|Home Team||Raptors - National|
|Visitor Team||Birmingham A's|
|Location||Haslingden Sports Centre|
|Match Date||Saturday, 01 March 2014 - 17:15|
|Match Score||99 - 66|
On Saturday the Raptors hosted Birmingham A's, a fast athletic, three point shooting team who've troubled the Raptors in previous meetings. The Raptors coaches finally had the whole squad available for section for the first time in over 3 months as injuries begin to clear up.
The Raptors started quickly and had a slender lead at half time thanks to some unbelievable long range shooting from Josh Houghton. But it was in the second half that the Raptors swarming defensive pressure kicked in, holding Birmingham to just 26 points in the entire second half.
That allowed Rossendale to stretch their lead and win the game comfortably 99-66. Steven Gayle led the team with a triple double of 28 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.