This weekend will see the ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers go head to head with the Plymouth ‘Devils’ in search of the first silverware of the season.
Friday evening at the St Boniface Arena see’s a weakened Fen Tigers take to the track for the 1st leg with Connor Mountain, Danny Halsey and Luke Ruddick all missing. The club are able to welcome back Danno Verge in one of the reserve berths where he will be partnered by exciting prospect, the current British Youth Champion Drew Kemp. Promoter Kevin Jolly has had a fruitless search for guests during the week and was grateful to Matt Bates for accepting the booking after many other riders turned down the opportunity for a variety of reasons.

Thankfully for the Fen Tigers management Mountain is able to return on Sunday, and young Kent racer Anders Rowe replaces Ruddick. Plymouth have injury concerns of their own, with Steve Boxall and Benji Compton missing both meetings. The Devils will operate rider replacement for Compton whilst Liam Carr guests for Boxall in the 1st leg, with Josh Bailey coming in at West Row on Sunday.

Speaking before tomorrow’s 1st leg Kevin Jolly said “I have searched high and low for guests and have spoken to numerous riders, they are either racing elsewhere or not interested riding in the fixture. Thankfully Matt Bates has agreed to ride on Friday and I am very grateful to him for taking the booking and wanting to ride! We have Alex Spooner covering Luke and will just have to battle for every point on offer and keep things as tight as possible ahead of Sunday.

It will not be easy for sure, but we have been in a number of battles this year and to date the riders have always responded well.”

Fridays Teams

Plymouth Devils
1. Adam Roynon 9.67  2. Richard Andrews 4.20  3. r/r Benji Compton 6.34  4. Henry Atkins  4.56  5. Liam Carr (g) 9.38  6. William O’ Keefe (g) 3.00  7. Callum Walker 3.95

Mildenhall KJM/Manchetts Fen Togers
1. Matt Bates (g) 9.08 2. r/r Dan Halsey 7.51 3. Jordan Jenkins 7.51 4. Alex Spooner (g) 5.13  5. Jon Armstrong 6.70  6. Danno Verge 4.72  7. Drew Kemp (g) 3.00

Sundays Teams: -

Mildenhall KJM/Manchetts Fen Togers
1. Connor Mountain 9.08  2. R/R Danny Halsey 7.51  3. Jordan Jenkins 7.51 4. Anders Rowe (g) 5.13  5. Jon Armstrong 6.70  6. Danno Verge 4.72   7. Drew Kemp (g) 3.00

Plymouth Devils
1. Adam Roynon 9.67  2. Richard Andrews 4.20  3. R/R Benji Compton 6.34  4. Henry Atkins 4.56  5. Josh Bailey (g) 9.38  6. Jason Edwards 3.00 (g) 7. Callum Walker 3.95