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Preview: Bristol Flyers v Newcastle Eagles

Bristol Flyers v Newcastle Eagles
BBL Championship
SGS WISE Arena
Saturday, November 26th (7.30pm)

Bristol Flyers go in search of their first victory since the opening game of the season as Newcastle Eagles travel to Bristol.

All the key information on Saturday’s visitors to the SGS WISE Arena can be found below.

NEWCASTLE EAGLES
Eagles have bounced back impressively since a loss to London Lions in October, winning their next eight straight games in all competitions to leave their BBL record at eleven wins and just the solitary defeat. Unsurprisingly, Eagles now sit at the top of the BBL table.

HEAD COACH
Fabulous Flournoy – A former player in the BBL with Birmingham Bullets, the 6ft 3in shooting guard was a student at NCAA Division one college McNeese State University. Flournoy joined the Eagles in 2001, and took on a new role of player/coach during the 2003/04 season.

ONE TO WATCH
Rahmon Fletcher – the reigning league MVP, Fletcher has been in imperious form again so far this season; averaging 16.8 points and 6.3 assists per game.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Saturday’s game will be Gavin Williams, Haydn Jones and Andy Thackray.

FORM
Newcastle Eagles: WWWWW
Bristol Flyers: LLLLL

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol Flyers fell to their sixth straight defeat in the BBL Championship with an 81-62 defeat to Newcastle Eagles at Sport CentralThe Flyers took the lead in the third before the hosts responded with a pivotal 17-0 run and never looked back.

WATCH LIVE
Bet 365 account holders will be able to watch and bet in play LIVE on the official Bet 365 website.

DID YOU KNOW
The Eagles are currently the highest scoring team in the BBL - averaging 92 points per game.