Basement Potters up next for Fen Tigers

The Fen Tigers are back in League action this Sunday when the visitors are current bottom of the table side, the Stoke ‘Potters’.

The Fen Tigers are back in League action on Sunday when the visitors are current bottom of the table side, the Stoke ‘Potters’.

For the first time since late June, the Fen Tigers are able to field their full 1-7 with the return of reserve Liam Rumsey following a wrist injury. With the race for the Play-offs hotting up now, three points is a must for the Fen Tigers and although the visitors have yet to win a league fixture there will be no complacency in the home ranks. Stoke will use Kings Lynn Young Stars Lewis Rose as a guest for injured Ben Reade, whilst recent signing Steve Worrall has replaced Lee Smart in their line-up.

Club Chairman Kevin Jolly is clear about the importance of Sunday’s meeting – “There can be no mistakes on Sunday! The top of the league is getting very tight now and although well placed we are not sure of our place in the Play-offs just yet. We are pleased to finally be able to pick our starting line up again with the return of Liam (Rumsey), and will be looking for a fast start to the meeting, something that has proved difficult for us in recent weeks. We certainly won’t be underestimating Stoke as they have been spoilers before at West Row, but I expect the three points to be ours by the end of the meeting”.

Immediately after the conclusion of Sunday’s meeting there will be a nine heat U16 second half, featuring 500cc, 250cc and 125cc competitors.

Kevin Jolly is excited by the prospect of this additional event - “We are particularly pleased to have been asked to hold this event as this is what Mildenhall speedway is all about. With all the travelling involved for these youngsters and the costs that come with that it has been very hard to organise proper competitive second halves this season, but with Neil (Vatcher) and Phil’s (Morris) help we have something I am sure supporters will want to stay on and see. A good field has been assembled and with it being the day before the bank holiday as well it will hopefully mean people won’t be in a hurry to get away”.

Sunday’s line-ups -

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Mildenhall – 1. Stefan Nielsen (8.32), 2. Nathan Stoneman (4.46), 3. Josh Bates (7.25), 4. Jon Armstrong (8.31), 5. Danny Halsey (7.50), 6. Liam Rumsey (3.00), 7. Aaron Baseby (4.23).

Stoke – 1. Lewis Rose (g) (7.70), 2. Luke Chessell (4.22), 3. Steve Worrall (6.43), 4. Luke Priest (3.58), 5. Kyle Hughes (6.12), 6. Shaun Tedham (3.58), 7. Lee Payne (3.00).

U16 Second Half –

500cc – 8. Connor Mountain, 15. Reece Downes, 9. Alex Wilson, 28 Josh Bailey.

250cc – 5. Mitchell Beckett, 22. Lewis Whitmore, 33. Luke Woodhull, 34. Ben Woodhull.

125cc – 2. Tom Brennan, 18. Kyle Bickley, 25. Jordan Jenkins, 38. Macauley Leek.

Supporters are reminded that the Annual Ben Fund collection will take place during Sunday’s meeting.