CHESHIRE PHOENIX have plenty to ponder over their two-week break from BBL Championship action.

Ben Thomas’ side suffered a hugely disappointing 93-87 home defeat against Bristol Flyers on Sunday night, meaning Phoenix have now won just one of their last five matches in all competitions.

As well as working out how to turn his side’s on-court issues around in time for the trip to Worcester Wolves on Sunday, December 9, Thomas must also replace Jordan Session.

Phoenix announced the release of Session with immediate effect on Monday with a brief club statement reading: “The coaching staff have made the change with the best interest of the club in mind.”

Thomas followed that up by explaining: “It was a difficult decision to release Jordan and I want to thank him for all his effort with the club and wish him all the best for the future.”

Session took to Twitter after the news broke, simply writing: “Put my best foot forward and live with the result, always.”

The departure of Session came after he played 21 minutes of Phoenix’s frustrating home loss to Bristol on Sunday evening.

Phoenix looked to be heading towards victory after following up their 20-18 opening period win with a 28-24 second quarter success to lead 48-42.

Thomas’ side were beaten 24-21 in the third period, but still led by three heading into the final 10 minutes, but disaster struck as Bristol won the final quarter 27-18 to snatch the points.

Phoenix MVP Daniel Norl top scored for the home side with 20 points, while Dii’Jon Allen-Jordan sunk 19 and Louis Sayers added nine to take him past 1,000 in the BBL Championship.

While Thomas and Phoenix were left disappointed, Bristol thrilled head coach Andreas Kapoulas, who said: “It was a big time win.

“Our guys showed a lot of toughness, a lot of resilience, especially after playing in Bristol last night. They didn’t have another game this week and it was a very important one for them as they looked to bounce back from their BBL Cup loss.

“We kept on fighting, we fell behind, but we never gave up.”

Bristol had beaten Worcester 82-79 on Saturday, when London City Royals won 98-81 against Newcastle, who had lost 96-78 to London Lions on Friday.

Leicester beat Plymouth 86-77 on the opening night of the weekend before winning 65-63 against London Lions on Sunday, while Manchester defeated Surrey 91-84.

Adam Williams was Mold Magic’s star man in the their 54-49 victory over new boys Bangor City in the North Wales U18s League.

Bangor City entered the third quarter with a 39-28 lead but Mold hit back to win.

Bromborough Bulldogs also picked up a win, beating Ynys Mon Celts 54-34 in their U16s battle.

Nash Yambao was voted the Bulldogs’ MVP.