A taste of their own medicine

EVER since both Coffs Harbour State League teams lost to Tamworth on the road a month ago, their coaches have been plotting revenge.

The losses to Tamworth are the only blots on the copybook for the men’s and women’s teams so far in 2010 but women’s coach Herb Haddon admits having a big crowd get to Sportz Central this weekend would go a long way towards the Suns turning the tables on the Thunderbolts.

“We want all the junior representative players to come along and cheer our girls home this Sunday,” Haddon said.

“The noise from the Tamworth fans certainly intimidated us in Tamworth and we would really appreciate a large and vocal crowd supporting the Suns this weekend.

“This is one of the few weekends where junior and senior rep games do not clash, so come along and support the Suns.”

The Suns matches aren’t just being played tomorrow though.

In fact, this weekend allows local basketball fans to enjoy five games at Sportz Central over two days.

Tonight’s feature game sees the Lacey Earth Moving youth league men take on Maitland Mustangs.

This is the Youth league’s third game of the season and coach Laurie Van Loo is expecting big things of the team.

“We have skill and speed on our side and if the boys get their teamwork and defence right, we should be rewarded on the night,” Van Loo said.

“Maitland will be tough and their defensive pressure might cause us some problems but I believe we have a good game plan to overcome their intensity.”

The Suns men will open tonight’s program at 4.30pm with their second round game against Armidale.

Tomorrow, the Suns take on arch-rivals Tamworth Thunderbolts in both the men’s and women’s divisions while the youth league boys will be up against Central Coast Power. The women and youth team tip off at 11am and the men meet Tamworth at 1pm.


Weekend’s State League fixtures

All matches played at Sportz Central on Bray Street.


4.30pm: Men v Armidale

6.30pm: Youth v Maitland


11am: Youth v Central Coast

11am: Women v Tamworth

1pm: Men v Tamworth

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