London United progressed through to the semi finals of the National Trophy after convincingly winning their Trophy group after a double header weekend playing away to Kings Lynn Fury and at home to London Neighbours the Capitals.

United travelled light on Saturday after absentees Van Elswyk, Quashie, Salamon and Frederick were all unable to make the trip and still managed to take a 25 point lead at the half and finally win by 16, at 74-90 with new signing Damian Reid picking up 28 points and 12 rebounds.

The game which posed more of a threat to United's chances of going through was at home to Capitals on Sunday as United couldn't slip up having only beaten them by 3 points at Capitals home court on the very first game of the season.

United started brightly as Damian Reid dominated the boards scoring 6 first quarter points whilst veteran Pete Deppisch made his comeback from a back injury nailing 3 first quarter 3 pointers to give United a 27-12 head start.

The second quarter was a little closer as capitals battled hard to stay in the game although United still came out 16 up at the half through good team work and fast break offences. Two injuries followed in 3 minutes of each other as both Jacek Jagodka and Rob Smith twisted their ankles playing no further part in the game giving team Physio Alex Anzelmo plenty of work to get on with.

In the second half United continued to play good team basketball and the two guards Ataha and Machynia found the gaps in the Capitals defence with good passing and penetration. Machynia shot the ball very well scoring a season high 17 points. United won 90-68 United sailed through to the next round of the National Trophy winning all of their group games.

United scorers: Deppisch 18, Machynia 17, Mumuni 17, Ataha 12, Reid 10, Long 6 and Klocek 6.

United now face a very tough home tie in the BBL Trophy this coming Friday at Osterley against BBL team Brighton Bears. Tip off is at 8pm and tickets are available on the door.