SWINDON Shock coach David Colclough could not hide his frustration after a defensive lapse saw his side lose 88-85 to Oxford Brookes University at the weekend.

Following their maiden win at Essex Blades a week earlier, Colclough was hoping to make it back-to-back wins in the National League Division Three South at the first time of asking.

However, that wasn’t to be the case as late foul trouble caused them to lose, while their counterparts are one of three teams yet to suffer defeat so far this season.

Antonio Wilburn topped the scoring charts for Swindon for a second week in a row with 24 points, followed by Dan Cole, who posted 16, while Dom Sajovic registered nine.

Before the game, Colclough had highlighted Lorenzo Monticelli as a dangerman for the home side and that proved to be the case has he was allowed time and space to hit a three-pointer to seal the win late on.

“It was tough, we had the lead for most of the game. We knew who their scorer was and I warned the players not to leave him open for anything,” said Colclough.

“Then we had a breakdown on defence, which left him wide open for a three - and of all people it had to be him - so we blew that game on our own.

“It hurts. There is no other way to say it because we knew who the scorer was and we had contained him for most of the game.

“If they have a good scorer, they’re going to score, they’re going to find good spots but down the stretch when you’re tied or you’re up, the last thing you want to do is leave that person open.

“We had a chance to win it, we had a chance to tie it, but we gave away a silly foul at the end which ultimately cost us.”

Wilburn once again led the way for Shock offensively, much to the delight of player-coach Colclough, but he now has some injury concerns as Matt Ford and Spencer Wells both struggled with back pain.

Luckily for Colclough, the club don’t have a fixture at the weekend and are back in action on Saturday, November 4 when they welcome Team Solent Kestrells II to their New College base.

“The break couldn’t have come at a better time for us. I said to the guys with back problems in the locker room, this is two weeks of rest and I don’t want them at training,” he said.

“Everyone else can do their walkthroughs, but they just need to see the physio and get themselves better, then we will get back after it.”