Sam Lane was delighted with a Giants win and his best individual performance of the season against Leeds Force.

Lane has been frustrated by an ankle injury sustained during the pre-season trip to Spain which has limited his game time, but he scored 14 points in 16 minutes on-court on Friday.

He said: “The last couple of weeks have been a slog, team morale has been a bit low, so it was a nice boost to get a win and back on track.

“I thought the injury was never going to heal, but the past two weeks I’ve been back to feeling 100%.

“My parents were here tonight so perhaps they gave me an extra boost!

“We’ve got Surrey away next week so hopefully we can build on this momentum and keep it going.”