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Posted Thursday, April 25th 2019

ITEC Game Preview » Bristol Flyers v London City Royals

Bristol Flyers v London City Royals
BBL Championship
Friday, April 26th, 7.30pm
SGS College Arena
SOLD OUT
Bristol Flyers face a must-win game as they host London City Royals in the final home game of the regular season (7.30pm).

Everything you need to know on Friday night's opponents can be found below.

LONDON CITY ROYALS

The newcomers to the league have not just made up the numbers this season, after winning the BBL Trophy back in March. Former GB internationals Ashley Hamilton and Matthew Bryan-Amaning bring the star status, whilst back-to-back BBL Cup winner Orlan Jackman made the switch from Cheshire over the summer.

London City will play a big role in the race for the BBL Play-Offs, as they face both the Flyers and Cheshire Phoenix this weekend. 


HEAD COACH

Jay Williams - A former England and Great Britain point guard, Jay Williams was announced as the first head coach of London City Royals back in July. Williams played for London Towers, London United, Glasgow Rocks and Milton Keynes during his eight-year playing career in the BBL and has also worked as an assistant coach with the London Lions.


ONE TO WATCH

#11 Matthew Bryan-Amaning - A former college team-mate of NBA stars Isaiah Thomas, Justin Holiday and Terrence Ross at the University of Washington, Bryan-Amaning has enjoyed a successful professional career to date, having won multiple Championship titles in Mexico, Argentina, Japan and most recently the BBL Trophy with the London City Royals.


CAN FLYERS MAKE THE PLAY-OFFS?

Flyers need to win BOTH games this weekend AND require either Plymouth Raiders OR Cheshire Phoenix on Sunday to make the BBL play-offs.


AS IT STANDS

League Table

TEAM P W L PTS
6 Newcastle Eagles 13 7 6 14
7 Sheffield Sharks 13 7 6 14
8 Bristol Flyers 12 5 7 10
9 Surrey Scorchers 14 5 9 10
10 Plymouth Raiders 13 3 10 6

LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers fell short to London City Royals, 91-83 at Crystal Palace back in February.



WATCH LIVE

Friday’s game against London City Royals will be available to watch for FREE, both LIVE and on demand via the BBL’s official YouTube channel.



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