Moulton College 61 v 130 New City College

The first match of the new season saw one of last season’s final four teams, New City College, put down a marker to go further in the 19/20 campaign after a 130-61 win over Moulton College.

The first few minutes saw both teams going toe to toe, however half way through the 1st quarter, New City began to put distance between themselves and Moulton.

All five of New City’s starters put numbers on the board, with Jamal Jack  being constant for Moulton throughout the game. L Dennet showed some solid form from behind the arc for New City as the lead began to grow.

NCC played with purpose and pressed hard on the Moulton, creating turnovers and easy scores. Despite the onslaught from New City, Moulton continued to probe the New City defence with some joy.

With a big lead, NCC were able to give minutes to their bench, and regardless who the visitors turned to they continued to contribute.  Moulton didn’t let their heads drop though, maintaining a  fighting spirit to the final buzzer despite the score.

Moulton College Head Coach Tom Brinkley said: “First games of the season are always tough, especially when facing a team with the history and calibre of New City College. Their players knew their roles and executed very well. For us, it was a huge learning opportunity and for many of our players was their first experience of playing for the College, in the ABL or in the conference we are now in. There’s many individual areas to focus on for us over the next week.”

Top scorers for New City were Elzekiel Lashley with 16, M Oke with 13 and L Dennet on 13. For Moulton, Jonathan Ntumba had 14, Dinari Williams-Brown had 10 and Jamel Jack finished on 9.

Moulton’s next game involves a trip to Essex to face the Rebels, and New City will look to keep their hot form going as they host Long Road.