Worksop’s title hopes ended by dismal festive results

Worksop Basketball Club v Retford Raiders (w111222-1s)
Worksop Basketball Club v Retford Raiders (w111222-1s)

A disastrous December all but ended Worksop’s hopes of honours this season as three losses across the Christmas period saw them slip to third in the table.

A six game winning run was ended abruptly as they let slip a 15 point lead against Sheffield Five Seconds II in their first defeat since the opening day of the season.

Five Seconds won that one 64-57.

Next up was another narrow defeat, this time at the hands of old rivals Hillsborough, 61-54.

Finally, last week, a poor performance against Five Seconds III completed the dismal festive period.

Worksop missed a staggering 20 free throws in the 52-43 loss.

Next up is the return game against Five Seconds’ second team, with Worksop now looking at third place as a realistic finishing target with four games to play.