West Craven Turbines’ plate win

The team with their plate
The team with their plate

West Craven Turbines won their first silverware as they beat Burnley Magpies to claim the Hyndburn League Plate.

The locals trailed 19-12 at the end of the first quarter, with Pete Marshall their only scorer.

A change in the second quarter saw Turbines bring on centre forward Raul Gonzalez, who made an immediate impact going inside to score six unanswered baskets as Turbines won the quarter, trailing 29-26 at the half.

Magpies surged into a comfortable 15-point lead, but Marshall and Gonzalez earned 11 points between them as Turbines cut the gap to eight at 45-37.

In the final quarter, Turbines clawed their way in front, and didn’t let up, winning the period 28-10 for a 65-55 victory.