London United travelled to the South and West Coast this weekend in a gruelling schedule that saw them continue their winning ways in the National League.

They hammered Solent Stars 121-71 and then travelled on to BBL Club Plymouth Raiders on Sunday to lose in the National Trophy by 67-104.

The two games couldn't have been any more different as London absolutely smashed Solent from start to finish. United were stronger in every department and really went for the throats of their Southern counterparts. From the very start of the game they lead as captain Deppisch, Reid and Van Elswyk all found their shooting touch. Jagodka came off the bench to add the spark to score 25 points whilst every one on the United roster played good minutes and got on the scoreboard.

United's fortunes were turned around as they moved on to Plymouth the next day to play in the BBL Trophy. United were invited along with 3 other EBL Clubs to participate in this tournament along with the elite BBL Clubs in the UK.

The match ups were much tougher for United at Plymouth and although United started well it wasn't too long before Plymouth stretched out a 9 point lead as Laskey and Love found their shooting touch from beyond the arc.

United trailed 18-27 at the end of the 1st quarter as they looked less confident than the previous night.

By the half Plymouth had stretched out the lead to 14 at 38-52 although they had the chance to get it back to 10, however an unforced turnover gave Plymouth an easy score with only seconds remaining.

United couldn't find any kind of form in the second half and things got worse for them as Plymouth really worked hard to extend their lead and make a point in the differences in the two Leagues. Although United are a strong Division One team they were undone by Plymouth Raiders and went on to lose 67-104.

On another day United may well have done much better against this team however Plymouth played very well as a team and seem to have addressed their recent injury problems.

DeAntoine Beasley was outstanding for Plymouth with a tripple double 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

United's top scorer was Damian Reid with 24 backed up by Van Elswyk with 13.

United will now regroup to take on Division One contenders Worcester Wolves at Brunel Osterley on Saturday at 6pm, hoping to extend their league run.

London United based in Hounslow have announced financial backing from a Government run scheme called Sportsmatch, that matches Sponsor money pound for pound for grass roots sports projects. United will be coaching in schools in Hounslow at both Primary school and High school age and will be hoping to extend the good work already taken forward by some of the PE teachers. The Club will also be setting up holiday basketball camps for the local students to attend free of charge.

London United and their sponsor Taramax Ltd a furniture and food supplier have a keen interest in grass roots sports and are very excited about helping basketball to become a feature sport across Hounslow borough.

Club GM and Asst coach Dave Schiller says " This scheme will hopefully put basketball on the map in Hounslow and will help take some of the local kids to another level. We have seen that their is already some good work happening in the borough in basketball due to PE teachers such as Andy Justice at Feltham Community school that have a good understanding of the game, and we want to help progress the sport even further".

"If we can get more kids into Basketball earlier in their sports education then we will get them hooked for life, that's the kind of sport it is. We hope to see our local fan base increase and we know we can get a real community feel to our Club"

If local schools are interested in the coaching programme United can be contacted via the website