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Preview: Plymouth Raiders v Bristol Flyers

Plymouth Raiders v Bristol Flyers
Sunday, April 10th, 4pm
Plymouth Pavilions
BBL Championship.

Bristol Flyers travel to south-west rivals Plymouth Raiders in the second game of a weekend doubleheader on Sunday (4pm).

Everything you need to know on Sunday’s BBL opponents can be found below.

PLYMOUTH RAIDERS
One of the oldest teams in the country, Raiders have been competing in the EBL and now the BBL for 33 years. Spending their formative years struggling towards the bottom end of the EBL, a move to the Plymouth Pavilions in 1996 saw the team’s fortune’s dramatically change. At their new home Plymouth consistently finished in the top four of the EBL before making the step up to the BBL in 2004. Raiders’ best finish in the BBL came in 2008 when coach Gary Stronach led the team to third in the Championship and to the semi-finals of the play-offs.

HEAD COACH
Daryl Corletto - Corletto was named player/coach of the Raiders following the sudden departure of former Head Coach Jay Marriott earlier this season. The 34-year-old has won multiple titles as a player with Melbourne Tigers and New Zealand Breakers in the NBL. Corletto also leads the league in scoring, averaging 19.2 points per game.

ONE TO WATCH
Corey Dixon - The 6ft7in forward joined the Raiders back in December following the departure of Auryn MacMillan earlier in the month. Like Flyers’ forward Tyrone Lee, Dixon has previous experience in the Australian SEABL league where he finished second in the league in rebounding, and was a runner-up for Player of the Year averaging of over 20 points and 11 rebounds per game.

FORM*
Raiders: WWLWLL
Flyers: LWLLLL

*Entering the weekend

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Sunday’s game will be Andy Thackray, Darren Bolt and Ian Spearman

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol Flyers suffered their first defeat to Plymouth Raiders in the BBL following, 91-72 away from home.

DID YOU KNOW
Flyers have won six of the seven meetings between these two teams

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