Banner image

Preview: Bristol Flyers v Leicester Riders

Bristol Flyer v Leicester Riders
Saturday, January 10th, 7.30pm
SGS WISE Arena

Click here to book tickets online.

From BBL.org.uk

Andreas Kapoulas expects a better start from Bristol Flyers when they face Leicester Riders on Saturday.

Flyers fought back to set up a tense finish against Durham Wildcats in their first game of 2015, but ultimately had left themselves too much to do following a poor first half.

This leaves Kapoulas looking to atone for that defeat against an in-form Leicester Riders this weekend.

Riders will go into the game full of confidence following convincing victories against Leeds Force and London Lions last weekend, and having swept Flyers aside 83-54 in their previous meeting.

“It was an important game for our Play-off aspirations and we will need to find a way to make up for the loss,” said Kapoulas.

“Our guys showed great character and fought back in the fourth quarter, however I did not like the way we started the game and I felt for the first three quarters we were not up for the challenge.

“We need to make things happen, and moving forward we need to be more aggressive from start to finish.”

He added: “We have a lot to prove.

“Leicester are a very good side and they are playing well at the moment. It will not be easy, however we will be certainly up for the challenge.”

Kapoulas is hopeful Bree Perine will also suit up for the challenge too, after he missed the Durham game through injury.

His late withdrawal may have contributed to Flyers’ slow start and his coach cannot wait to get him back on the floor so he can hit top form.

“Bree picked up an ankle injury the last practice the day before the game,” revealed Kapoulas.

“We are hoping he will be back for the weekend. It was particularly unfortunate that he was not able to play as he was coming off a very good week of practices and he is definitely settling in. There is a lot to come from him.”

Last time they met:

Leicester Riders 83 Bristol Flyers 54 (BBL Championship, Sir David Wallace Sports Centre, 26/10/2014)

What they say:

Riders coach Rob Paternostro: “Our goal for the second half of the year is to keep getting better.

“When you come out of a weekend 2-0, especially with the second game on the road, it feels great.

“It gives us confidence to go on and play through whatever we have to play through.”

Click here to book tickets online.

Related News

Bristol Flyers Unveil New U.S. Signing

Bristol Flyers Unveil New U.S. Signing

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th 2014

Kapoulas Named BBL Coach Of The Month

Kapoulas Named BBL Coach Of The Month

Posted: Tuesday, November 4th 2014

Alif Bland Named In BBL Team Of The Week

Alif Bland Named In BBL Team Of The Week

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Report: Plymouth Raiders 86-91 Bristol Flyers

Report: Plymouth Raiders 86-91 Bristol Flyers

Posted: Monday, December 29th 2014

Latest News

Things are coming along - Kapoulas

Things are coming along - Kapoulas

Posted: Saturday, October 17th 2020

Report: Bristol Flyers 63-66 Sheffield Sharks

Report: Bristol Flyers 63-66 Sheffield Sharks

Posted: Saturday, October 17th 2020

Free live stream for Sharks friendly

Free live stream for Sharks friendly

Posted: Friday, October 16th 2020

Flyers unveil 2020/21 home kit

Flyers unveil 2020/21 home kit

Posted: Friday, October 16th 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

Live: Bristol City v Middlesbrough
Football icon

Live: Bristol City v Middlesbrough

City return to Ashton Gate on Tuesday where they will host Middlesbrough under the lights in the Sky Bet Championship.

Posted: Tuesday, October 20th 2020 • Football

Watch live sport at Ashton Gate
Stadium icon

Watch live sport at Ashton Gate

Ashton Gate is pleased to announce a further number of sporting events that will be screened live in the Ashton Gate Sports Bar & Pizzeria this November.

Posted: Tuesday, October 20th 2020 • Stadium

Holden wants front foot start
Football icon

Holden wants front foot start

Dean Holden has encouraged his players to stick to the gameplan as they look to continue their unbeaten start to the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship season.

Posted: Tuesday, October 20th 2020 • Football

Rowe ready for busy schedule
Football icon

Rowe ready for busy schedule

Tommy Rowe has listed experience and recovery as two crucial components ahead of City’s first midweek contest in the Sky Bet Championship this campaign.

Posted: Tuesday, October 20th 2020 • Football

Win up to £1000 in tonight's 50/50 Matchday Draw
Football icon

Win up to £1000 in tonight's 50/50 Matchday Draw

Enter this evening's 50/50 Matchday Draw for your chance to win up to £1000 whilst also supporting the Robins Foundation.

Posted: Tuesday, October 20th 2020 • Football