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BBL
September 11, 2021
Pre-Season Report: Eagles 95-85 USA Select

Fans flooded into the Vertu Motors Arena for the first time in 18 months last night as new-look Newcastle Eagles edged a tough pre-season test. A 1,000-strong crowd — a club record for a friendly — was rewarded with a typically frenetic affair against familiar foes. And with the bulk of Ian MacLeod’s roster yet…

BBL
May 17, 2021
Report: Eagles Win May Madness 2021 BBL Play-Offs

The Newcastle Eagles produced a vintage defensive display to silence the London Lions roar in a dramatic British Basketball League Play-Off final. Call them the comeback kings or the cardiac kids but one thing is for sure you can never ever write this franchise off. When Fab Flournoy left for the NBA and Canada many…

WBBL
May 17, 2021
Report: Eagles WBBL 71-93 London Lions (May Madness Play-Offs Final)

Beaten but unbowed Chris Bunten has promised Newcastle Eagles WBBL will look back on their battling post-season with pride in the days to come. But the dejected playcaller lamented the below-par defensive display that brought sport’s latest Cinderella story to a sad end in Leicester. And Bunten insisted his come-from-behind specialists could have launched one…

BBL
May 7, 2021
Report: Eagles Through To 2021 BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals

Cometh the hour or even the second cometh the man or was it men? Somehow, some way, Justin Gordon and Rahmon Fletcher came up with a last-ditch play to take the Eagles through to the BBL Play-Off semi-finals. It could not have been more dramatic nor could this Newcastle side have shown any more character…

BBL
May 5, 2021
Report: Eagles 79-77 Sheffield Sharks (BBL Play-Offs Quarter-Finals 1st Leg)

As the clock ticked down on Star Wars Day there was no better time for the Newcastle Eagles empire to strike back. The playoffs represent a new hope for a side that struggled for consistency during the final throes of a disappointing regular season. But those inconsistencies were laid bare as the archetypal game of…

WBBL
May 1, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 73-79 Eagles WBBL (Play-Offs Quarter-Final)

So this is May Madness. Newcastle Eagles captain Ali Gorrell had promised to bring the chaos to the WBBL’s newly branded playoffs. And as late gatecrashers to the post-season party, Gorrell and co. proved that the impossible is possible. Never before has a number seven seed sunk a number two side in the WBBL playoffs. But step…

BBL
April 30, 2021
Report: Bristol Flyers 86-73 Eagles

The last regular championship of the season saw Newcastle Eagles make the long journey south to Bristol on an unfamiliar Thursday night. By the end of an entertaining game, it was the hometown Flyers that took the honours in what was effectively a dead rubber. Eagles Captain Rahmon Fletcher had said his side were going to…

BBL
April 26, 2021
Report: Eagles 87-82 Surrey Scorchers

Call it revenge. Call it redemption. Or call it a critical, momentum-building win with a week to go until the playoffs. After another inexplicable dip in form Newcastle needed this homecourt victory. That it came against bogey side Surrey — who imploded in the final minute — made a nailbiting triumph taste all the sweeter….

WBBL
April 26, 2021
Report: Eagles WBBL 60-86 Manchester Mystics

No momentum but no panic as Newcastle Eagles WBBL head into a winner-takes-all playoff quarter-final clash at the Vertu Motors Arena next weekend in determined mood. Chris Bunten’s side might have wrapped up a difficult regular season with double defeat against two talented top six teams. But a roster that triumphed in the face of…