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Joel Osborne


Posted Monday, April 23rd 2018

Momentum is key - Kapoulas

Andreas Kapoulas has stressed the importance of maintaining his side’s momentum after qualifying for the BBL play-offs.

The Flyers ensured a top-eight finish after picking up their fifth straight home win against Worcester Wolves on Saturday night, before falling to Surrey Scorchers in overtime just 16 hours later in front of the FreeSports cameras.

Brandon Boggs led the way for Flyers on Saturday, with a team-high 20 points to ensure that Coach K’s men will finish the season with a winning record for the first time since joining the BBL in 2014.

"We’re hungry for the play-offs and we want to finish the regular season with two wins in our last two games,” Kapoulas told Bristol Flyers TV.

"I’m very proud of the guys - I’m proud of what they’ve done over the course of the season, but particularly in the last four or five weeks.

"We came up short against Surrey, it was probably five minutes too much for us.

"We had a very tough and physical game against Worcester the night before and to have another physical game against a team that has an unbeaten home record in 2018 - it was always going to be difficult.

"They had a very strong start to the fourth period and as the game went on, we didn’t have the legs to compete with them.”

Bristol Flyers have made the play-offs in three of their four seasons in the BBL

Whilst Sunday’s result ended Flyers’ hopes of finishing as high as fourth in the league, a pair of wins against Leeds Force and Manchester Giants on the final weekend of the regular season could still see Bristol secure a sixth-placed finish.

"It’s the first time we’re going to finish with a winning record since joining the BBL so there’s a lot of positives,” Kapoulas continued.

“We’ve got two games remaining and we scan still finish in the top six.

“I really believe in all of our players. Everyone on our roster can be a key contributor, and I don’t think a lot of teams can say that."

Andreas Kapoulas

"We have a big week ahead of us to prepare for Leeds and Manchester and we really want to enter the play-offs with some momentum."

Limited standing tickets are still available for the last home game of the regular season against Leeds Force on Friday, April 27th