London United suffered a mixed bag of fortunes last weekend winning on the road to neighbours London Capitals by 57-86 and then losing to a fired up Essex and Herts Leopards at Brunel by 72-78.

Saturdays game at Willesden was a quiet affair on all counts. United sailed to a near 30 victory in front of a crowd you could count on two hands and won very comfortably. Jagodka top scored with 28, supported by Callender 15 and Reid 14.

Sundays game against Leopards was a different type of game with Leopards fighting for a play-off spot and desperately needing a win. this was evident in their commitment and although United lead throughout they gave up a 14 point lead to go into the half time break only 7 up.

united then looked like they would take a win out of the game as they lead by 8 at the end of the third however it was Leopards court leader Steve Ogunjimi who helped keep United out for the first 7 minutes of the last quarter as his team mates stepped up to take an 11 point lead.

Steve Vear tried to rally his team-mates with a long 3 and an extra free throw but it was in vain as Leopards went to the line at every foul called by an over zealous ref who called 35 fouls against London to 19 against Leopards.

Vear, Reid, Grabsci and Mumuni all fouled out of the game although the United coaches don't feel that is an excuse as it was evident that Leopards wanted to win much more with United having secured their play off spot.

top scorers for United were Callender 24, Jagodka 14 and Vear 12.

"Its not the way we want to go into the play-offs, as that's all we have left to win this season, so we will have to step up our attitudes and just work harder in practice over the next 2 weeks".

"Everyone at this club has worked too hard this season for us to go out with a fizzle. Injuries or not, this Club needs to prove it can win some silver ware and we need to get everyone on the same page for the next couple of weeks"

said assistant coach Schiller.