Tonight, SBC Game of the Week returns to Paisley’s Lagoon Leisure Centre with a top-of-the-table clash between St Mirren West College Scotland and Sony Centre Fury Senior Men. As two of Scotland’s top teams, both outfits will be looking to get their hands on some silverware this year, with St Mirren looking to retain their league title.
Not much explanation is needed to know that this match-up will be a cracker, with both teams respecting the fierce rivalry between the clubs. St Mirren Captain, Chris Cleary said:
“We are looking forward to matching up against Fury as it is always a tough game. Both teams will be looking for silverware this year, so it will be an early opportunity to gauge the competition.”
St Mirren come into tonight’s fixture undefeated so far this season, with 3 wins. Falkirk also have 3 wins but have also suffered 3 losses in their campaign so far despite having been competitive in each of their games.
Head Coach of the Fury side, John Bunyan, has seen all the best match-ups between these two sides. Acknowledging the history of more than just the teams, but the historic clubs, Bunyan said,
“Fury – St. Mirren games of all age groups have always been seen as ‘big matches’, fierce rivalry and clubs that have invested a huge amount into all their teams no matter what the age group. Always focal have been the Men’s games with some outstanding matches between the teams over the years. This game will be seen as no different and is the first of 6 big games between the clubs at SBC Division 1 level this week-end.”
Bunyan also reflected on the schedule so far, having played 3 more games, he knows undefeated Saints will be looking to keep their 100% record alive.
“While we sit top of the Mens league, its by virtue of us having played 6 games – one third of our season, while other title challengers and St.Mirren is one, having played less games. So its top against one of the 3 unbeaten teams and while our 3 wins and 3 losses have seen some good and some poor basketball from us, we are still very much in title contention. Our 3 losses have all been to title contending teams and given they were 3, 4 and 5 point losses, we know we are not far from having gone 6-0.”
Tip off is 20:20 tonight at the Lagoon, Paisley. Let us know who you’ve got taking the win using #SBCGotW.