Nottingham Academy 60 – 76 Aston Manor Academy

Aston Manor travelled across the Midlands and imposed their will on Nottingham Academy, beating them 76-60.

It was an up and down game with both teams running the break. Nottingham missed too many break away points and Aston were far too physical in the paint for Nottingham to handle.

Abdullahi Farah finished the game with 19 points and 5 assists and Akol Ring had 20 points and 16 rebounds for Aston Manor.

Nottingham were led by Cyon James 15 points and 7 rebounds and Sami Bieeu with 14 points and 6 rebounds.

“Fantastic performance by Aston Manor, and hats off to Curtis Xavier on preparing his boys. Their improvement is evident, both physically and mentally. They dominated us throughout the game and showed more will and desire to win.

“We are fooling ourselves. We require a lot more discipline than our record suggests.”