Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Home Boost for Giants as They See off Phoenix

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Home Boost for Giants as They See off Phoenix

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MAN GIANTS ............ 88 C PHOENIX................ 79 Anthony Jepson

MANCHESTER Giants ganged up on Cheshire Phoenix to land a precious home victory.

The visitors arrived at the Trafford Sportsdome with just five senior players following the departures of Jordan Williams and ex- Giant Olu Babalola.

And the Giants used almost their full roster to wear them into submission.

The Phoenix were forced to rush another former Giant, Dave Aliu, back from injury and were harried out of the contest by Yorick Williams' gameplan.

He used 11 of his 12-man roster to run the Nix, with a trio of juniors forming their bench, into the ground.

Their own indiscipline didn't help them as Akeem Ellis and Kinu Rochford fouled out, with the latter's final involvement a technical foul as the dogged Ingus Bankevics got under his skin. …

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