Wasps Burned by Blaze

06/11/2011 18:56

Hull Wasps 64 Burnley Blaze 85

Hull Wasps went down 85-64 to league title favourites Burnley Blaze at the Bonus Arena on Saturday evening. In an early evening game, the Wasps fell behind early on and were always playing catch up within the game. In the end, Malcolm Leak's youthful side took control of the game and went away from the Bonus Arena with the 2 points.

"Burnley are a quality side. We've always known that" said Wasps player-coach Matt Fawcett after the game.

"We've worked hard this week knowing of the challenge we had but we fell short. At points in the game we brought ourselves back into it. We're a skilful team but found it hard to match their fitness and we were punished in the end because of that.

"We'll bounce back again and continue to push for the play-offs. We have the quality in this side and we'll work even harder to try and achieve our goals this season."

John Brignell top-scored for the Wasps with 19 points, Adrian Blatherwick came second with 11.