Jets hunt for first trophy

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Mike Burton, the Chester Jets coach, hopes his players will take at least a four point lead into the final minute of tomorrow's 7-Up League Trophy final, when they bid for the first title in the club's history against the London Towers, the holders, at Birmingham's NEC, writes Richard Taylor.

The Jets have lost the last two out of three Budweiser League meetings against the Towers this season, but only after London hit a three-pointer for the final basket of the game.

Burton, who was once assistant with the England team under the London coach, Kevin Cadle, said: "We'll just play them hard like we've done in the past and let the game take care of itself."

Cadle expects neutrals in the crowd to back Chester, but believes his team's away games in the European Cup have prepared them. "Every European game was like a cup final, so we've been in this situation already this season," he said.