The London Lions have already had a momentous season, breaking records for British teams in Europe and they achieved another milestone last night, beating the Bristol Flyers 85-81 at the Copper Box Arena and 166-142 on aggregate in the BBL Trophy semi-final second leg.
The Lions came into the game with a 20 point advantage on the aggregate score, after beating the Flyers 81-61 in Bristol in the first leg. The progression into the final was never really in doubt as Dirk Williams top scored with 22 points and Will Neighbour added an additional 17 points from the bench.
The Lions will now look to defend the trophy they won last season – setting up a final with Cheshire Phoenix on Sunday 20th of March at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow where they will look to avenge a defeat suffered when the same two teams met in 2002. The Lions have beaten the Newcastle Eagles, Manchester Giants and the Bristol Flyers in their road to the final, as they have an opportunity to add their first piece of silverware of the season on March 20th.
General Manager Brett Burman comments on the fantastic performance of the London Lions team:
“This season has been a momentous one for the team and the win in the semi-final is the next achievement for us. The morale in the team at the moment is extremely high and they can’t wait to play the final in Glasgow and look to bring the trophy back to the Copper Box Arena once again.
“We hope that our fans can travel up to Glasgow to cheer on the team and we are ready to perform in the final!”