Worthing Thunder hosts Kent Crusaders at the Worthing Leisure Centre on Saturday in the penultimate game of the NBL Division 1 regular season as they continue their bid for a top-four place.

Coach D’s men need to win their remaining two games in order to stand a chance of securing home court in the first round of the playoffs, but any kind of slip up could mean a potential road game against Team Northumbria in the opening game of the post-season.

However, Coach D is not focusing on the Newcastle-based side, but rather Saturday’s opponents Kent Crusaders, who have nothing but pride to play for as their season winds down until September.

The last time the two teams locked horns, Thunder came away with a hard-fought 84-73 win at Barking Abbey School as Zaire Taylor led the winners with 30 points.

“Kent are a young, hungry side that plays every possession as if it’s their last,” says Coach D. 

“They will challenge us in every aspect so we can’t get caught up with events elsewhere, otherwise Kent could catch us out. It’s vital that we remain focused on the task at hand.” 

Saturday’s game promises to be an exciting night’s entertainment with the game tipping off at 7:30 pm. But before that, there will be a special junior game between Worthing Thunder and Sussex Bears that gets underway at 5 pm. There is also an appearance by dance troupe Visual Poets.


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