It was a case of one meeting too many as the ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers failed to claw back the nineteen points deficit from the first leg at Eastbourne last Sunday. Missing both Danny Ayres and Jordan Jenkins Mildenhall needed a fast start to chip into their opponents lead but could never claim the heat advantages to achieve that aim. In fact at one point it looked that the Fen Tigers proud unbeaten home record could be lost as well as the Eagles took heat advantages in heats ten, eleven and twelve. The Fen Tigers dug deep though and put disappointment to one side to claim two 5-1’s in the two final heats to take the meeting 46-44.

After the meeting Kevin Jolly said “It is disappointing that we haven’t quite achieved what we set out to achieve at the start of the year but I am very proud of our season. All the lads have given everything and should take a great deal from what they have done this year. They have been a pleasure to work with and I am sure they all have learned a lot.

We have been up against it with injuries at different times this year and they have always dug deep and found that little bit extra but tonight proved a step too far. Congratulations to Eastbourne on their victory they deserved it over the two legs”

‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers 46
Drew Kemp 13 (5 rides), Josh Bailey 10+2 (5), Ryan Kinsley 10 (5), Nathan Stoneman 6 (4), Matt Marson 5+1 (5), Sam Bebee 2+1 (6) and R/R (Danny Ayres)

Eastbourne ‘Eagles’ 44
Georgie Wood 11+1 (5 rides), Mark Baseby 10 (4), Charlie Brooks 7+1 (4), Tom Brennan 7 (5), Jason Edwards 5+1 (4), Ethan Spiller 3+1 (4) and Charley Powell 1+1 (4)