Baker ready for Solent test

As his side prepare to hot Team Solent Kestrels in the National Cup semi-final on Sunday, Essex Leopards’ coach Thomas Baker is expecting a tough test.
“It is exciting to think we are one game away from a final” he said.
“However right now our focus has to be on preparing for a tough Solent team who currently are dominating Division One.
“Coach Guymon’s teams are always well drilled and strong defensively so we will need to be at our best if we are to reach the final.
” They have some returning players from last year most namely Herm Senor II who is a great leader in their team. But with their recent addition of Nick Lewis as already having a strong team it is going to be a great game to be a part of and one the guys are super excited about.”
Thanks to the continued support of Brentwood Leisure Trust, the game will take place at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday December 9, tip-off 4pm. Leopards will be running their usual pre-game training session with the players before the game, bookings for this and the game are available through this website.
Baker is hoping that the experience of Lee Hodges and Chuck Duru – who both won the competition with Hemel Storm last year – will help his side:
“It is good to have guys who have been in this position before so using the experiences of Chuck and Lee from their success last year with Hemel will be key for us. We are getting better all the time and this is a great opportunity for us, we will be ready for the challenge.”