A spirited display by the ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers was tempered by the news that number one Connor Mountain has suffered shoulder ligament damage following a horrific looking crash with the Potters’ Luke Priest in heat five of last night’s meeting. Mountain was looking to pass Priest on the inside of the first bend when both riders hooked up and went careering into the safety fence.

After a long delay whilst both riders were treated firstly on the track then in the ambulances called for them, a discussion between the Stoke/Mildenhall and Kent promotions agreed that both meetings would be run on a ten heat basis. The loss of their number one seemed to galvanise the Fen Tigers who responded well with Jon Armstrong and Danny Halsey winning two heats each and Jordan Jenkins the other heat of the five that took place.

A final score of 30-30 could be considered an honourable draw between the teams considering what had happened and the Fen Tigers headed home with two away points.

Mildenhall Team Manager Phil Kirk said “It’s always a shame when a meeting cannot be run to it’s natural conclusion, but at the time the decision was taken between the three clubs the main focus was on the treatment for Luke (Priest) and Connor (Mountain) and with a curfew of 9.30pm at Stoke it seemed the correct decision.

Once we were able to continue the lads responded in excellent fashion and we had the heat winners in all the remaining heats to take a well earned draw. Considering we were already running R/R for Luke (Ruddick) and were without both reserves before we lost Connor, everyone should be very proud of their efforts”

Mildenhall Scorers:

Jon Armstrong 9 (4), Danny Halsey 8 (3), Jordan Jenkins 5+2 (3), Connor Mountain 4 (2), Alex Spooner 3 (5), William O’Keefe 1+1 (3) and R/R Luke Ruddick

Sunday afternoon's NLRC at Leicester saw the ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers represented by the youngest and oldest riders in the team and both riders acquitted themselves in fine fashion. Both Jordan Jenkins and Jon Armstrong recorded two heat wins each with Jenkins finishing in an impressive 6th place . Armstrong finished in joint 8th to cap a fine weekend for the Mildenhall captain.

The Fen Tigers are next on track on Sunday (1st October ),when they hold a rare double header at West Row. First on parade it is the 1st leg of the KO Cup tie against the Belle Vue Colts followed by the remaining home TPNL fixture of 2017 against the Isle of Wight.