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December 28, 2018
Report: Eagles at Leicester Riders

A superb performance on the road catapulted Esh Group Eagles Newcastle back in to the BBL title race last night in Leicester. It included an explosive final quarter burst where the Eagles under severe foul pressure shrugged that off to power home to a vital win. The Eagles had gone in to the game having…

December 28, 2018
Preview: Eagles at Leicester Riders

It’s a huge game for Esh Group Eagles Newcastle tonight as they head down the M1 to take on reigning BBL Champions Leicester Riders in a crunch Championship encounter. It’s the third meeting between the two rivals this season with the Riders winning convincingly at Newcastle on the road in the league before Newcastle gained…

December 17, 2018
Report: Eagles WBBL at Leicester Riders

Fatigue finally caught up with an injury-hit Newcastle Eagles as Chris Bunten’s side was given a lesson in WBBL basketball by title challengers Leicester Riders. The hosts ran out 97-57 winners to maintain their position at the top of the championship table. And head coach Bunten cut a frustrated figure as the Eagles failed to…

December 15, 2018
Preview: Eagle WBBL at Cardiff Met Archers

Nothing less than victory in Cardiff this afternoon will satisfy Chris Bunten as Newcastle Eagles seek to arrest an alarming four-game losing streak. The upbeat playcaller is confident his players can target the homecourt Archers and pinch a much-needed win before Christmas. But Bunten admitted a mounting injury list means sensible game management is a…

November 18, 2018
Report: Eagles at Leicester Riders (BBL Cup Quarter-Final)

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle powered through to the BBL Cup semi-finals last night at The Morningside Arena, Leicester against deadly rivals Riders. Stand-out forward Victor Moses was the star of the show but once again he got great support from his team-mates and in particular Jeremy Smith and the emerging flourishing talented Kyle Williams. It…

November 7, 2018
All In Our Hands

Going in to last weekend’s games Esh Group Eagles Newcastle were perched at the top of The BBL unbeaten with five straight victories. Coming out of the weekend the situation had changed dramatically with losses at home to Leicester and on the road in Bristol. It means a hard week of thought and practice for…

November 2, 2018
Report: Eagles vs Leicester Riders

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle’s perfect start to the season came to an end after losing a heated encounter 84-68 to title rivals Leicester Riders. Fab Flournoy’s side were frustrated by the visitors’ combative play in a defeat which gives the Midlands outfit an early advantage in the BBL Championship race. Newcastle remain top of the…

November 2, 2018
Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle face their biggest challenge of the 2018-19 BBL Championship season so far as reigning Champions, Play-Off winners and Trophy holders Leicester ride in to town. It’s an eagerly awaited clash of the two powerhouses of British basketball with the rest of the league looking on. The Eagles are currently flying high…

October 31, 2018
Fletcher Focussed On Friday

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle are off to a flying start in The BBL this season going undefeated thus far. On Friday at Sport Central they face their toughest test of the fledgling season as the reigning BBL Champions Leicester Riders are in town. Mercurial Point Guard Rahmon Fletcher is also off to an electric start but…


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