SWINDON Shock player-coach David Colclough says they are ready to attack National League Division Three South after defeating Dorset Storm 99-69 in the Men’s National Cup.

New recruits Ed Potter and Mantas Kmita led the scoring with a combined 54-point haul, while Matt Ford chipped in with a further 17.

Shock lost the first quarter by a three-point margin, but roared back into contention be winning all three of the remaining instalments comfortably.

“We have the mindset of not worrying about other teams, they should be worried about us now,” said Colclough.

“We were a little short at the weekend but still managed to get the win. They had a few big guys who were causing us some trouble at the beginning but once we adjusted, they had to play our style.

“Once we get everyone together and we are in the routine of playing games, it will be scary for the other teams.”

Last season, the New College-based side narrowly avoided relegation in their first season in Division Three South.

However, with the experience under their belts and some new recruits, Colclough is confident they will see some improvements.

Not only has Colclough made some additions, he has also managed to renew the services of several key members from last year’s team, such as Antonio Wilburn and Ford but revealed they could have to go without Spencer Wells.

“We look so strong right now and we have managed to get a few new players in for the season,” added Colclough.

“Mantas played a bit with us last year but stopped and Ed Potter, who used to play for Reading, has come in and he’s been a breath of fresh air.

“We’ve also kept hold of Antonio Wilburn, him (Potter) and Antonio are amazing together.

“Antonio had interest from a team in London and a team in Reading, but he wasn’t sure if he wanted to travel.

“Now we have him, Mantis and Ed all on board I think we look more like a Division One or a Division Two team.

“There is a very slim chance we will have Spencer Wells too. However, I am planning the team without him as he is waiting to have back surgery.

“It’s just a minor, corrective surgery, to take the pressure off so if he gets that done, there is a possibility he could join us but the chances are slim.

“We hold out a small hope but we plan to go without him – if he does come in, that would be a super bonus.”