Banner image

Preview: Bristol Flyers v Cheshire Phoenix

Bristol Flyers v Cheshire Phoenix
BBL
SGS WISE Arena
Friday, March 18th (3pm)

Click here to buy tickets online

Bristol Flyers hope to reignite their play-off hopes with a win at home to Cheshire Phoenix this Friday (7.30pm).

Everything you need to know about Cheshire Phoenix can be found below.

CHESHIRE PHOENIX
After a 4th place finish in the BBL last season, the Cheshire Phoenix left their long-term home at the Northgate Arena, to the brand new Cheshire Oaks venue. Phoenix find themselves firmly in the race for the play-off places this season, sitting seventh in the BBL table on 22 points. Cheshire originally began life as Ellesmere Port Jets in 1986, joining the NBL Division Two and having a poor first season as they won just one of their eighteen games. An improvement the following season saw them win seven games, and they changed their name to Cheshire Jets – though they remained based in Ellesmere Port. They continued to improve, and lifted their first title in 1991, winning the NBL Division One.

HEAD COACH
John Lavery – Lavery takes control of the Phoenix one again following the departure of John Coffino over the summer. The former England international has had two spells as Head Coach of the Nix, leading them to the BBL Play-Offs on both occasions.

ONE TO WATCH
Akeem Ellis – The American point guard in fourth in the BBL this season for points average with 18.6. The 25 year old is in his debut season in the BBL having signed for Cheshire in August having previously played in the Canadian National Basketball League.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Friday’s game will be Piotr Florecki, Andy Thackray and Ian Spearman

LAST TIME OUT
Flyers picked up a 72-58 win on the road thanks to a big performance from Tyrone Lee.

FORM
Flyers: LLWLL
Phoenix: WLLWW

DID YOU KNOW
Bristol Flyers faced the Cheshire Phoenix back when they were still a division one club in 2013. The Flyers drew the Nix in the second round of the BBL Trophy, where they lost 85-56 after beating Surrey United in round one.

Related News

Video: Andreas Kapoulas Previews Weekend Doubleheader

Video: Andreas Kapoulas Previews Weekend Doubleheader

Posted: Thursday, March 17th 2016

Report: Cheshire Phoenix 58-72 Bristol Flyers

Report: Cheshire Phoenix 58-72 Bristol Flyers

Posted: Sunday, December 13th 2015

Latest News

Flyers continue elite partnership with Webgains

Flyers continue elite partnership with Webgains

Posted: Thursday, September 23rd 2021

Flyers TV broadcasts move to BBL Player

Flyers TV broadcasts move to BBL Player

Posted: Thursday, September 23rd 2021

Fixture update: Opposition change confirmed

Fixture update: Opposition change confirmed

Posted: Thursday, September 23rd 2021

Bristol Flyers Gameday Supporter Guide

Bristol Flyers Gameday Supporter Guide

Posted: Thursday, September 23rd 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Fifteen Senior Academy players sign dual-registrations
Rugby icon

Fifteen Senior Academy players sign dual-registrations

Bristol Bears can announce that 15 of its Senior Academy players have been dual-registered for the 2021/22 season as a key pillar of their development.

Posted: Thursday, September 23rd 2021 • Rugby

🏟 Gate Guide: Fulham
Football icon

🏟 Gate Guide: Fulham

City host Fulham this Saturday (September 25th, 3pm) and here’s your easy guide for what to expect, if you’re heading to BS3...

Posted: Thursday, September 23rd 2021 • Football

Derby delight as Premiership Cup draw revealed
Rugby icon

Derby delight as Premiership Cup draw revealed

Bristol Bears will face Exeter Chiefs, Worcester Warriors, Gloucester and Bath in the pool stages of the 2021/22 Premiership Cup.

Posted: Thursday, September 23rd 2021 • Rugby

Fulham next up for the Robins
Football icon

Fulham next up for the Robins

With a crowd of around 18,000 already guaranteed, tickets remain on general sale for City’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Fulham on Saturday (September 25th, 3pm).

Posted: Thursday, September 23rd 2021 • Football

Getting to the Gate: Fulham
Football icon

Getting to the Gate: Fulham

City return to Ashton Gate this Saturday (September 25th) for the visit of Fulham and here's some important travel information for the day.

Posted: Thursday, September 23rd 2021 • Football