Heavy Defeat At Belle Vue...
No heat winners and only three shared heats were the damning statistics as the previously high flying ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers crashed to a 65-25 defeat at the National Stadium.
The visitors had no answer to the speed of the Belle Vue ‘Colts’ who collected five 5-1’s and two 4-2’s in the last seven heats! It was never better for the Fen Tigers than in heat one when Connor Mountain and Luke Ruddick secured a 3-3, after that the Colts literally bolted and the Fen Tigers were left chasing shadows.
Co-Promoter James Easter pulled no punches, he said “It was simply not good enough! We were too slow out of the starts and beaten by the 30 yard mark, it is no good racing from there as they are good and were long gone! I can’t see anyone winning here, they are very quick around their home track but that was totally unacceptable and I expect a marked improvement at Eastbourne next Saturday. Connor Mountain and Luke Ruddick both rode well and Sam Woods gave his usual honest performance with plenty of effort but there isn’t much we can take from tonight and will now re-group ahead of our next meeting”
Fen Tigers Looking To Continue Good Form!
The ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers are back on the road this Friday (28th April) when they travel to the National Stadium to face the Belle Vue Colts.
After successfully utilising guests for the last two fixtures the Fen Tigers welcome back Number One Connor Mountain who scored a highly respectable six points in Wednesday’s British U21 Final at Poole. The Fen Tigers will travel with confidence following fine wins at Cradley and at home to Eastbourne, but knowing it will be a difficult task to defeat a side led by the exciting Dan Bewley and Jack Smith. Bewley scored a fifteen point maximum for the Fen Tigers at Cradley and followed it up at Stoke in the league for Belle Vue.
Eagles Brought Crashing Down By Fen Tigers!
Riding like a team possessed a rampant ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers dismantled a good Eastbourne side taking victory by a massive 32 points in the West Row sunshine.
From the moment a rejuvenated Luke Ruddick fired from the gate in heat one it was relentless one way traffic. A super ride from guest number one Danny Ayres made sure Ruddick was never challenged as Ayres superbly protected his young partner. A lightning start in heat two from Jordan Jenkins was bought to a sudden halt when he clipped the fence near the start line and had to lay the bike down, the impressive young Tom Brennan coming through to take the first of three wins. This was one of only two heat reverses the Fen Tigers suffered all afternoon!