Westminster Warriors let a late seven-point lead slip away against Loughborough Riders at the weekend to lose by three and fall to a 1-7 record in National League Division One.

They were left to rue poor rebounding and free throws, alongside some controversial decisions, having led for the majority of the game.

Warriors quickly faced the harsh realities of this new league where any little mistakes will be punished and now turn their attention to Saturday where they have yet another home game against the unbeaten Worthing Thunder.

Worthing currently sit top of the table after winning all eight of their opening match-ups and it will be a tough test for Westminster if they are to take them down at the weekend.

All five Warriors starters scored double figures last Saturday and they will need that type of offence again if they’re to upset the table-topping Worthing side, whose American forward Ronald Blain is averaging 20 points per game since joining from Newcastle University in the summer.

Thunder average a whopping 105 points per game and the Warriors defence will need to be at the best of their abilities to slow down the free-scoring offence that Worthing possess. 

“Worthing will be our toughest test to date," said Warriors guard Chuck Duru.

"They feature a number top players in the league and we will need to be focused and composed for 40 minutes to give ourselves the best chance of winning.

"We will need all the support we can get from our fans who have been awesome thus far!” 

It is bound to be a blockbuster game at Moberley Sports Centre on Saturday (5.30pm) and fans can get their tickets ahead of the game online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/westminster-warriors-all-home-games-22-23-season-tickets-451687608797?aff=ebdsoporgprofile