Banner image

Author

Joel Osborne

Joel Osborne writes

Posted Saturday, May 12th 2018

We will keep on fighting - Kapoulas

Andreas Kapoulas says his side will keep on fighting after suffering a 15 point defeat to Leicester Riders in the opening leg of the BBL playoff semi-final.

The defending play-off champions gained the upper hand in the two-legged series, thanks to a 26-6 run either side of the half-time break, despite a team-high 19 points from Rohndell Goodwin.

Bristol Flyers will need to win Sunday’s second leg by 16 or more points to book their place in next weekend’s play-off final at the O2 Arena.

“First of all it shows how far we’ve come as a team,” Kapoulas told Bristol Flyers TV.

"I’m very proud of our team because we came out and played really hard. Leicester were able to step up their defence in the first five minutes of the third period and we did not react well.”

"Our intensity dropped on defence and it came down to us not starting the second half well. After those first few minutes, I felt that we reacted well and got back into the game - we managed to get it down to eight points and they made some tough plays down the stretch.

“We missed a few shots, but we kept on fighting. I feel it could have ben a much closer game to what the final score suggests."

“I feel like we can still have a more consistent performance. I think our communication on defence could be better, I think we can rebound the ball better and we can definitely protect the lane a little bit better as a team."

Andreas Kapoulas


"No question It’s going to be a tough task, but we’re looking to go there and pick up the win and the margin will take care of itself.”

Sunday’s BBL play-off semi-final second leg will be available to watch LIVE on FreeSports.

Coverage from Leicester Arena will begin from 5pm, with all the build-up available via Freeview Channel 95, Sky Channel 422, FreeSat Channel 252. Talk Talk Channel 95 and BT Vision Channel 95.

2018/19 SEASON CARDS

Latest News

Bristol Flyers Club Statement: Covid-19

Bristol Flyers Club Statement: Covid-19

Posted: Friday, October 30th 2020

Flyers 2020/21 BBL Cup schedule revealed

Flyers 2020/21 BBL Cup schedule revealed

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020

Highlights: Cheshire Phoenix 78-86 Bristol Flyers

Highlights: Cheshire Phoenix 78-86 Bristol Flyers

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020

Highlights: Bristol Flyers 74-87 Worcester Wolves

Highlights: Bristol Flyers 74-87 Worcester Wolves

Posted: Monday, October 26th 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

MansionBet Match Preview: Norwich City (H)
Football icon

MansionBet Match Preview: Norwich City (H)

It’s sixth versus seventh in this Halloween Sky Bet Championship clash, with the Robins hoping to send the Canaries flying home scared in the lunchtime kick-off.

Posted: Saturday, October 31st 2020 • Football

Canaries match on Robins TV for Season Card holders
Football icon

Canaries match on Robins TV for Season Card holders

Supporters are reminded that Saturday’s match against Norwich City will only be available on Robins TV to current Season Card holders (October 31st).

Posted: Friday, October 30th 2020 • Football

Press conferences: Holden and Hunt preview Canaries test
Football icon

Press conferences: Holden and Hunt preview Canaries test

Dean Holden and Jack Hunt have been speaking to the media as City take on Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship tomorrow afternoon (October 31st, KO 12.30pm).

Posted: Friday, October 30th 2020 • Football

‘It’s our job to put things right’ – Hunt
Football icon

‘It’s our job to put things right’ – Hunt

Jack Hunt believes City can find the formula which served them well in the opening weeks of the season, with his focus on the visit of Norwich City to Ashton Gate this weekend.

Posted: Friday, October 30th 2020 • Football

‘It’s frustrating without fans…we miss them’ - Hunt
Football icon

‘It’s frustrating without fans…we miss them’ - Hunt

Supporters continue to be missed home and away, with Jack Hunt saying there is “nothing like getting motivated from the fans.”

Posted: Friday, October 30th 2020 • Football