The ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers failed to reach the National League Fours Final, finishing third in their Semi-Final by the smallest of margins behind Cradley and Rye House.

A confident Fen Tigers four consisting of Danny Halsey, Jon Armstrong, Connor Coles and Jordan Jenkins started well with Armstrong coming second in heat one before Halsey continued Saturday evenings form with a fine win in heat two. Heat three saw young Jordan Jenkins produce a ride high in potential as he passed Max Clegg down the back straight and lead the Cradley number one for a lap and a half until he lifted slightly allowing Clegg back through.

Although the Fen Tigers kept picking up points they couldn’t get the all important heat wins and went into the final heat three points behind Cradley and four behind Rye House. Their chances had apparently gone when an uncharacteristic fall from Cradley’s Morris whilst leading Halsey saw the Cradley rider excluded. This changed the whole complexion of the group as it now left Mildenhall needing a heat win to tie with Cradley, unfortunately try as he might Danny Halsey couldn’t find a way past Rye House’s Ben Morley and the Fen Tigers brave fight was over.

Although disappointed to go out at the semi final stage, Kevin Jolly was full of praise for his four, he said “I felt we could get through to the final before the meeting started, but a couple of things didn’t quite go our way and we fell short. That said our team spirit was excellent and the four lads worked well together. The more experienced lads helped Jordan through what was a big day so early in his career and again we saw his potential with a stylish pass on Clegg.

My decision to drop Alfie (Bowtell) wasn’t an easy one, but I felt it was the right move to make. That said nothing would please me more to see him hit some big numbers on Sunday, I will be the first to shake his hand and say well done!”

TPNL Fours - Semi Final A Result:
Rye House 18
Cradley 14
Mildenhall 13 – Halsey 5, Armstrong 4, Coles 3, Jenkins 1
Buxton 3

The ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers will be visiting Rye House for their re-arranged TPNL meeting versus the Raiders on Sunday 11th September. The meeting will commence at 4pm and the Fen Tigers will be on second following the TPNL meeting between the Raiders and the Kings Lynn Young Stars.