SWINDON Shock’s positive run of results continued at the weekend as they swept Cardiff City aside in a 98-88 win.

Ed Potter led the way on the scoring charts as he put up 30, in addition to 20 from Mantis Kmita and 18 from Antonio Wilburn.

Shock are now second in the National League Division Three South table behind Team Solent Kestrels II, who have a 100 per cent win record from four contests.

Reflecting on the win, Shock player-coach David Colclough was happy with the performance his players produced in Cardiff.

“They had a few guys who played with us for a year, so I think they knew us a little bit and that put us off for a while,” said Colclough.

“I’m glad to see the players dig deep and win a game that was back and forth at one point.

“We jumped out on them early and we were up by as much as 15 points. Then we just let up and tried to coast through the game.

“Then Cardiff really poured it on us in the third quarter and I think we only scored eight points during it.

“In the fourth, we just turned it back on to keep it steady. We trailed by one point during one point of the game, it was a one-point game until the last three minutes.

“It’s a game we would have lost last year. Last year, we had so many games where we were comfortably in the lead but found a way to lose it.”

Shock have a double-header next weekend as they host Bristol Flyers II on Saturday at New College before Newcastle Eagles U23 visit Wiltshire a day later in the National Shield.

With that in mind, Colclough had hoped he would be able to rest some of his more seasoned players in preparation for the coming weekend, but due to the nature of the game, he was unable to do so.

“Cardiff was a bad game to rest players because at one point, I was going to try and play everybody,” he added.

“We did do that, and the minute we started making rotations, we just seemed to fall apart. That scares me a little bit because it shows me some of the guys on the bench weren’t prepared.

“Everyone was a bit tentative. I put players in here and there, but in the final quarter, I had to let our starters finish the game.”