London United were knocked out of the National Cup on Sunday at Brentwood against Essex and Herts Leopards by 50-74.

In one of the worst displays in United's history London started by scoring only 5 points in the first quarter although Leopards could only score 11 of there own.

United managed to carve out lots of scoring opportunities through there well executed offence, although time and time again the ball didn't drop and it left United dismayed at the incredibly low shooting percentage they were experiencing.

United continued to battle away and although they still only managed to add a further 15 points to their score by the half they only trailed by 7 points at 20-27 in favour of the Leopards.

It was the third quarter that saw Leopards pull away as United's spirit seem to dwindle and a 22-7 sprint by the home team effectively sealed the victory for Leopards as United continued to lack any offensive cohesion and had no shooting touch whatsoever.

United managed to win the last quarter by 25-23 although it was little concilation after such a porr showing from a team that was being tipped as a favourite in this particular competition.

United's top scorer's were Peter Van Elswyk with 17 points, Pawel Machynia 9 points and Tom Frederick 7 points.

United's coaches will be putting them through there paces this week to get the performances back to a level that is expected from a team that finished runners up in the league last season.

United face an away trip on Saturday to Kings Lynn in the Trophy whilst returning to face London Capitals on Sunday at home at Brunel Osterley tip off at 4pm.