Team Swindon storm into the Karl Taylor Cup Final

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Team Swindon Basketball Club have booked their place in the Karl Taylor Cup Final thanks to a big win against Woodley Thunder last weekend.

Having already beaten Woodley in Wessex League Division One action three days earlier, Team Swindon followed up that win with victory against them in the semi-finals of the Karl Taylor Cup.

Topping the scoring charts in Woodley for Team Swindon was Antonio Wilburn and Spencer Wells, both scoring 18 points apiece, while Matt North pitched in with a superb 17-point haul, as they cruised to a 90-63 success.

Wilburn (24 points), Wells (18 points) and North (16 points) were also on form in Team Swindon’s first game of 2020 when they travelled to Woodley and won 90-63. Also scoring well in that match was Matt Ford with 12 points while Ollie Swann and Sam Newman both scored nine points.

Both wins against Woodley Thunder means Team Swindon maintain their amazing 100 per cent record in both the league and cup competitions. And Antonio Wilburn’s team will look to extend that run further on Saturday when they host Slough Scorpions in their first home match of the decade.

Wilburn was delighted with his side’s start to 2020 and dubbed their cup success “huge” for the team and the town.

“Starting the second part of the season with two big wins is key for us, which is why we made it mandatory to train over the holidays,” said Wilburn.

“We know how important it is to remain focused and locked in as we have a big stretch of games coming up.

“Making it to the finals of the Karl Taylor Cup being a new club is huge not only for the team but I think for the town.

“As I stated in the beginning of the season, this team is for Swindon to get behind and call theirs. For our Swindon-born players you can tell every time they put on the jersey and step foot on the floor they know they are representing something bigger than themselves and we look forward to bringing some silverware back to Swindon.

“We have a big home game coming up this weekend, the first home game of the decade, so of course we want everyone down there cheering and getting behind our guys.”

Saturday’s match against Slough starts at 4.30pm at The Deanery Academy with doors opening at 4pm.

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