The Bolton Bulls wheelchair basketball club provides wheelchair basketball to people of all ages, disabilities and gender from all over the North West of England including Bolton, Bury, Blackburn, Wigan and Stockport.
So it’s that time of year again to jump back in our sports chairs and to see if all those pushing and lay-up drills have paid off.
Game one of a new season in a new league (Division 3) with a new coach (Coach Dan). Morale was high and the Bulls were enthusiastic and ready to get their teeth into a new season.
This showed right from the start of the game with the Bulls running up three baskets without reply. Unfortunately they couldn’t keep up that tempo and at the end of the first quarter honours were even at 6 points a-piece.
The Bulls had a disappointing second quarter only adding 3 points to their tally and were punished by the Panthers and that left them trailing at half time 13 points to 9.
Coach Dan’s first half time team talk did the trick as the Bulls came out in the third incredibly strong, holding their opponents to only one basket; the Bulls themselves scoring an impressive 14 points, ending the quarter leading 23-15.
Morale was high in the quarter break, the Bulls on the brink of their first win in over a year. Both teams played to quite a high tempo in the fourth quarter, and the baskets went back and forth. In the end the Bulls proved too much for the Carlisle Panthers and ran out winners, 34 points to 25. A great start to the season for the Bulls and a good game from both teams.