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.
As the end of the season fast approaches, Bolton Bulls had home advantage and were looking to get a win after 3 defeats on the bounce. This game wasn’t much to write home about (which is unfortunate since I have to write the match report).
Both teams struggled to settle into their game, and this led to a disjointed scrappy game that in Match of the Day terms, would’ve gone on last. A low scoring 1st quarter saw the teams all square at 6 a-piece.
Both teams evenly matched and fighting for every point (figuratively speaking). Somewhere in the second quarter the wheels came off slightly (again, figuratively speaking) for the Bolton Bulls as they only scored a very disappointing 3 points. Even more disappointing was that the Vikings scored 10; putting them in the lead at half-time, by two (and a half) baskets. Half-time: Bolton Bulls 9-16 Vikings 2 After a metaphorical kick up the backside at half-time, the Bulls had a good third quarter; toughening up their defense and out-scoring their opponents offensively winning the quarter overall 9 points to 6. The Bulls went into the final quarter only two baskets behind hoping they could pull out a much needed win. Unfortunately, the scrappy nature of the game made even the tiniest of margins an uphill struggle and the Vikings got the points they needed to put a close game away. Final score: Bulls 22-30 Vikings 2