SBC GotW Preview: St Mirren v Lady Rocks
St Mirren v Lady Rocks
SBC Scottish Cup
Sunday 8th December, 14:15
Lagoon Leisure Centre
St Mirren host Lady Rocks this Sunday with both teams competing for a place in the 2020 SBC Scottish Cup Final. The winner will progress to face either Sony Centre Fury or City of Edinburgh, who play on Friday night in the other semi-final.
This will be the second meeting between the two sides, with Lady Rocks picking up a 54-46 win in Paisley on the second week of the season.
St Mirren progressed to the semi-final after a 61-38 win over Glasgow fever in the last round. The team come into the game in fine form, winning six consecutive league games after their defeat to Lady Rocks.
Lady Rocks picked up a 79-62 win in Perth in the quarter-finals of the Cup and sit second domestically with a single loss on their record during 19/20. Rocks fell by a single point away to Kats, who sit top of the Soho Wealth Senior Women’s Division.
From the Coaches
Rocks’ Head Coach, Colin Haldane, expects another tough game in Paisley:
“[it is] always a tough game away to St Mirren. [They are] a big club with an excellent youth programme. [We are] looking forward to the semi-final despite not having a full squad. A win would be a great early Christmas present.”
St Mirren’s Chris Cleary feels the game is a big opportunity for his side:
“This game is a must win for us, so we can be looked at as a top team in Scotland. Over the last few years the team have developed and it’s now time for them to step up on the big stage and perform as a unit when required. Rocks will always be a tough team to compete against, however I know our guys are looking forward to the match up.”
Stay up to date
The game will be covered live via basketballscotland’s social channels – follow along on Twitter via @basketballscot
Supporters are also encouraged to head along to Lagoon to watch the game.