Surrey face an away trip to Leeds on Sunday as the Scorchers look to build on their win over Cheshire Phoenix last weekend.
When: 30th October. 16:00 Tip-off.
Where: Carnegie Sports Centre near the Headingley Campus. Which can accommodate just over 500 spectators.
Since the team became Surrey Scorchers in 2015, the clubs have met 3 times in the league. And the record doesn’t make good reading for Surrey as they have lost all 3 of those matches. This time, however, the Scorchers are full of confidence having won their first home league game of the season last weekend. That win has moved the Scorchers up to 9th in the standings, just one places outside the play-off spots.
Leeds, on the other hand, haven’t played as many fixtures but at the same time sit underneath the Scorchers in the table, having won 1 of their opening 4 matches. Similar to the Scorchers the Force have had some tricky games so far this season, including a 103-39 defeat to defending champions Leicester Riders earlier in October. Although they did restore some credit when they played the Riders again in their very next game, going down 92-60 this time.
“The Season Starts Now…”
Surrey top scorer Will Neighbour described the win over Cheshire on Saturday as the real ‘start of the season’. And is looking forward to the team gelling as the Scorchers make a bid to reach the play-offs this year.
You can listen to that full interview here.
Ones to watch
Surrey will once again be looking towards Will Neighbour for inspiration as the 6’10 Power Forward has totalled 131 points from the opening 9 matches this season. Including 17/43 from 3 pointers and 29/55 on field goals.
Chaz Rollins is another to look out for as has 108 points on the board this season while Surrey favourite and Captain Omotayo Ogedengbe (Tayo) also has 108.
Having only played 4 matches this season their scoring isn’t as high as the Scorchers. However, Jack Isenbarger is one to look out for as he already has 41 points this season at an average of just over 10 points a game. While Robert Marsden is another to keep an eye on.