Bulldogs Basketball


October results:


7/10 – West Herts Warriors 73-92 Barnet Bulldogs

14/10 – Barnet Bulldogs 67 – 71 Surrey Scorchers II  

21/10 – Greenhouse Sports 63 – 84 Barnet Bulldogs

National Cup

8/10 – Brighton Bears 72 – 81 Barnet Bulldogs

29/10 – London Stars 81 – 89 Barnet Bulldogs

The Barnet Bulldogs experienced a rollercoaster ride through October, finishing the month with a commendable 4-1 record. Their journey in the National Cup saw them advance to the Round of 16, setting the stage for an intriguing battle against Thames Valley Cavaliers, an NBL1 side, after defeating two tough NBL2 opponents. However, a stumble against Surrey Scorchers II in the league marred their progress, pushing them down to 3rd place in the standings. A crucial return fixture against Surrey Scorchers II looms in early 2024, where the Bulldogs must secure victory by at least four points to clinch the head-to-head advantage.

The Bulldogs found a silver lining amidst their league setback when Surrey Scorchers II fell to the league leaders, Oxford Hoops, levelling the playing field. With both teams now sharing one loss, the upcoming clash against Oxford Hoops on 11th November carries immense significance. A victory would propel the Bulldogs back to the top of the league, reigniting their championship hopes. However, a defeat would cast shadows over their aspirations, leaving their fate hanging in the balance.

Looking ahead, the Bulldogs’ fate in the National Cup hinges on their performance against Thames Valley Cavaliers. Should they pull off a remarkable upset, they will face the winner of Reading Rockets vs City of Birmingham Basketball Club at home, promising an exhilarating battle for a coveted spot in the final stages of the tournament.

With challenges and triumphs marking their journey, the Bulldogs brace themselves for a pivotal period, where every game becomes a stepping stone towards their league glory and National Cup aspirations. The stakes are high, and the team’s resilience will be put to the ultimate test in the coming weeks.

November fixtures:

4/11 – Bulldogs @ London United

11/11 – Bulldogs v Oxford Hoops

26/11 – Bulldogs @ Thames Valley Cavaliers (National Cup 5th Round)