it’s win win for trojans at hereward!

it’s win win for trojans at hereward!

January 27, 2023

It was WIN, WIN WIN for Tile Hill Trojans as the Second and Third teams inflicted defeat on the visitors to Hereward College with the two clubs going head to head in Division Two. then the first team followed suit at Sidney Stringer School when they beat Warwick china Red 76-55 to make it a hat-trick and maximum points for the reds.

Monday saw Trojans 2 put Tornadoes 3 to the sword 61-33 after the visitors had put on a good show in the first quarter to close 9-12 down. But after the interval it was all one-way as Trojans slammed in a 25-12 period, then followed that up with a 14-0 run which took the teams into the last ten at 53-19, before the game finished with very little activity around the rings.

Top scorers with 16 apiece were Egis Baliunas for Trojans and M Abdelnabi for Tornadoes.

Trojans 3 then enjoyed similar success when they met up with Tornadoes 2 on Thursday, coming out on top 68-55. Both sides were a little short in their line-ups, but Tornadoes had big Ben Clarke who shone throughout the match with his inside game, but including two long-range triples which put his side into the lead after the first quarter on 17-13.

The lead then changed hands several times either side of half-time with the result on a knife-edge and the home side in front at 43-41. Trojans then broke, despite  the efforts of Clarke and Seb Capitani, and the storm were petering out as Matty Novelskas and Iain Maxwell began to run the fast-break with aplomb to bank the points.

Novelskas grabbed 19, Maxwell 18 and Trevor Robinson 16 for Trojans with Clarke on 28 and Capitani 8.

Fielding a much-reduced squad, Trojans 1 managed to get three hard-earned points as they ground down China Red with Chris Janes and Trevor Robinson leading the way on 16 and 18 respectively. it was largely down to a final quarter spurt which brought a 26-13 score in favour of the visitors that killed off the gallant Warwick side and kept Trojans’ faint Championship hopes alive.