SWINDON Shock were dominated in their BBL Division Three South fixture against Bristol UWE Flyers II on Saturday, failing to win a single period as they went down 102-68 at the SGS College WISE Campus.

David Colclough’s team were aiming to secure back-to-back wins for the first time since the start of November, when they beat Essex Blades and Cardiff City in consecutive weeks.

The result means that Swindon have now played four games since the turn of the year – losing three to a trio of the four teams above them in the table.

Their lone victory against Cardiff City the previous weekend – came against the only side they have met from beneath them in 2019.

Never ending a period within less than six points of their West Country rivals, Shock recorded their lowest points tally since October 20, as they missed the chance to join Bristol on a record of eight wins and five defeats following the heavy defeat.

Swindon’s most prolific period of the match came in the first – Shock scored 25 points, although they were behind the eight-ball from the beginning as Bristol made a confident start to the match by putting up 32.

After the Flyers had scored 27 second-period points, compared to Shock’s 17, the half-time score stood at 59-42 and Colclough’s side were always likely to struggle in the second half against a free-scoring home side.

Shock could only muster 11 points in the third period as Bristol’s lead grew once more thanks to 24 of their own.

And the visitors were finally put out of their misery, in the fourth period, netting 15 points to Bristol’s 21.

Antonio Wilburn continued his excellent record with another haul of 25, while Matt Ford netted 14 and Mantas Kmita grabbed 13 of his own.

Shock have a significant break now and do not play again until Sunday March 10 when they travel to the side bottom of the table, Oxford Brookes University, looking to bounce back and record their eighth win of the campaign.

With only three games of the season remaining, Colclough’s team will be aiming to end their campaign on a record of 10 wins and five defeats as the three remaining fixtures left to play are against teams below them in the standings.

Shock only have one home game left to play – on Saturday March 16 against Barking Abbey at New College – before ending their season in South Wales at Cardiff Met Archers a day later.