Rebels come close again against Reading
Essex Rebels travelled to Reading Rockets in the NBL Division one men match up.
In the last game Essex showed their ability to compete but couldn’t get it across the line.
Essex started the game fast with some great free flowing offence, some tough defence and took a demanding leading.
Going into half time Essex were the better team and the scoreline showed up by 11.
The 3rd Quarter saw a lacklustre start for the Rebels. A quick 8 -0 run by reading meant that the game was back for the taken.
The final stanza and Essex were in the lead by 6. Reading began to tighten up their defence and the Rebels found it difficult to convert.
Going down to the wire, Essex found themselves down by 3 after a hard fought battle by Reading.
A last ditch play by Essex couldn’t see them convert and the game finished with Reading fighting back to win by 3, 89 – 86.
Coach Norfolk was happy with the performance. “ Our start was great. We needed to maintain the momentum created. We have to learn to convert during the tense moments of the game”.
Rebels were led by Jake Eynons 21 Points closely followed by Roy Winter with 16 points and Josh Moore of the bench with 15 points.
Essex now look to bounce back for their home double header next weekend, as they host Loughborough Riders on Saturday and Leicester Warriors on Sunday.