Matthew: Fan power can be key for Leeds

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Leeds Force Guard Eddie Matthew has called on the fans to reproduce the deafening atmosphere from last week as they look to win back-to-back home games.

The Force produced a scintillating performance a week ago as they ran out winners for the first time in their history against the Newcastle Eagles.

A major part of getting over the line was the noise created by the fans and Matthew hopes they can help do the same against the Bristol Flyers tomorrow (4pm start). Matthew said: “The atmosphere was just incredible against Newcastle.

“It was that loud we didn’t actually know what they were chanting.

“It helped push us on and when they get going it really did help us on the court. If they can do that against Bristol we could level the series.”

Sheffield Sharks secured a nail-biting 79-77 victory over Worcester Wolves in a dramatic game at the EIS last night.

Atiba Lyons’s side had been down by 10 in the second quarter, but battled back.

Mike Tuck and Rashawn Rembert top scored with 17 points apiece for the Sharks with Tony Wroblicky adding a further 16 points.

Both teams found their flow on offence in a high-scoring opening period with Worcester shooting above 50 per cent from 3-point range to lead 36-46.

However, the Sharks put together an 11-1 run to go into the half-time break level before another strong finish helped establish a five-point gap.

The game was tied at 75 inside the final two minutes with Tuck coming up with the crucial go-ahead basket.

Maurice Walker posted a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds.