Caledonia Pride

Basketball (M)

Caledonia Pride v Essex Rebels

🏀 WBBLCaledonia Pride welcome Essex Rebels to The Peak in Stirling for a showdown between two sides urgently in need of points to climb the table.  Tip-off is at 5pm and tickets are on sale.

Maximum points and a morale-boosting win is very much the aim of the game this evening for Caledonia Pride against the Essex Rebels.  Last time out the Edinburgh side spent a frustrating afternoon trying, but just failing, to get on terms with Durham Palatinates who eventually left the Pleasance Sports Complex with a 77-65 scoreline in their favour.  That reverse for Pride followed a tough day at the office the previous weekend when they came away from a visit to defending champions Sevenoaks Suns on the end of a 78-44 defeat.

Currently lying in ninth place in the WBBL Championship there is no need for Caledonia Pride to panic, with plenty of matches left to play and a clutch of sides above them within striking distance.  However a repeat of the form they showed back in October when registering a a comprehensive 82-63 road win against Cardiff Met Archers – followed by narrow defeats to Oakland Wolves and Manchester Mystics – would be much welcome.

Essex Rebels arrive at The Peak having yet to win a match in the league (at the time of writing) and level with BA London Lions and Cardiff Met Archers at the bottom of the table on 0 points.

Can Caldedonia Pride take the ‘W’ that will will see them close the gap on the sides in mid-table and put them in good stead for the visit of high-flying Leicester Riders on 4 January?  All roads lead to The PEAK – the new indoor complex at the heart of the Stirling Sports Village – to find out. 

🏀 Tip-off: 5pm. 

🎟️ Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.

🚊 🚗 Travel tips: The PEAK at Stirling Sports Village is located next to Forthbank Football Stadium, home of Stirling Albion and in close proximity to Springkerse Retail Park.  Stirling Council run a Park & Ride service which stops outside The PEAK.  A timetable for the Park & Ride service to The PEAK can be found on Stirling Council’s website.  For travel directions and parking information see The Peak website.

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