This Sunday (3pm start) it’s all eyes on Mildenhall Stadium as the ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers face the ‘Brummies’ from Birmingham in the 2nd leg of the Quarter Final of the Knockout Cup.

The first leg only reached heat twelve as injuries to Mitchell Davey, Jordan Jenkins and Sam Bebee cast a shadow over what looked like being one of the meetings of the season. The result counted for little that evening, but it now leaves the ‘Fen Tigers’ with a three point deficit to overturn on Sunday.

Birmingham will arrive without Tom Bacon and Danyon Hume who are both riding in the Championship at Peterborough whilst new signing James Shanes is also unavailable. Team Manager Laurence Rogers has secured Jack Smith and Nathan Stoneman as guests for Bacon and Hume whilst Shanes absence is covered by rider replacement. Mildenhall welcome back Danny Halsey into their line up and are at full strength after Josh Bailey has recovered from his crash at Stoke last Saturday

Mildenhall promoter Kevin Jolly sees this as a big test for his young team, he said “We have been riding consistently well this season and have been a match for anyone we have faced to date, but Sunday will be our biggest test by far. Even with their enforced changes the Brummies still look very strong and have a very talented and high scoring young reserve in Leon Flint.
We will need to be on our game from the off but I feel we have enough in our side to progress into the Semi Final of the KO Cup and  complete a good week for the club following our place in the National Trophy final being confirmed on Monday. It is a meeting not to be missed for sure and I am hoping our supporters will come out in force for this one!”

Team lineups:

‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers
1. Josh Bailey 8.87 2.Sam Bebee 3.00 3.Daniel Halsey 7.60 4.Ryan Kinsley (Capt) 7.60 5.Danny Ayres 8.38 6.Drew Kemp 3.00 7.Matt Marson 3.00

Birmingham ‘Brummies
1. Jack Smith (G) 8.75 2.Layne Cupitt 4.00 3.R/R (James Shanes) 8.53 4.Callum Walker 4.20 5.Nathan Stoneman 7.33 6.Arran Butcher 3.00 7.Leon Flint (Capt) 3.00