Famous win for Yateley SilverbacksBy Jon Couch
January 17, 2013
THE Yateley Silverbacks basketball team put in one of their best-ever displays - just eight days after one of their worst - to claim a dramatic 59-50 victory over Woodley Greenflash in the second round of the Karl Taylor Cup.
Through injuries and suspension the Silverbacks only had seven players available, but that was all they needed as Pete Daines' men rallied to a famous win at Yateley Manor against a side who ply their trade in a higher division.
The Silverbacks piled on the pressure from the off, holding the Wessex division one side scoreless for the opening seven minutes and powering into an early 10-0 lead.
Steve Vaughan and Glynn Davies were revelling in the responsibility of keeping the scores ticking, but a Woodley response saw the gap close to three at half time.
Martyn Jackson came into his own after the break, adding 14 of his season-high 16 baskets, and that kept the Silverbacks in front, in the end comfortably holding off the Greenflash to wrap up victory.
Delighted player/boss Daines said: "The Vaughan brothers [Steve and Jack] were immense on defence, blocking shots and grabbing rebounds.
"MJ [Martyn Jackson] and Glynn [Davies] had their best games of the season and the rest of the guys simply played well as a team, while our different defensive schemes worked well.
"To hold a team with that athleticism and talent to just 50 points was a great effort."
Scorers: Steve Vaughan 19, Martyn Jackson 16, Glynn Davies 13, Callum Harvey 6, Jack Vaughan 2, Andy Crombie 2, Pete Daines 1.