The ‘KJM/Manchetts’ machine moved up a gear to defeat the second placed Belle Vue Colts 50-28 in a truncated meeting this evening at West Row.

Evening meetings seem to suit the Fen Tigers with some breath taking racing on show from the start tonight. After missing the start off the outside gate Drew Kemp chased Ben Woodhull for three laps before finding the gap to race through into third place, with a rejuvenated Ryan Kinsley at the front the Fen Tigers were off and running. Heat two saw the hard chasing Matt Marson and Sam Bebee capitalise on a mistake by Paul Bowen to come through for a 5-1 before the ‘king of the pass’ around Mildenhall Josh Bailey swept past both Joe Lawlor and Kyle Bickley to join fast starting Jordan Jenkins for another 5-1. It was looking like three 5-1’s on the bounce as Danny Ayres moved out Tom Perry to allow himself and race partner Bebee through, sadly Ayres had bike problems on the next lap allowing Bebee to come home for a 3-3. Normal service was resumed in heat five as the impressive pairing of Bailey and Jenkins combined for another 5-1, this was quickly followed by another from the sharp starting Kemp and Kinsley in heat six as the rampant Fen Tigers raced to a 27-9 lead.

There was a little respite for the Colts in heat seven as the Bickley/Lawlor pairing blocked out Marson for a 3-3 after Ayres has produced a superb pass of Bickley. Kinsley and Bebee were at it again in heat eight with fifth 5-1 for the Fen Tigers. Tom Perry became the visitors first race winner  of the evening in heat nine before the impressive Bickley repeated the heat in heat ten. Another blast from Ayres in heat eleven backed up by Marson in third saw the meeting won in heat eleven as the lead stretched to 44-22. After two more shared heats the meeting was abandoned before the start of heat fourteen. A senior paramedic required extended treatment from her colleagues after being hit  in the eye and as the clock ticked forward the meeting was abandoned due to lack of medical cover.
Kevin Jolly was pleased with another good night’s work, he said ‘It was unfortunate that the meeting couldn’t reach it’s natural conclusion but following the injury to one of the paramedics she required extended treatment from her colleagues and of course her welfare was paramount. Everyone at the club sends our best wishes and hopefully everyone understands the situation we were in.

The lads were flying tonight and I thought it was another fine Saturday evening in front of another good crowd. It is hard to single out riders after a performance as convincing as this but young Sam (Bebee) was superb tonight, his paid eleven reward for a performance of speed and no little skill. He is listening to the advice given to him, acting on it and the results are there to see, on this form he is a potent weapon for us at reserve’.
Scorers -

‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers 50
Josh Bailey 9+1 (4 rides), Danny Ayres 9 (4), Sam Bebee 8+3 (4), Ryan Kinsley 8+1 (4), Jordan Jenkins 6+2 (3), Drew Kemp 6 (4) and Matt Marson 4 (3)

Belle Vue ‘Colts’ 28
Kyle Bickley 8 (4), Tom Perry 8 (4), Jack Smith 6+1 (4), Joe Lawlor 3+1 (3), Kean Dicken 2+1 (3), Luke Woodhull 1 (4) and Paul Bowen 0 (4)