SWINDON Shock wrapped up a second win of the season on Sunday when downing Bognor Pirates 64-69 away from home.

Coach David Colclough has plenty of reason to be encouraged ahead of this weekend’s tie against fellow unbeaten side Oxford Brookes University.

After leading by nine points at half-time – and by as many as 15 points at one stage in the third quarter – hosts Bognor looked set to hurt Shock’s efforts to build momentum ahead of this weekend’s derby.

But their efforts were in vain as Shock’s shooting department burned the home side - Yakin Chowdry in particular caught the eye with a series of impressive efforts.

Coach David Colclough said: “Boger Pirates are a good team.

“They have an ex-Division One seven-foot forward who could comfortably shoot for three.

“They caused us some match-up problems and we were smart to switch up our defences throughout the game.

“As a coach, you want to get everyone in the game. Mayowa Obamakin came out blazing after suffering with flu all week – I had to reward him late in the game as he was defending so well.”

“We said before the game that we wanted to win, whatever the cost.

“We are shorthanded and have guys missing – I didn’t care if it was going to be an ugly win or a blowout.

“Fortunately, we did just that.”