NBL Division Two Preview - Week 6 (November 2 2019)

Ten fixtures in Division Two from both the Northern and Southern conferences this Saturday, with plenty of action to dig into. Here’s the latest preview…

Game of the Week

 There’s a local derby in the capital as second place take on fourth in BC Medelynas London and East London All Stars.

What promises to be an entertaining clash in the South Conference, BC Medelynas London remain one of only three unbeaten teams in the Division Two competition, whilst their opponents in All Stars have a record of 1-1.

The hosts travelled to Sir Robert Woodard Academy in week four and claimed a tight 64-61 win over Sussex Bears, whilst their opponents also claimed a confident 118-79 victory over Ipswich Basketball - their first victory of the season.

A victory for BC Medelynas London could see them take the lead in the table if other results go their way, currently second on joint-points with top spot.


Elsewhere in DM2


At the top of the South division, Essex Rebels (3-0) take on Team Solent Kestrels II (1-2) who claimed their first win of the season in week four against London Westside with a 91-83 victory, with Ashley Williams scoring 25 points and Theo King adding 20 more. The Rebels head into the round fresh after a week off, last competing in week four to claim a 93-76 win over London Greenhouse Pioneers.

In third place, Ipswich Basketball (2-1) travel to the capital of Wales to take on Cardiff Met Archers (1-1), who will be in high spirits following their success over London Greenhouse Pioneers in week five. Gareth Williams scored on the buzzer to claim his side’s first victory in the division 80-79, whilst Jordan Seeley was the top point scorer with 16.

Elsewhere, London Greenhouse (0-2) themselves look to bounce back from consecutive losses as they take on Greenwich Titans (0-3) in a battle of ninth and tenth respectively, whilst London Westside (1-1) host Sussex (1-2) in a mid-table battle.

In the Northern conference, unbeaten Team Newcastle (3-0), who climbed to the top of the table following their 98-85 triumph over Charnwood College Riders, host Bristol Hurricanes (0-3) who will be hoping to bounce back from their 98-85 loss to Derbyshire Spartans in week five and search for their first win of the season.

Spartans (2-2) travel to University of Chester (1-2) on the back of two wins, including the local derby victory over Derbyshire Arrows, with just one point separating the sides at full time with a 98-97 scoreline.

Second-placed Myerscough College (3-1) host Bristol Flyers (2-2), whilst Charnwood (2-1) travel to The Factory Young People’s Centre to take on Team Birmingham Elite (1-2).

Finally, it’s a battle of third versus fourth as Derbyshire Arrows (3-1) take on Manchester Magic (2-2). The hosts in Magic claimed an impressive 67-53 victory over Team Birmingham Elite in week five, led by Richard Bell’s 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists, with support from stand-out players Andre Gayle, Josh Grand and Ty Jordan. Derbyshire also head into the fixture off the back of success, defeating Myerscough 83-80 with George Brownell scoring 28 points for the victorious side.

Full fixtures and stats

 Saturday 2 November 2019


3:30pm - London Greenhouse Pioneers v Greenwich Titans - LIVE STATS

4:00pm - Myerscough College v Bristol Academy Flyers - LIVE STATS

4:30pm - Cardiff Met Archers v Ipswich Basketball - LIVE STATS

6:00pm - University of Chester v Derbyshire Spartans - LIVE STATS

6:00pm - BC Medelynas London v East London All Stars - LIVE STATS

6:15pm - London Westside vs Sussex Bears - LIVE STATS

6:30pm - Manchester Magic v Derbyshire Arrows - LIVE STATS

7:00pm - Team Newcastle University v Bristol Hurricanes - LIVE STATS

7:00pm - Essex Rebels vs Team Solent Kestrels II - LIVE STATS

8:00pm - Team Birmingham Elite v Charnwood College Riders - LIVE STATS