Dragons weather the Storm but fall in Derby.
Bradford Dragons faced another double header weekend, against two sides that are fighting for a home berth in the end of season playoffs. Having trailed for the majority of the game, the Dragons clawed back from a massive seventeen point deficit to clinch a spectacular 87-79 victory against Hemel Storm, in the Dragons’ Den on Saturday evening. Then, in a complete turn of events, Bradford led for the most part of Sunday’s high scoring fixture at Derby Trailblazers, but a late surge from the hosts saw them take the win, 106-99.
Saturday’s game was the reverse of the previous weekends fixture in Hemel Hempstead, in which a vastly depleted six man Dragons’ side were on the wrong end of a nineteen point difference between the two sides (91-72). This time around, Bradford did add an extra body to their bench, but were without their two three-point shooters, Dave Walsh and Steve Towell. :: Read More ::
Dragons stop the Rebellion & tame the Lions
The Bradford Dragons got back to winning ways at the weekend, winning both games in a home double header. The Dragons beat Essex Rebels 80-78 on Saturday evening at Calderdale College’s Inspire Centre, and then followed up with a 100-80 victory against BA London Lions on Sunday afternoon.
In the reverse fixture against the Rebels, back in November, the Dragons had controlled the game and built up a big lead, but in the final quarter Essex had hit back strong and came within three points of the Dragons total (85-88).
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Dragons lose out in battle against TVC
Bradford Dragons entertained the Thames Valley Cavaliers, at Calderdale College’s Inspire Centre, on Saturday evening, but went down to a devastating 80-91 loss, despite a brave fight in front of their largest crowd of the season.
The Cavaliers went into the weekend with an 8-3 record and sitting fifth in the NBL division one table. The Dragons sat 4 places below them, with five wins from their opening eleven fixtures. :: Read More ::
Dragons can’t overcome Leaders Thunder
They say that lightening never strikes the same place twice, but the Bradford Dragons found out, to their cost that the same can not be applied to the light shows accomplice, Thunder, when they travelled to the South coast last weekend to face the current NBL league leaders, Worthing Thunder.
Despite putting up a good fight, the Dragons succumbed to a second defeat of the season against the table toppers, 89-72 :: Read More ::
Bradford Dragons got off to a winning start in their new home at Calderdale College’s Inspire Centre, beating Reading Rockets by a narrow three point margin, 93-90, on Sunday afternoon.
The Dragons opening weekend extravaganza had been disrupted by the postponement of Saturday's fixture against London Lions II, due to a minor Covid outbreak amongst the students at the Barking Academy, home of the Lions.
Despite a poor start to the season, the Dragons have been boosted recently by a run of four successive victories, broken only last week by defeat at current league leaders Solent Kestrels, In which a strong Dragons performance pushed the Kestrels all the way. :: Read More ::
Never say die, as Dragons take comeback win!
Bradford Dragons headed down the M1 to Loughborough University on Saturday, where they faced off against Loughborough Riders in the National Basketball League first division. Having trailed from the off, the Dragons left it late, but bounced back to take a fourth successive league victory (74-80).
The Dragons still have Andreas Lycoudis and Rihards Sulcs side-lined through injury, whilst Stephen Towell also missed the game through sickness. However, the Bradford side were boosted by the inclusion of another new signing, 6’4” Guard, Micah Savery-Richards. :: Read More ::
Dragons leave it late in Saturday night thriller
Bradford Dragons edged out a resilient Leicester Warriors in the Dragons’ Den on Saturday night (82-76), in a game that kept supporters on the edge of their seats right to the end.
Having won their last two league fixtures, the Dragons went into this game in confident mood, against a Leicester Warriors side that had taken just a single win from their opening eight fixtures. :: Read More ::
Mixed Fortunes for Dragons
Bradford Dragons hosted a double header weekend in the Dragons’ Den [Bradford College Sports Hall], entertaining Oaklands Wolves in the National Basketball League Division One on Saturday evening, followed by a National Cup fourth round fixture against Derby Trailblazers on Sunday afternoon.
On Saturday, both teams went into the game with just one win, albeit the Dragons having played one game less than the Wolves, and both would have seen this game as an opportunity to make further strides up the table.
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Dragons get the monkey off their shoulder
Bradford Dragons picked up their first league win of the season with a three points victory [85-88] against the Essex Rebels on Saturday afternoon.
The Rebels, currently sitting bottom of the table, had a 0- 5 record going into Saturday afternoon's fixture. Also winless, the Dragons, had failed to win in their first four games of the campaign, having played one game less than their hosts, due to last weekends postponement against the Nottingham Hoods. Whatever the result that would be at least one less team without a win by the end of the afternoon. :: Read More ::
Mixed Fortunes for Dragons
Bradford Dragons experienced mixed fortunes at the weekend with a loss at Thames Valley Cavaliers (101-61) in the league on Saturday evening, but bounced back to beat Manchester Magic (91-80) in the third round of the National Cup on Sunday afternoon.
The Dragons travelled to Uxbridge College on Saturday without a win, so far, in the National Basketball League, whilst Thames Valley had also struggled to find their form from the previous two seasons with just win from their opening three matches. :: Read More ::
Introducing the latest addition to the Dragons' team, Dunc (the) Dragon, our new club mascot.
Dunc branded merchandise will be available soon, and it is our plan to bring Dunc to life in the form of a game day mascot, also available for school visits with the club.
However, to make this happen, there is a cost of around £1k to £1.5k, and we are therefore seeking an appropriate company/organisation/individual to become Dunc's official sponsor.