Leopards look to down Arrows

Levett Essex Leopards continue their push for promotion when they travel to Derbyshire Arrows on Sunday.
The Big Cats they will face a side sitting ninth in the table with four wins from nine games, with three of those wins coming on their Dronfield Sports Centre court.
A heavy loss at Team Birmingham Elite in their opening game ended any chance in the Patrons Cup, although they did beat Liverpool comfortably in their other group game, while in the National Cup they defeat Team Derby in overtime before going down 96=66 at perennial winners Manchester Magic.
Along with Westminster, Arrows are the only Division Two sides Leopards had played in league games before this season. The teams were regular opponents during Leopards’ early days in Division One, but haven’t met since Arrows were relegated in 2009/10.
The Arrows were based in Sheffield when the sides last met, and they proved to be something of a bogey for the Big Cats in our first couple of seasons as they knocked us out of the play-offs in our first campaigns, but the last pair of meetings saw comfortable wins for Leopards as our two wins helped consign them to Division Two.
After initially struggling in their first season in the second tier, Pete Kelly’s side have reached the play-offs in each of the last two seasons.