King’s Lynn’s CWA Fury aim to keep up National League play-off push during home ‘flag day’ fixture

Basketball. Picture: Martin Rickett, PA. Basketball. Picture: Martin Rickett, PA.

Saturday, February 1, 2014
8:30 AM

College of West Anglia Fury host Peckham Pride this evening in National League Division Four (South East).

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The King’s Lynn side are fresh from a win last weekend which kept their hopes of a play-off spot alive. They eventually prevailed against Southend Scorpions away from home, with an 80-79 win, in a classic encounter.

Deividas Butkevicius was the hero for Fury, as he took control of the game; landing every rebound, blocking shots and recording 12 points in three minutes including the go ahead free shot with just one second to play. Despite the win, Fury are still in a precarious position, and will need to win the majority of their remaining six fixtures in order get into the top-two promotion places.

Coach James Bamfield said: “What we really need now is to come back home to a packed arena. We get great support, but I’m urging everyone in the local community to get down to Lynnsport and cheer us on. If we can fill three stands with people for our remaining games we can make our home arena a fortress.”

The match against Peckham at Lynnsport is also ‘Fury Flag Day’, where fans are encouraged to bring their own national flag to fly high during the game, especially when Fury score, and they will receive a £1 ticket discount. Noise-making instruments such as drums are also encouraged, as Fury look to see off Peckham, who are four places below them.

This offer also coincides with a ticket promotion that the club is running during the last six fixtures of the season. The ticket prices have been slashed so that as many people as possible can cheer the Fury on as they look to make the play-offs.

The ticket prices are now six games for the price of four. They are: £20 for adults and £13 for under-16s. The Peckham match starts at 6pm, and tickets are priced at adults £5 and children £3.

Kevin Holland, club promoter and sponsor who admitted the chance to push for the play-offs has been an unexpected boost, said: “What James and the guys are doing this year is beyond our wildest dreams.

“If we were told back in September that we would be on the coat-tails of the top teams, we would have laughed at you. We still have the teams above us to play, but they are home games.”

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