On Friday night as our Eagles triumphed over the Leicester Riders the draw took place for the 2018 BBL Trophy Semi-Finals live on BBC Sport.
While our visitors were no-doubt fully focussed on the Championship game at Sport Central, the draw has thrown up a rare possibility of an all-Riders clash with one of their amateur teams, the Loughborough Student Riders, in contention for a semi-finals place if they can beat London Lions next Friday night.
If we can get a win against DBL Sharks Sheffield next weekend our Eagles will face either Cheshire Phoenix or Worcester Wolves who play tomorrow for their semis place and will also tip-off in this month’s BBL Cup Final in Birmingham.
Here is the draw in full:
BBL Trophy 2018 Semi-Finals
Loughborough Student Riders or London Lions v Leicester Riders
Cheshire Phoenix or Worcester Wolves v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle or DBL Sharks Sheffield
The semi-finals take place over two legs with the dates and times to be confirmed once the match-ups are set.