- Match Report Liverpool Greenbank Vs Bolton Bulls
Match Report - Liverpool Greenbank vs Bolton Bulls
Written by Michael 4th October 2015
Bolton Bulls Wheelchair Basketball Club began the new GBWBA Division 3 North season with an away trip to Liverpool Greenbank.
Starting Five for Bolton Bulls was:
15 Tom Eckersley (Coach/Captain)
14 Jim Heggie
35 Graeme Lambert
23 Graeme Sneddon
8 Michael Galligan
Liverpool Greenbank would open the games scoring, dropping two baskets for a 4 point lead. Tom Eckersley replied with a basket to get Bolton Bulls scoring underway. Unfortunately, despite dogged defending from Bulls, a strong pressing game from Greenbank would result in a good run of scoring for them to put them in an early 12 points to 2 lead.
Tom Eckersley and Graeme Sneddon added two baskets each to Bolton Bulls score, but continued pressing from Liverpool Greenbank would keep them ahead 18 points to 10 at the end of the first quarter.
At the beginning of the second quarter the teams traded baskets, with Graeme Sneddon and Tom Eckersley continuing their scoring runs adding a further 6 points to Bolton Bulls running total, after which Liverpool Greenbank would pile on the pressure and score six back-to-back baskets, putting them in a commanding 33-16 lead. Tom Eckersley would break the their run with a quick 2 pointer, but Liverpool Greenbank would add a further 4 points before the half-time buzzer.
Half-time score: Liverpool Greenbank 37, Bolton Bulls 18
Bolton Bulls would continue to struggle in the third quarter with their opponents scoring the first three baskets, before Graeme Sneddon stemmed the tide with a much needed 2 points. Another three baskets would follow from Greenbank before Bolton Bulls went on a scoring run of their own: A basket from Tom Eckersley and two from Graeme Sneddon offered small consolation to a tiring Bolton Bulls team.
The fourth quarter continued in much the same vain with only Graeme Lambert and Tom Eckersley adding to the Bolton Bulls score, while Greenbank ran away with it.
Full-time: Liverpool Greenbank 63, Bolton Bulls 30
A tough opening game for Bolton Bulls, but they battled hard and the score line in no way reflects the amount of effort that they put in on the day. Next match is at Smithills Sports Centre on Saturday 17th October with a 3.30 tip-off. Feel free to come and support the team #LetsGoBulls