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Preview: Leeds Force v Bristol Flyers

Leeds Force v Bristol Flyers
BBL
Leeds Beckett University Sports Arena
Friday, October 2nd, 7.30pm

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Bristol Flyers and Leeds Force go in search of their first win of the new BBL campaign at Leeds Beckett University on Friday night (7.30pm tip-off).

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

LEEDS FORCE
Like the Flyers, Leeds were newcomers to the BBL last season, and will be looking to build upon their eleventh place finish last season. Formally known as Leeds Carnegie during their time in EBL Division One, the club have traditionally been strongly linked to the Leeds Metropolitan University and have enjoyed a meteoric rice since their inception in 2006, which has seen them jump four divisions and into the top flight of British Basketball.

HEAD COACH
Matt Newby – Newby is also Director of Basketball at Leeds Metropolitan University and has a strong focus on developing domestic talent. With a rock solid start to life in the BBL under his belt, and having retained the services of so many of his trusted players, Newby will be keen that Force push on during their second season in the league.

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.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Friday’s game will be Paul Walton, Steve Ferris and Pawel Szafraniec.

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol Flyers secured a BBL Play-Off berth in their debut BBL campaign after a 79-54 defeat of Leeds Force at the SGS WISE Arena. Click here to watch highlights.

DID YOU KNOW?
Bristol Flyers outscored Leeds force by 64 points over their three meetings last season.

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