Baker remains positive

LEOPARDS’ coach Thomas Baker remained positive despite seeing his side record contrasting defeats over the weekend,
The Big Cats were on the wrong end of a 101-60 battering at league leaders Solent Kestrels on Saturday before going out of the National Trophy with an agonising 95-94 loss at Hemel Storm the following day.
“It was a tough weekend for us a team” admitted Baker. “It was probably our worst performance of the season against Solent on Saturday, not just because of the result but in the manner in which it came, followed by one of the most competitive performances we have had the next day against Hemel.
“As we have done all season we responded well last night following from Saturday’s performance and we competed hard, had great energy and played well as a team.
“Unfortunately there were moments of lapses which Hemel punished, which has brought our Trophy run to an end.
“We will have to move on quickly as games are coming thick and fast for us, we have double headers for the next two weekends and it is crucial we start to pick up wins as soon as possible to improve our league record.
“As heartbreaking as it is to lose by a point and be a position to win the game with little time remaining on the clock, I am proud of our performance last night, with a few minor adjustments I am confident the results will come.”