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.
The season is slowly drawing to a close and Bolton Bulls hosted title chasing Worcester Wolves.
The starting five for Bolton Bulls: Tom Eckersley, Darren Birch, Graeme Lambert, Dale Speight, Steve Aston.
It was always going to be a tough game for Bolton Bulls coming up against a full court press from their opponents from the opening tip-off. Graeme Lambert’s two baskets would be the only points for the Bolton Bulls in the first quarter. Worcester Wolves would lay the foundations of what would become an ever-increasing lead scoring 16 points.
The second quarter would get no easier for Bolton Bulls, managing only a single basket scored by Darren Birch. Worcester would add 20 points to take a commanding lead at half-time.
Half-time score: Bolton Bulls 6, Worcester Wolves 36
The full court press would begin to take it’s toll on Bolton Bulls in the second half; the pressure would force them into misplaced passes and turnovers which lead to a large return in points for Worcester Wolves. Bolton themselves would add to their score with Tom Eckersley from the free-throw line (adding two) and two baskets from open play. Darren Birch would score Bolton Bulls final 2 points of the game.
Bolton Bulls worked incredibly hard as a team; something which sadly, the scoreline does not reflect.
Full-time score: Bolton Bulls 14, Worcester Wolves 92