Banner image

Author

Joel Osborne

Joel Osborne writes

Posted Friday, September 27th 2019

ITEC Game Preview: London City Royals (A) - BBL Cup

Bristol Flyers travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday night in search for their first ever win over London City Royals (7.30pm).

Everything you need to know ahead of this weekend’s action can be found below.


GAME DETAILS

  • DATE: Saturday, September 28th
  • Tip-off: 7.30pm
  • Competition: BBL Cup
  • Where: Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
  • Watch LIVE: Tune in for FREE via the BBL’s official YouTube channel

HEAD COACH

IMAGE CREDIT: MANSOOR AHMED
Lloyd Gardner took over the reigns of London City Royals this summer following the departure of Junior Williams. Gardner was previously the Director of Basketball Operations at Barking Abbey, where he helped over 100 students move onto scholarships in the USA and into professional basketball careers. 

The former junior international has become one of the most well-respected coaches in the country and takes on his first BBL role as head coach of the Royals.

LAST TIME OUT


Bristol Flyers’ 2018/19 BBL play-off hopes ended in cruel fashion against the visiting London City Royals, (83-84).

In a game where neither side led by double figures, there were some big performances from Jalan McCloud (24 points) and Fred Thomas (21 points), but Coach K’s men ultimately fell short in a frantic final possession.

BOX SCORE


ONE(S) TO WATCH

Kšyštof and Darjuš Lavrinovič - Despite being 39-years-old, the most famous Lithuanian twins have opted to continue their professional careers in the BBL after agreeing to sign with Royals. The twins are expected to make their BBL debut on Saturday night.

Both long-time members of Lithuania national team, the Lav twins have enjoyed illustrious careers to date, leading major Euroleague and Eurocup teams to numerous titles.

WHAT THEY SAY

"We’ve got to make sure we have a strong start, that’s going to be very important.

"It’s going to be a big occasion for them with it being their first home game of the season, we just need to put together a strong 40 minute performance."

Andreas Kapoulas


WATCH LIVE

All BBL Championship, BBL Cup, BBL Trophy and BBL play-off games this season will be available to watch LIVE and on demand for FREE via the official YouTube channel of the BBL.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Latest News

Flyers 2020/21 BBL Cup schedule revealed

Flyers 2020/21 BBL Cup schedule revealed

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020

Highlights: Cheshire Phoenix 78-86 Bristol Flyers

Highlights: Cheshire Phoenix 78-86 Bristol Flyers

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020

Highlights: Bristol Flyers 74-87 Worcester Wolves

Highlights: Bristol Flyers 74-87 Worcester Wolves

Posted: Monday, October 26th 2020

It's about understanding our identity - Kapoulas

It's about understanding our identity - Kapoulas

Posted: Sunday, October 25th 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

Holden keeps watchful eye on young Robins
Football icon

Holden keeps watchful eye on young Robins

City Head Coach Dean Holden has stressed how important it is for him to stay close with the younger players, stating “the pathway is clear” at City.

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020 • Football

‘We keep calm and carry on’ – Holden
Football icon

‘We keep calm and carry on’ – Holden

Dean Holden says the squad’s team spirit will help them through the relentless nature of the Sky Bet Championship, as they continue to battle through seven games in 21 days.

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020 • Football

MansionBet Match Preview: AFC Bournemouth (A)
Football icon

MansionBet Match Preview: AFC Bournemouth (A)

City make the trip south to AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday evening for what will be the first league meeting between the sides since Boxing Day 2006 (October 28th, 7.45pm KO).

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020 • Football

Mawson undergoes surgery
Football icon

Mawson undergoes surgery

Alfie Mawson has today undergone a knee operation (Tuesday), and no timescale has yet been put on his return to competitive action.

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020 • Football

Bern and Reed named in Red Roses squad
Rugby icon

Bern and Reed named in Red Roses squad

Bristol Bears Women duo Sarah Bern and Amber Reed have been included in the Red Roses squad for their rescheduled Six Nations fixture against Italy.

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020 • Rugby