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Posted Thursday, November 14th 2019

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

Bristol Flyers return to BBL Cup action when they host group leaders London City Royals in front of a sold out crowd at the SGS College Arena.

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


GAME DETAILS

  • Date: Friday, November 15th
  • Tip-off: 7.30pm
  • Competition: BBL Cup
  • Where: SGS College Arena
  • 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 was named BBL Coach of the Month during his first month in charge.


LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers suffered a crushing road defeat against London City Royals in the BBL Cup.

The Flyers were unable to capitalise from a strong start and a crucial 17-0 run in the second period allowed the hosts pull away and never look back.

BOX SCORE


ONE TO WATCH

#4 Andrew Lawrence - Lawrence signed for the Royals in the summer after spells around the world in Spain, France, Kosovo and Italy.

The GB International averaged 15.3 points, 3.6 assists in 33 appearance for Latina Basket in Italy’s second division last season.

WHAT THEY SAY

"Andrew Lawrence is a very good player who can score the ball and create for others - he’s a tough matchup for our team.

"We just need to make it difficult for him and not give him any rhythm shots - which is easier said than done.”

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.

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