Cadle cagey about Tigers

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London Towers, the League Trophy winners, reached the last four of the National Cup with a 77-66 win at Thames Valley Tigers this week, and return to Bracknell tonight in the Budweiser League as they try to stay ahead of the champions, Sheffield Sharks, writes Duncan Hooper.

Tigers, runners-up to Sheffield last season, have slipped to ninth after defeats against Newcastle Comets and Birmingham Bullets, and they could now struggle to reach the quarter-finals of the play-offs.

Even so Towers' coach, Kevin Cadle, is not taking a win for granted as they pursue the championship following last weekend's Trophy victory over Worthing Bears.

"Now we've got that first title I hope we can relax, but Tigers still scare me," Cadle said. "They are so up and down you never know what they're going to do. If you get them on an up night, they are trouble."

Tomorrow the Sharks are away to London Leopards, who slumped to a mid- week 86-64 League defeat at Birmingham. Sheffield joined Towers in the last four of the Cup, with an 87-78 win over Manchester Giants in mid-week.

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