10/03/2009 16:53

Captain Jamie Goodwin has dedicated the Hull Wasps’ dramatic 69-67 victory over Wirral Hornets to the club’s record crowd.

More than 320 supporters packed into the Gemtec Arena to create an electric atmosphere that spurred the home side to a win - sealed in nail-biting fashion by a three-pointer from guard Adrian Blatherwick in the final seconds.

Goodwin said: "The win is dedicated to our absolutely fantastic fans, who were so loud we could barely hear each other on the court in the final stages of the game.

"We were so desperate to win this game for them because most of our wins have come away from home this season and our fans have kept coming back week in, week out.

"I have no doubt we have by far the best fans in the league. This one was for you lot.”

The win lifted Hull to seventh in the division four table - at the expense of beaten Wirral.

Goodwin praised Hull’s achievements in their first-ever season in the National Basketball League.

He said: "To finish mid-table in our first season is tremendous.

“All our players, coaches and people behind the scenes can be very proud.

“This season can be a real platform for something great in the history of Hull basketball.”