Banner image

Author

Joel Osborne

Joel Osborne writes

Posted Thursday, January 31st 2019

ITEC Game Preview » Bristol Flyers v Surrey Scorchers

Bristol Flyers v Surrey Scorchers
BBL Championship
Friday, February 1st, 7.30pm
SGS College Arena
SOLD OUT
Bristol Flyers look to return to winning ways when they host Surrey Scorchers at the SGS College Arena (7.30pm).

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

SURREY SCORCHERS

It’s been a rough start to the season for Scorchers fans, with just three wins in 17 games. After winning their opening game of 2019 against London City Royals, the Scorchers have been unable to capitalise and remain five wins adrift of a play-off position. 


HEAD COACH

creon raftopoulos

Having led up the Scorchers franchise under it’s previous names Guildford Heat and Surrey Heat, Creon Raftopolous achieved a top-four finish with the team in 2012/13 and reached the BBL Trophy final in 2011, before being dismissed ahead of a takeover which saw the club’s name changed to Surrey United. Reforming under the Scorchers name in 2015, Raftopolous was reinstated as head coach following the takeover from Surrey Sports Park.


ONE TO WATCH

QUINCY TAYLOR

Surrey Scorchers’ Quincy Taylor has led the way offensively this season. His offensive prowess has given opposing defences issues all year long. Taylor is the sixth leading scorer in the league and he currently averages 18.8 points and 5.3 assists per game.


LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers were unable to complete a double winning weekend, going down 102-97 after five minutes of overtime.


AS IT STANDS

League Table

TEAM P W L PTS
2 Sheffield Sharks 27 17 10 34
3 London Lions 27 16 11 32
4 Bristol Flyers 27 14 13 28
5 Manchester Giants 27 14 13 28
6 Cheshire Phoenix 27 13 14 26

WATCH LIVE

Friday's game against Surrey Scorchers will be able to watch LIVE online in the UK and the United States via the BBL’s official streaming partner, LiveBasketball.TV.

SIGN UP NOW


Image Credit - Ezra Rollinson

Latest News

Flyers announce return of club presentation and Matthew Bromley game

Flyers announce return of club presentation and Matthew Bromley game

Posted: Friday, May 20th 2022

'Moments that made me smile' - Part 2 | Presented by CK Dental

'Moments that made me smile' - Part 2 | Presented by CK Dental

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th 2022

Bristol Flyers | Best of 2021/22 season

Bristol Flyers | Best of 2021/22 season

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th 2022

Sky Sports extend deal as British Basketball League broadcast partner

Sky Sports extend deal as British Basketball League broadcast partner

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

📆 City take on Pilgrims in pre-season
Football icon

📆 City take on Pilgrims in pre-season

Nigel Pearson’s squad will take on Plymouth Argyle in July as Bristol City's first pre-season fixture is confirmed.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 • Football

📖 Part 2: Wonderful Weimann's record-breaking year
Football icon

📖 Part 2: Wonderful Weimann's record-breaking year

In a two-part extended feature Andi Weimann lifts the lid on his return from injury and reflects on his outstanding season in red and white.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 • Football

Gate Guide: The Killers Concert
Stadium icon

Gate Guide: The Killers Concert

With just a few days to go until The Killers play at Ashton Gate, concert-goers are urged to take advantage of special event Shuttle Buses laid on to help get fans to and from the stadium.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 • Stadium

The Killers Concert: Travel Information
Stadium icon

The Killers Concert: Travel Information

With just two days to go until The Killers play at Ashton Gate, concert-goers are urged to take advantage of special event Shuttle Buses laid on to help get fans to and from the stadium.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 • Stadium

🗓 On this day: Bristol City 3-0 Bolton Wanderers
Football icon

🗓 On this day: Bristol City 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

It is 36 years to the day since Terry Cooper's men lifted the Freight Rover Trophy at Wembley.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 • Football