Ben digs deep as Bears show their quality

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Ben Haigh shoots under pressure.

WARWICKSHIRE Bears defied Sunday’s mini Beast from the East when they hosted their final set of home games of the season.

Bears were up against Leicester Cobras 1 and 2 and Hackney Sparrows, who braved the conditions to travel to Henley-in-Arden.

The club’s first team claimed a comfortable 67-38 success over the Cobras.

With the score poised at 28-24 at half-time, Cobras took control in the third quarter with Jacob Robinson, Ben Haigh and Dan Gill all in fine shooting form.

“I have to congratulate the Cobras squad who braved the journey from Leicester to play.”

“They pushed us hard all the way to the end. I’d also like to give a special mention to Ben Haigh, who had to dig his way out of his road so he could be at the game. He had a fantastic game too.”

Jacob Robinson shoots.

In an earlier National League Second Division South game, Bears 2 pushed title-chasing Hackney Sparrows all the way before eventually going down 49-40.

Coach Derek Hall was delighted with the efforts of his players and he said: “I’m really proud of the team.

“To push one of the title contenders so closely shows how well this team is improving. We still have a few away games yet and with this form we may cause a few upsets.”

Bears 3 started the day off on a winning note with a 49-20 victory over Cobras 2.

With Bears’ junior players Aaron Grant and Ellan Fraser in fine form and an impressive debut by Andy Roberts, Warwickshire were able to secure another win.