Guildford lost 92-86 on Sunday night at Aston Villa in the first of their best-of-three series in the quarter-finals and now they must beat Birmingham tonight and again on Saturday, also at the Spectrum, to reach the championship weekend at Wembley Arena on 1 and 2 May.
Twice in the last three seasons Guildford have won all four domestic titles, while in 1990-91 they won the League, play-offs and NatWest Trophy with only the National Cup eluding them. In 1988-89 the franchise moved to Glasgow, but they still won the play-offs and League title.
This season, Guildford retained the National Cup, but lost to Thames Valley Tigers in the NatWest final. Worthing Bears won the League championship, with Guildford finishing a poor fourth in the First Division.
Thames Valley will book a Wembley place tonight if they beat Oldham at Bracknell, after Saturday's 112-85 win at the Celtics. London Towers, who won 95-93 after overtime at Derby on Saturday, are at home in their second game tomorrow. Worthing won 84-63 at Leicester and will reach the finals with a second win, at home on Saturday.Reuse content