The McDonald’s Nottingham Hoods will be looking to turn the Nottingham Wildcat Arena into a fortress on Saturday with a full day of home games, culminating in the main event at 7.30 pm with the senior men taking on Liverpool in aid of Ronald McDonald House Charity.
The day’s action tips off at 12.30pm with the Junior Hoods u18 (9&9) taking on GAC Coventry Tornadoes (8&8). The Hoods narrowly crept past their opponents in the reverse fixture 53-55 and will be looking for another win to solidify their 4th place in the league.
Hoods II (4&9) are next in action, at 2.30pm, in the first of their tough double header games as they take on high flying Team Wolverhampton (10&1), who won 75-57 when the two teams met just last weekend. On Sunday, they have another tough task as they take on City of Birmingham (6&7) with a 2pm tip at the Nottingham Wildcat Arena. In their last meeting Birmingham nipped it 67-64, so it is sure to be a cracker of game.
Back to Saturday night at the Nottingham Wildcat Arena and next up on court will be Junior Hoods u16 (9&2) who will be looking to bounce straight back from their tight loss last weekend against a Leicester Warriors II (0&12) side that is languishing at the foot of the table. Last time the two clubs met, Hoods ran out easy winners 33-79 and another victory on Saturday will keep the pressure on the top two.
The final match of the day serves up an intriguing encounter between two teams that have had their fair share of issues this season. 2016 National Champions, Liverpool (4&12) find themselves in a battle at the foot of the table this season as they, like the Hoods (6&10), have had to deal with numerous injuries throughout the season, but they have strung a few good results together lately, which has put a bit of daylight between them and the bottom and a win on Saturday for them could put them in with a realistic shout at the play-offs. The two teams had some epic battles last season, meeting in the Patron’s Cup as well as the League and they were all edge of your seat thrillers with both teams playing at their peaks. The only game played this season, saw Hoods grab the narrowest of wins 70-71 and they know that after last weekend’s 1 point loss to Ipswich, a win this Saturday is a must to keep them in the play-off positions.
The game is being run to support Ronald McDonald’s House Charity, so the Hoods will be wearing their limited edition red kit in what promises to be a fantastic evening of entertainment. There will be games, prizes and all sorts of entertainment, not to mention the game itself so we recommend heading down early.