London United back on track

First published in Sport

London United got themselves back to winning ways on Sunday by winning on the road to Teesside Mohawks.

The long journey up north is always a tough one for the players to travel for 5 hours and then automatically switch things on to play, but the players reacted really well after a horrific performance last weekend in the league losing to Kingston at home.

United were up against 7ft 6" Centre Neil Fingleton who is impressive in frame as well as his ability, but with United working tirelessly as a team they managed to forge a 27-21 first quarter lead with captain Pete Deppisch nailing 6 points and rejuvenated point guard Santa Ataha scoring 11.

By the half United had extended their lead to 51-39 as Deppisch took his tally to 20 points.

United's constant work ethic on defence helped them play more as a team than in recent weeks and although Teesside made a comeback to within 8 points in the final quarter it was Ataha again who managed to seal Teesside fate by scoring 7 consecutive points handing United a much needed win at 72-88.

Ataha top scored with 27, Deppisch with 24 and Klocek with 13.

United now placed 6th in the league with a 11-5 winning record are hoping for the teams above them to slip up as they all play each other in the coming weeks.

United face a double header weekend coming up with Solent Stars at Brunel Osterley on Saturday at 6pm and then away to second placed Worcester on Sunday.

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