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Preview: Bristol Flyers v Leeds Force

Bristol Flyers v Leeds Force
BBL Championship
Saturday, January 30th, 7.30pm
SGS WISE Arena.

Bristol Flyers look to tie the season series with Leeds Force on Saturday night (7.30pm).

All the key information on Saturday's BBL opponents can be found below.

LEEDS FORCE
Originally established as Leeds Carnegie, the team rebranded as Leeds Force heading into their first year in the top-flight alongside the Bristol Flyers. The Force had a respectable first season in their inaugural BBL campaign, There’s no love lost between the Flyers and the Force, as they look to resume a long-term rivalry dating back to their time in EBL Division One.

HEAD COACH
Matt Newby – Newby is also Director of Basketball at Leeds University and has a strong focus on developing domestic talent. Like the Flyers, this is Newby’s second season in the BBL and he’ll be looking to finish the season on a high despite bowing out of the BBL Play-Off race last season.

ONE TO WATCH
Zak Wells – After being sidelined with a serious injury for the majority of last season, Wells almost acts as a brand new signing for Coach Newby this season.  The 7ft Brit earned a Great Britain call-up in July and went on to make his debut against the New Zealand Tall Blacks at the Copper Box Arena in London.

FORM
Flyers: LWLLLL
Force: LWLLLL

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Saturday’s game will be Andy Thackray, Steve Ferris and Paul Walton.

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol Flyers slipped to their fourth straight defeat in the BBL after a disappointing performance away at Leeds Force - click here to watch the highlights

TICKETS
General admission tickets are SOLD OUT - Click here to book VIP tickets NOW.

DID YOU KNOW
Flyers and Force are the lowest scoring teams in the BBL, in terms of points-per-game, averaging 70.76 and 68.26 respectively

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