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Preview: Bristol Flyers v Sheffield Sharks

Bristol Flyers v Sheffield Sharks
BBL Championship,
Saturday, March 5th,
Limited tickets available on the door.

Bristol Flyers return to action for the first of seven league games in March on Saturday night (7.30pm tip-off).

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

SHEFFIELD SHARKS
Having banked the BBL Trophy in 2013, Sharks have flirted with making other Finals, but not quite managed to take that final step, and last year finished in seventh place in the BBL Championship. Despite their impressive BBL performances, Sharks have won the play-offs just once, defeating Cheshire Phoenix in 2004. Both teams enter the game having not played last weekend, although Sharks travel to face Plymouth Raiders on Friday night.

HEAD COACH
Atiba Lyons – Joining Sharks as a player in 2006, Lyons made the step up to coach in 2008. During his tenure in Sheffield, Lyons has won two BBL Cups, one BBL Trophy and led the team to two second place finishes as well as runners-up in the 2011 play-offs.

ONE TO WATCH
Antone ‘TJ’ Robinson - The 6ft8in forward joined the Sharks in week two of the BBL season, having previous European experience with Heidelberg, Germany and Deportivo Estela Santander in Spain. The American had a 16 point, 11 rebound double-double in Sharks’ previous meeting of the season with the Flyers back in January.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Saturday’s game will be Haydn Jones, Darren Bolt and Piotr Florecki

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol Flyers fell to Sheffield Sharks away from home 70-43 in the first game of 2016

FORM
Flyers: LLWLLL
Sharks: LWD*LLW
(*BBL Trophy semi-final first leg)

TICKETS
Only a handful of tickets for Saturday’s game will be available on the door - Doors open at 6.30pm.

DID YOU KNOW
Since becoming a BBL team in 1994, Sharks have never failed to make the play-offs

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