By Jake Ashby
Leeds Force will be looking to recover from last week’s 83-73 loss at the Plymouth Raiders when they host Bristol Flyers in the British Basketball League.
Leeds went into the game against Plymouth full of confidence following their first win in seven against Newcastle Eagles, however they were unable to reproduce the result.
It was a late meltdown that sunk Leeds, who were leading going into the fourth quarter, but a 12-2 run gave Plymouth the lead which they then built on to secure a comfortable win.
Despite the loss to Plymouth, forward Rob Marsden told Yorkshire Evening Post he thinks that the performances last week can help Leeds turn their so-far forgetful season around.
Marsden said: “I hope last weekend can be a springboard for us now and we can put a good run of wins together and shoot up the table.
“Now we are focusing on Bristol and how we can put in the same performance against them as we did against Newcastle. If we can do that then I don’t think any team in the league can handle us.”
Marsden scored back-to-back double-doubles last week, and will be hoping that this kind of form will help him lead the Force to their fifth win of the season.
Leeds’ opponents Bristol currently sit in eight position in the British Basketball League, but will be low on confidence after being knocked out of the BBL Trophy semi-finals.
A win for Leeds would see them put pressure on Bristol, who currently sit in the final play-off position.