Bradford went into the weekends fixtures knowing that they could all but secure their first division survival with a couple of wins against two of the teams that are below them in the table. Having already beaten Westminster Warriors on both of their previous meetings this season, the Dragons could be somewhat forgiven for a degree of complacency as they travelled to the capital.
The Dragons took an early lead, only ten seconds from the tip off, when Nicholas Moore sank his jump shot to open his account. It was a lead that Bradford were to maintain throughout the first quarter of the game, at one point stretching their advantage to nine points, before the hosts managed to peg it back to three by the end of the period (14-17).
That was as good as it got for the Dragons as Westminster took a firm hold on the game, opening up a ten-point lead of their own. Despite baskets from Moore and Rihards Sulcs, in the last minute of the half, the home side went back to the Locker room six points ahead, 45-39.
Chris Mellor’s half time team talk failed to make an impact as the Dragons found themselves falling further and further behind. At the half way point of the third quarter Westminster were firmly in control of the game, with a commanding eighteen-point advantage (61-43). This finally spurred Bradford into a mini revival, halving the hosts lead by the end of the penultimate period (65-56).