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Preview: Leeds Force v Bristol Flyers

Leeds Force v Bristol Flyers
BBL Championship
Leeds Beckett University
Sunday, February 5th (4pm)
Watch LIVE on LiveBasketball.TV

Bristol Flyers look to claim the season series over their former Division One rivals at Leeds Beckett University on Sunday (4pm).

All the key information on Sunday’s BBL opponents can be found below.

LEEDS FORCE
Originally established as Leeds Carnegie in 2006, the team rebranded as Leeds Force heading into their first season in the top-flight along with fellow BBL newcomers, Bristol Flyers. Leeds made a big improvement from their 11th place finish in 2014/15 as they sneaked into the top eight and took a historic first ever post-season ticket for the Play-Off Quarter-Finals last season. There’s no love lost between the Flyers and the Force, as they look to resume a long-term rivalry dating back to their time in EBL Division One.

COACH
Matt Newby - Newby is also Director of Basketball at Leeds University and has a strong focus on developing domestic talent. Like the Flyers, this is Newby’s third season in the BBL.

ONE TO WATCH
Jermaine Sanders - The 6ft 5in american signed for the Force in the summer after captaining the University of Cincinnati in his senior year. Sanders led his team through the AAC and all the way to the round of 32 in the NCAA tournament - Sanders had a team-high 24 points when these two teams met earlier in the season.

LAST TIME OUT
Aaron Cosby marked his home debut with a huge performance to help Flyers to a 96-79 win over Leeds Force at the WISE Arena.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Sunday’s game will be Simon Unsworth, Paul Unsworth and Pawel Szafraniec.

WATCH LIVE
Sunday’s game will be streamed LIVE via the league’s official subscription partner, LiveBasketball.TV - click here to sign up NOW

DID YOU KNOW
Leeds Force beat BBL powerhouse Newcastle Eagles for the first time in their history last weekend, as they ran out 94-88 winners.