Search

Malpass ready for big Leopards test

PUBLISHED: 15:00 25 April 2014

Kris Clark attacks the basket for Leopards (pic: Paul Phillips)

Kris Clark attacks the basket for Leopards (pic: Paul Phillips)

Archant

Assistant coach to call semi-final shots

As he prepares to coach the biggest game of his life, Leopards assistant coach Roger Malpass is looking forward to the challenge of Saturday’s play-off semi-final against Leeds Carnegie.

Malpass will be calling the shots at the Amaechi Centre tomorrow (Saturday) after coach Robert Youngblood received a one-game ban following his ejection against Team Northumbria, and is excited about the prospect.

He said: “I’m looking forward to coaching the semi-final. It will be tough without Robert there, but not an insurmountable problem.

“There’s plenty of experience on the bench and Ronnie Baker will be there to assist.

“It will be a tough game, they are well coached, well drilled, energetic and athletic. We will need to perform to a good level to overcome them.

“They are really up for it; I saw that at their quarter-final at Hemel. They made a flying start and denied Hemel the opportunity to get a foothold in the game. We must be wary of that.

“We played them recently and overcame them in a close match, I expect a similar game this weekend. Russell Permenter has given them an additional dimension, and with [Jack] Stannard and [Josh] McGinn they control the tempo well and their additional outside shooting strength gives them plenty of options.

“I believe we have sufficient strength in depth to cause them serious problems, we have a good attitude at present and a strong will to win.

“To lift the trophy on Sunday would be a fitting farewell present to our outgoing chairman Fred Dicker as a thank you for the ten years of unwavering commitment to this organisation, and we’ll be doing all we can to deliver that.”

Latest Romford Sports News

08:15

He may not like it but Judd Trump has something in common with the American president who shares his surname – both know how to survive a crisis.

Yesterday, 21:38

Bostik North: Haringey Borough 1 (Yiga 90) Hornchurch 2 (Fairweather-Johnson 10, McKenzie 87)

Yesterday, 17:30

Romford boss Paul Martin is delighted with his side’s victory against promotion hopefuls Maldon & Tiptree and admits no-one expected that result.

Yesterday, 17:00

Everton boss reflects on 4-0 thrashing away to Tottenham Hotspur and concedes he should have been more boring

Yesterday, 16:00

Hendon manager Gary McCann praises Dagenham & Redbridge loan signings Joe White and Liam Gordon after a week at the club.

Yesterday, 15:00

London Raiders defenceman Jack Cooper admits they didn’t show up against Swindon Wildcats in the National League cup quarter-finals.

Hammers captain Mark Noble is on target as West Ham move up to 11th in Premier League

Arnautovic and Lanzini are the Hammers heroes as Huddersfield are humbled

PROMOTED CONTENT

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now