the chance to inflict a second defeat – and they were not to be denied.
The opening minutes of the game both sides traded baskets until the score was 5 each when the Flyers took control and went on a 12 point run which the Cavaliers did not respond to, the score widen to 17:5.
Whilst the Cavaliers did close the margin the Flyers had a 6 point margin at the first break.
The second quarter became a close fought contest with the Flyers relinquishing their lead by the half break with a two-point deficit 39:41. There was a crucial thirty seconds where hustler Dan Marshall rolled his ankle and big man Jim Grainger ‘tweeked’ his knee suddenly the bench did not seem so strong. The Flyers maintained their confidence and round out this period.
Crusaders Repelled by the Flyers
Woking Blackhawk Flyers 111:48 Kent Crusaders
For the First home game of the year the Flyers hosted Kent Crusaders and they were not ready to make the same mistakes as in their first meeting, then the young legs and effectively played front court press had caught the Flyers out.
From the tip the Flyers controlled the game, rapidly taking a 7:0 lead with point guard Tomas Politi taking a pivotal and inspirational role in coordinating the attack from the starting five. Oscar Wilkins claimed the first point from the free throw line and power forward Jack Price rapidly sank two baskets in succession. By the end of the first quarter the Crusaders had been limited to 7 points whilst the Flyers has stacked up an impressive 23.
Free-throw Shoot-Out Clinches Extra Time Victory for Flyers
Southampton Sharks 92:93 Woking Blackhawk Flyers
Watching the game was not a relaxing experience. Tied at the first break 15:15, Flyers leading by 7 at the half 29:36 and by just 1 at the third break 62:63.
At the end of the fourth period the game appeared won by the Flyers
Costas Wins BBC Surrey Outstanding Service to Sport Award
Congratulations to Coach Costas who was awarded the BBC Surrey Outstanding Service to Sport Award at the Surrey Active Sports Awards ceremony held at the HG Wells Suite on Tuesday 2nd December.
Costas was selected from a 'shortlist' of 10. He was nominated after winning the Woking award at a ceremony in October.
A full list of the Award Winners can be seen by clicking here
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