London United Basketball Club had a disastrous weekend back from the Christmas Break.

With players travelling back from their Christmas break right up until game day on Saturday, United have paid the price for lack of preparation by effectively being dumped out of the Cup Semi Finals against Worcester Wolves on Sunday losing by a massive margin of 38 points.

As well as losing their number one league position by falling to Manchester Magic in the League on Saturday evening by 10 points.

With Pete Van Elswyk out injured for another couple of weeks United struggled with their organisation on the court and bad went to worse as United lost in the League and then in the 1st leg of the National Trophy Semi Finals by an unrecoverable margin.

Saturdays game against Manchester Magic was a poor display with Captain Pete Deppisch unable to score double figures after his incredible pre Christmas consistency, shooting from 3 point range at 58%. United were down from start to finish however managed to step up their defence in the 3rd quarter to claw back a 15 point deficit to 2 points at 64-66, however they could not get over the hump and Manchester closed the game out from the free throw line with United having to foul to try to bring themselves back. The game finished at 77-87 with Reid and Machynia contributing 16 points each and Jagodka and Ataha scoring 11 each.

Sunday was a crunch game for United, desperate for their first piece of silverware in the National Trophy. Paired against Worcester Wolves whom United had previously beaten by 9 in the League, United were obviously not prepared for what was to happen. United went down in the 1st quarter by 6 at 19-25 and then a 33 point tally by Wolves in the 2nd to United's 14 gave Wolves the advantage at the half by 25 at 33-58.

The game was so one sided from then on in that United coaches and players can openly admit they felt embarrassed by the drubbing they received in a final score of 66-104 effectively ending United's Cup run, even though they have to travel to Worcester next Sunday in the return leg.

More importantly for United now is to get the team back on track in the League, having to face Leopards at Brunel, Osterley on Saturday night at 6pm.