Rosebowl commences with big win for Dartford Sharks I

This Thursday was the start of the Rosebowl tournament for Dartford’s first team.  Their opponents, Bromley B, had a 45 point initial lead due to the handicap system that the tournament has following the league standings in the recently completed season.

After our recent weekend in Hanau, Germany, some of our players were pretty tired but this didn’t show in the game.  45 points for any team is a lot to catch up but even without our feared full court press we managed to pull the game back to a 20 pointer within the first half.  This was down to excellent team play – not one player had a bad game.

The second half was much the same as the first and by the end of the 3rd we had pulled the lead back to 13.  Closer, but still more to do in the final quarter.  At this point we ramped up our defensive end and started the hard press.  Within minutes we had caught up and were launching ourselves to a victory.

A great game had by all, good movement on offence and great hustle on defence. 

Final Score : 82 - 74

Sharks Scorers : Maher 28, Kraft 22, Demmon 12, Pullen 10, Smith 5, Long 3, Fraser 2

As some may have noticed, there are a few new photos bounding around Facebook.  We were kindly offered the services of Steve Wood, a professional photographer and friend of the club who came to take player profiles for the website and also took some shots of the game.  This together with Tim’s photos and online live streaming made for a very technological evening.  Many thanks to both of you for your services and making this a great night.

Please find a link to a blog Steve Wood has created with all the pictures that he took - A great guy if you need any photography services - Highly recommended.

This was also filmed and streamed live by Tim, this is available to view for the next 7 days at

April 24th, 2014 by Andrew Demmon