09/12/2008 17:54

After Saturday's defeat to third place Tyne Met Trojans, the Wasps push for promotion took a blow. The side that was leading in both first quarter breaks, just seemed to lose steam according to Coach James Coulson;

"With some players struggling to find their way in the league and the absence of key players, we seemed to lose steam in the fourth quarter." said Coulson.

"An all round performance by Mosha (Fawcett] showed eveyone a glimpse of the future for this club. With Ashley Rice firing on all cyclinders early on and proving to all why he was the starting point guard.

Coulson is optimistic about the Wasps' prospects after the first half season in the National League.

"Tyne met finished bottom of the league last year and after a good recruitment over summer have now charged up the league, something I know the Wasps are capable of. There's a long way to go this season and we'll be pushing every team in every game. Hopefully come end of the season, we'll be up there and in with a shout for the play-offs."

Looking forward to the next game against Wirral, Coulson believes that the North West side will be a tough and very demanding fixture.

"Hopefully eveyone will be fit and ready for what promises to be a tough challenge against, from what I hear, a very physical team. Players will have to step up mentally and physically to compete with a well organised and well run basketball team."

The Wasps game against Wirral is at 3:00pm on Sunday (14th) at Woodchurch High Sports Complex.