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Lang and Co Sponsor Plymouth Raiders

Posted on 7th February 2012 in Plymouth Events, Plymouth Property

Lang & Co proud sponsors of BBL Plymouth Raiders joined a full house on Sunday 5th February to watch their team play in the second leg of the BBL Trophy. The match was a special occasion for more than reason, Lang & Co sponsored the event and provided 18 children the opportunity to lead the team & Foxy out on the court in front of the home crowd. Directors Paul Preen & Marc Rees are pictured with the youngsters, Bob Widdecombe and Foxy the team mascot being presented the match ball at the start of the match, and Paul presenting the Man of the match award to Jeremy Bell at the end. The match report can be read below but we urge anyone who hasn’t been to see the team in action please do so as it is excellent entertainment for the whole family.

UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders reached successive BBL Finals after completing a thrilling escape against Prestige Homes MK Lions in the BBL Trophy as they wiped out a six point deficit from the first leg with just 49 seconds left on the clock before finishing the job in overtime.

It was nail-biting stuff for everyone who witnessed the game in Devon and a real gut-wrenching loss for Lions who threw away a glorious chance of making the Final although much of that was due to the inspirational Jeremy Bell.

Raiders quickly found themselves down by double digits in the tie when Demarius Bolds helped the visitors into an 8-3 lead during the opening stages and it was still an eleven point margin by the end of the first quarter with the Lions 23-18 ahead.

But, it wasn’t long before the home team rallied and the spark was provided by Michael Ojo. The shooter drained one from distance and it was a three-pointer which put Raiders 26-25 ahead after an 8-2 start to the second period.

Things got even better for the ‘Green Army’ when minutes later, the same player scored another basket and Raiders went five points in front and just one point behind in the tie having lost 87-81 in the first leg 48 hours earlier.

However if Raiders fans though their team would simply step on the pedal and pull clear, they were to be mistaken as Lions finished the half strongly with an 11-4 run to head into the locker rooms 43-41 to the good.

When Howard Crawford scored for Lions early in the third quarter, it began looking ominous for the home team and even more so when he made a free-throw to take the visitors 60-54 in front and ten points ahead in the tie.

But, Raiders came storming back and heading into the last period, regained the lead on the night at 64-62. With five minutes remaining of a real roller-coaster game, the pendulum swing back to Lions after a triple by Nuno Pedroso put them 79-75 ahead.

Raiders needed inspiration when with less than a minute to play the game was tied 49-49 and they looked to be crashing out.

Bell was the man who provided it as he firstly made the most of being fouled on a three-point attempt as he punished Lions by making all three free-throws and then, bringing Raiders level in the tie with a deep three-pointer.

It still gave Lions a chance but Pedroso couldn’t make a three-point shot on the last possession although two missed free-throws by Crawford moments earlier in between the heroics of Bell was probably the moment Lions truly blew their opportunity.

As the game went into overtime by virtue of the tie with Raiders 95-89 in front, they never looked back as they stepped up their defence and navigated an edgy last 60 seconds to book their place.

Lang Helping the Community

Posted on 6th February 2012 in Plymouth Property

As the temperatures drop around Plymstock and the South Hams the local estate agent took it upon themselves to have their own branded ice scrapers made for the cold snap.

On Friday 3rd February when the temperatures dropped to minus 4.5 the staff at Lang & Co delivered 500 ice scrapers onto the wind screens of parked cars and given to people at the Broadway Shopping Centre in Plymstock to help ‘get them moving’ in the cold mornings ahead.

Lang & Co were really pleased when members of the public called their office to thank them for their kind gesture and had received a lot of compliments on and around the Broadway Shopping Centre to say what a big help the ice scrapers will be to them.

Lang & Co take pride in their local community and in the past have sponsored a number of schools and local charities including St Luke’s Hospice and saw the opportunity to provide the ice scrapers to local residents as their further ongoing commitment to the community. If you would like to view further details of some of their past sponsorship and support that they have provided, you can visit their website at www.lang.co.uk .