NBL Division Two preview - Week 5 (26/27 October 2019)

After an interesting start to the season, there’s another nine tasty fixtures in the NBL Division Two, with only one unbeaten side in the Northern Conference and four in the South.

Game of the Week

Myerscough College (3-0) v Derbyshire Arrows (2-1)

It’s first versus second in the Northern Conference, as Myerscough College host Derbyshire Arrows in the last game of the weekend.

Myerscough head into the fixture following a close battle with Manchester Magic, with Franklin Agu scoring a game-high 20 points helping his side hold off a late comeback to beat Manchester 65-63.

Neal Hopkins’ side have also defeated Sheffield Hallam University and Derbyshire Spartans, and will be hoping to make it a double over Derbyshire sides against the Arrows.

Derbyshire Arrows themselves will look to bounce back from a heartbreaking one-point difference loss in the local derby against Spartans, their first defeat of the season. Just two points separate Derbyshire Arrows and Myerscough in the standings.


Elsewhere in D2M

It’s a battle of England vs Wales, as London Greenhouse Pioneers (0-1) host Cardiff Met Archers (0-1), with both sides searching for their first win in their second fixture of the season.

University of Chester (1-2) travel to the English Institute of Sport to face Sheffield Hallam University (0-3), with the hosts at the bottom of the table and looking for a win to kick-start their season.

Charnwood College Riders (2-0) will play hosts to Team Newcastle University (2-0) with both sides looking to continue their 100% record in the season.

Team Solent Kestrels II (0-2) will be hoping to take inspiration from the unbeaten Division One side and claim their first win as they face London Westside (1-0).

Southern Conference second-placed Ipswich Basketball (2-0) travel to East London All Stars (0-1), whilst Sussex Bears (1-1) face BC Medelynas London (2-0).

Lastly, Derbyshire Spartans (1-2) who were victorious in their local derby will play Bristol Academy Flyers (2-1) and Team Birmingham Elite (1-1) host Manchester Magic (1-2)


Full fixtures and stats


Saturday 26 October 2019

2:20pm - Sheffield Hallam University v University of Chester - LIVE STATS

3:30pm - Charnwood College Riders v Team Newcastle University - LIVE STATS

3:30pm - London Greenhouse Pioneers v Cardiff Met Archers - LIVE STATS

5:00pm - Sussex Bears v BC Medelynas London - LIVE STATS

6:00pm - Team Solent Kestrels II v London Westside - LIVE STATS

7:00pm - Derbyshire Spartans v Bristol Academy Flyers - LIVE STATS

8:00pm - Team Birmingham Elite v Manchester Magic - LIVE STATS


Sunday 27 October 2019

1:30pm - East London All Stars v Ipswich Basketball - LIVE STATS

4:00pm - Myerscough College v Derbyshire Arrows - LIVE STATS


*Main image credit - Myerscough College