Fulton expects acid test in Templeogue
Belfast Star coach Adrian Fulton says this evening's clash away to Templeogue will give a clear indication regarding his side's hopes of silverware this season.
Sitting second in the Superleague, Star are badly in need of a major scalp and a victory away to the Dubliners would certainly put down a marker as the sides enter the second half of the campaign.
The Belfast men were left gutted when exiting the National Cup at the quarter-finals stage but then bounced back last weekend with a home victory over DCU Saints.
Fulton's son CJ has been in terrific form for Star and his dad knows he will need him firing on all cylinders along with American duo Delaney Blaylock and Ben Marello if they are to return home with three points.
"We did very well last weekend - it was a good all-round team performance but of course I'm expecting Templeogue to be a tougher test. This game will tell us a lot about where we are as a team," said Fulton, whose side face Superleague favourites Tralee in seven days' time.
"We have two huge games now before Christmas and if we happened to win both it would be a huge boost for us going into the New Year.
"The guys have been working very hard and I do feel that we have a good rhythm now between Delaney and Ben, who cannot be on the court at the same time."
Leaders Tralee travel to Dublin where they take on old rivals UCD Marian, who defeated them in the season's opener.