MK Cyclones sit mid-table after the latest round of the British Dodgeball Association’s National League Fixtures at St George’s Park
MK beat ThunderDodge in the first game of the weekend. They were 8 points up at half time and took their foot off the gas, nursing injuries, to allow the opposition back into the game. The final score of 14-10 made it look a lot closer than it was.
The Cyclones, then, took on Derby Phantoms in a bid to go 13 games unbeaten in the league. Things started badly for MK and they found themselves 8-2 down at half-time, with some decisions not going their way. Skipper, Ed Raven, rallied the team and they came out all guns blazing, but it was too little, too late as a worried Phantoms team were relieved to come away with a 12-8 victory.
That result leaves them in fifth place in a very tight division, with games scheduled against local rivals, Bedford Rangers, and bottom team, Leicester Minotaurs, on 8 December.
The Cyclones’ 2nd team were boosted by the return of their Captain, Andy Glasgow, and caller, Alex Such, but they still can’t find a way to win a game in League 2.
Fantastic performances in both games, saw them lose, by a single set for the third time in four games. East Anglia Vikings took an early lead against the 2s and held onto it, as MK fought back to 11-9 heading into the last set. With all the momentum, they looked like getting a creditable draw until a hit by the Vikings, in the very last second, drew the set, leaving the Cyclones on the losing end of a 12-10 scoreline.
The last fixture of the day saw MK up against the Manchester Worker Bees and, for the third time in a row, came out losing 12-10.
With winnable games against Bedford Mighty Eagles and Bewdley Virtue Empire scheduled for the next meeting, MK Cyclones 2s are looking for a change of luck.
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