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Samuel Toluwase: Criticism of Leeds Force hurts but is vital to our journey

That fourth quarter against Manchester Giants last week in a losing effort, showed that when we practice what we preach at Leeds Force, we get better results.

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Leeds Force coach Danny Nelson will be demanding more cohesion from his roster reckons captain Samuel Toluwase. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Samuel Toluwase: We were pulled apart after we lost focus

We beat ourselves over the weekend – it was a difficult pair of games and even though we tried to rally through them together, we were picked apart too easily and lost our focus as a team.

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Even a run of trebles from Leeds Force's 

Tavarion Nix

 weren't enough to stem the tide at Glasgow Rocks. PIC: Alex Daniels

Glasgow Rocks 111 Leeds Force 57: Faltering Force crushed by ruthless Rocks

A league-worst offensive tally of the season saw Leeds Force crash to a resounding 111-57 BBL defeat against Glasgow Rocks north of the border.

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Leeds Force coach Danny Nelson has given his roster's improvement the thumbs up. PIC:  Bruce Rollinson

Leeds Force v Cheshire Phoenix: Nelson buoyed by matchday improvements

Leeds Force coach Danny Nelson is confident his team can avenge their heartbreaking defeat to Cheshire Phoenix last week by defeating their cross-Pennine rivals in tonight’s highly-anticipated BBL rematch at Carnegie Sports Arena, writes SEB GIGNER.

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Samuel Toluwase in action for Leeds Force against Cheshire Phoenix (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Samuel Toluwase: Driving Leeds Force fuels Gold Coast ambition

We celebrated too early and became too emotional, too quickly – that was the main reason for Leeds Force’s downfall at Cheshire Phoenix on Sunday.

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Leeds Force captain, Samuel Toluwase. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Cheshire Phoenix 100 Leeds Force 94: Phoenix fight back to leave Leeds a deflated force

A sixteen-point comeback in the last seven minutes by Cheshire Phoenix at Ellesmere Port Sports Village inflicted a heartbreaking 100-94 BBL road defeat on Leeds Force.

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Danny Nelson.

Leeds Force must keep calm and keep improving, insists coach Nelson

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson says his team must keep believing and improve their decision-making if they’re to arrest their losing start to the 2017-18 British Basketball League season against Cheshire Phoenix tomorrow.

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Danny Nelson. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Samuel Toluwase: We need to learn how to finish teams off

Leeds Force are getting better every week – it’s frustrating to lose but we’re working hard every day to earn more wins.

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Defeats for Sharks and Force.

Sheffield Sharks and Leeds Force suffer BBL defeats

Newcastle Eagles made it eight wins from eight in the BBL Championship but needed to survive a late scare against Sheffield Sharks.

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CONFIDENT: Leeds Force head coach, Danny Nelson.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Plymouth Raiders v Leeds Force: Ending road blues main aim for buoyant Force

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson sees tonight’s tough away BBL clash against Plymouth Raiders as a chance for his team to showcase their drastic improvements since slumping to defeat against the Devonshire side a month ago.

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On-court leader, Samuel Toluwase. PIC: Alex Daniels

BBL: Leadership team helping to turn the tide at Leeds Force insists coach Nelson

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson hopes his side can build on a first win of the season a week ago with victory against BBL Cup semi-finalists Cheshire Phoenix tonight.

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Samuel Toluwase.

Leeds Force 87 Manchester Giants 82: Force hang on to claim first win of season

Leeds Force stormed to a memorable first win of the British Basketball League season, edging the winless Manchester Giants 87-82 to snatch a priceless home victory.

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Danny Nelson

Leeds Force eyeing up priceless win over Giants

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson is hoping his team can battle adversity to claim a priceless first win of the British Basketball League season against the winless Manchester Giants tonight.

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Tre Bennett
. Picture: Alex Daniels.

Leeds Force: Head coach Nelson spies first victory on the horizon

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson hopes his side’s hard work over the two-week break will be rewarded with a first win of the new British Basketball League season against Bristol Flyers tonight.

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Recent Leeds Force action against Surrey Scorchers. PIC: Alex Daniels

British Basketball League: Leeds Force take a step back in a bid to make a giant leap forward

The week off has allowed us to take a step back, understand ourselves as individuals and re-evaluate our approach as a team moving forwards.

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Leeds Force coach Danny Nelson.

Leeds Force: Leeds can still be a force to be reckoned with – Nelson

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson believes that despite a troubled start to the new British Basketball League campaign, Force can still compete if they stick together despite a turbulent opening to the season.

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Tavarion Nix of Leeds Force goes to the basket against Surrey Scorchers (Picture: Alex Daniels)

Samuel Toluwase: Leeds Force have got to aspire to the standards set by likes of London Lions

Our loss in the capital against the Lions was very tough, but we can and will learn from our mistakes.

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Michel-Ofik Nzege made early in-roads.

London Lions 103 Leeds Force 54: Struggling Force crash out of cup at first hurdle

Leeds Force crashed out of the BBL Cup at the first hurdle, suffering a resounding 103-54 defeat away to London Lions in the capital, writes SEB GIGNER.

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Danny Nelson.

Leeds Force’s roster enhanced by ‘exciting playmaker’

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson is hoping tonight’s crucial home clash against Surrey Scorchers (7.30pm) will showcase his side’s improvements, as Force ramp up their search for a vital first win of the new British Basketball League campaign.

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