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Fury coach Bamfield salutes team display

Lynn Fury coach James Bamfield saluted his side after they upset the form book for their third National League win of the season.

The CWA Fury claimed a nail-biting 59-58 win against a Bromsgrove Bears outfit, who handed them a 30-point drubbing in the fixture between the two sides earlier in the season.

The odds were stacked against an inexperienced Fury side with Eivydas Aleksa , Ashley Manning, Martynas Bagdonas and experienced guard Tom Allard all missing from the squad.

Bamfield said: “This was a fantastic result for the side, and I don’t think many people gave us a prayer coming into the game

Injuries led to a first start of the season for Watson, who scored 14 of the Fury’s first 18 points on his way to a massive 22-point haul, including six three-pointers.

Jordan Roberts, 17, also showed glimpses of his potential with an eight-point return for Fury, whose lead slipped to just four points by the end of the third period.

Refusing to give up and encouraged on by a small, but boisterous, home crowd, every member of the side contributed as Fury somehow hung on to win 59-58.

Scorers: Watson (22), Lomsargis (13), Milbourne (11), Roberts (8), Klevinskis (5).

“I was especially pleased for Daryl (Watson) who has been with the club since he was 11 and I know how hard he has worked to try and contribute to the side.

“Hopefully Daryl and Jordan Roberts, who also played well, will seize the chance to establish themselves into the rotation and we’ll be a much stronger team for it.

“I’d also like to highlight Diccon Lloyd-Smeath’s contribution to the win today. Although he struggled offensively he did so many things that helped us win the game.”

Fury travel to Derby Trailblazers on Sunday before returning home on March 2 for their final home game of the season against Loughborough.

The club’s development squad gained victories over Norfolk Vipers and Dereham Bucks, while the College of West Anglia side, who are still undefeated in league, defeated Milton Keynes to move into the regional final of the BCS Cup.

 

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