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Preview » Sheffield Sharks v Bristol Flyers

DBL Sheffield Sharks v Bristol Flyers
BBL Championship
Friday, October 20th 2017
English Institute of Sport Sheffield

Bristol Flyers look to capture their first away win of the season when they travel to Sheffield Sharks on Friday night (7:30pm).


Sheffield Sharks

Sharks are one of the most consistent teams in the BBL, having made the play-offs every season since becoming a BBL team, they went all the way to become play-off champions in the 2015-2016 season.

The Sheffield based squad have had an impressive start their 2017-2018 campaign, with three wins from their last four games including a 20 point blow-out at home against Leeds Force.


HEAD COACH

Atiba Lyons - Joining Sharks as a player in 2006, Lyons made the step up to head coach in 2008. During his tenure, Lyons has won two BBL cups, one BBL Trophy and one BBL Play-Off title as well as two second place finishes in the league.


LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers strengthened their hold on a BBL play-off berth with a 82-69 victory at the WISE Arena, behind a 20-point performance from Aaron Cosby.


LAST SEASON

Despite enduring an injury ridden season, Sharks had to use as many as eighteen players throughout their campaign, Lyons guided the team to an impressive fourth place finish with a chance to make a long play-off run. Sharks’ hopes to repeat their 2016 play-off success were dashed by the fifth seeded Worcester Wolves in the quarter finals of the 2017 Play-Offs.


KEYS TO THE GAME


ONES TO WATCH

Sheffield Sharks had a strong off-season, signing two explosive guards in Chris Alexander and Dirk Williams; who enter the contest averaging 15.7 and 13.5 points per game respectively. The club have also retained their experienced captain, Mike Tuck. The Sheffield captain has started the season with double digit point averages and he has always performed well against Flyers. 


WATCH LIVE

Friday's game will be available to watch LIVE for FREE on the official Facebook page of UNILAD SPORT.


FORM

Sheffield Sharks - LWWW
Bristol Flyers - WLL


OFFICIALS

Taking charge of Friday’s game will be Joshua Bowe, Kate Unsworth and Neil McKelvey


DID YOU KNOW

Sheffield Sharks' head coach Atiba Lyons is entering his tenth year with the club.