London United progressed to the semi finals of the National Trophy by beating London Capitals 66-55.

In a scrappy game United caught up a 1st Quarter 5 point deficit to lead from then on in.

Even though they were without 3 key players in Jagodka, Van Elswyk (both injured) and Saloman (in Poland) they still managed to get the job done and move on to the next stage of the competition.

The three absentees will return in the New Year for the game against Manchester.

New signing Pawel Machnyia had the chance to shine as his tenacity on defence brought some valuable intensity to a drab affair. Twice he sparked the United team into leads with a couple of steals and some assists on the break.

Capitals failed again to breakdown United's zone defence and without Santa Attaha the outside shooting threat was minimal allowing United to sit back and defend the basket.

United will travel to Manchester on the 8th January in the league whilst the scheduled game at home against Sheffield Arrows on the 16th January is now being re-scheduled due to Sheffield's Cup Final commitments.

For information on the new date see the London United web site Top scorers for United were Mumuni 14, Reid 13 and Williams and Callender 11.