Thunder have sights on cup final

WORTHING Thunder Basketball Club have their sights set on reaching the National Cup final, when they travel to Reading Rockets on Sunday.

Daniel Hildreth takes a time-out
Daniel Hildreth takes a time-out

Thunder coach Daniel Hildreth admits it is a big weekend, with a home league game against Hemel Storm on Saturday, and said: “One game at a time is our approach but it is a big weekend for us as a club and we are all looking forward to it.

“Obviously, it is a great achievement this early in the season to make a semi-final but all the hard work is wasted if you don’t get to the final.

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“No one remembers a semi-finalist, we need to prepare this week to produce a much-better performance than a few weeks ago at Reading (in the league).

“We have the know-how, the talent and the character to beat anyone in the league and to make a final would be great for everyone at the club.

“Last season, we fell short with an over-time loss to Manchester on the buzzer (in the National Trophy).

“This year, we want to go one stage further and enjoy the experience of a final. It is certainly within our capabilities but we have to take care of business on Saturday against Hemel first.”