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Preview: Bristol Flyers v Leeds Force

Bristol Flyers v Leeds Force
BBL Championship
SGS WISE Arena
Friday, December 9th (7.30pm)
Watch LIVE on LiveBasketball.TV

Bristol Flyers look to pick up their second win of the season against former Division One rivals Leeds Force at the SGS WISE Arena (7.30pm tip-off).

All the key information on Friday’s BBL opponents can be found below.

LEEDS FORCE
Originally established as Leeds Carnegie in 2006, the team rebranded as Leeds Force heading into their first season in the top-flight along with fellow BBL newcomers, Bristol Flyers. Leeds made a big improvement from their 11th place finish in 2014/15 as they sneaked into the top eight and took a historic first ever post-season ticket for the Play-Off Quarter-Finals last season. 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.

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 third season in the BBL and he’ll be looking to pick up a win to really kick-start his side’s play-off push heading into Christmas.

ONE TO WATCH
Jermaine Sanders - The 6ft 5in american signed for the Force in the summer after captaining the University of Cincinnati in his senior year. Sanders led his team through the AAC and all the way to the round of 32 in the NCAA tournament. where they only lost to basketball powerhouse Kentucky. 

LAST TIME OUT
Leeds Force claimed the all important series decider in the play-off race against Bristol Flyers, running out 91-88 winners in overtime at the Leeds Beckett University.

TICKETS
Only a limited number of tickets will be available on the door from 6.30pm.

WATCH LIVE
Fans will be able to tune into Friday’s game live online via the BBL’s new streaming provider, LiveBasketball.TV.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Friday’s game will be Haydn Jones, Andy Thackeray and Piotr Florecki

DID YOU KNOW
Last week the Force scored over 100 points for the first time since they joined the BBL in 2014
 

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