Northfleet Technology College 64 – 38 St Thomas the Apostle College

Northfleet maintained their unbeaten record at home in the ABL this season, beating St. Thomas the Apostle 64-38 on Wednesday afternoon.

Northfleet Raced out to an early lead applying defensive pressure against STAC’s guards and forcing them into a number of turnover which the home team converted for easy scores. The home team led 20-4 at the end of the first.

Northfleet continued to apply defensive pressure in the second quarter with STAC unable to deal with the home teams press. Northfleet went into the interval leading 38-13.

STAC composed themselves in the second half, changing to a zone which slowed the tempo of the game. The damage however was already done despite STAC playing hard right to end of the buzzer, with Northlfeet winning the encounter 64-38.

Owen Longman said: “We did a better job executing our game plan today but there are still areas we need to improve on if we want to be competitive later in the season.”

Coach Parry said: “We are doing a great job playing with high levels of intensity on our home floor, hopefully we can match this level when we travel away. We did a better job with regard to executing our game plan on the defensive end but need to show greater composure on the offensive end.”

He added: “Credit should go to STAC who never stopped fighting and played hard for each other in the second half.”

Northfleet Tech will host again next Wednesday, this time welcoming the John Roan School while STAC host Barton Peveril