London United comprehensively beat Coventry Crusaders at Brunel Osterley on Saturday evening to get back to winning ways in the National League.

After starting very poorly and conceding 31 points in the 1st quarter mainly through poor intensity on defence the Londoners managed to pick themselves up and work for each other to create turnovers to allow them to get back into the game.

It was Coventry's Polish import Twierdzinski who helped them get off to a flyer with 12 1st quarter points as London's Deppisch was much slower to get going.

The 2nd quarter saw London keep Coventry to only 8 points with some much more intense defensive work as Deppisch finally found his shooting touch with three long range threes. United managed 24 of their own to take a half time lead of 48-39.

Inevitably Coventry faded with only a small bench relying heavily on their starting unit and in the 3rd quarter United eventually stretched the lead out to 77-65 with Deppisch connecting with another 4 threes and Van Elswyk doing the damage inside the paint.

United's depth helped them to continue to pressurise Coventry as the offensive looks became easier for the Londoners with Coventry seriously tiring in the 4th. Deppisch added another 2 threes and Mumuni and Klocek worked tirelessly at the defensive end. United finally sealed a good home victory at 106-86 against a much improved Crusaders team to take the Londoners to a 7-1 winning record.

United's scorers: Deppisch 35 (9 threes), Van Elswyk 22, Mumuni 13, Klocek 9, Ataha 9, Reid 8, Machynia 8, Quashie 2, Long 2.

Coventry Crusaders: Hamlet 34, Twierdzinski 23, Oatman 9, Neely 9 United travel to Kings Lynn on Saturday in the league and then face their final BBL Trophy encounter at Guildford Heat on Sunday at 3pm.