Fen Tigers fans get two meetings for one this Sunday

MILDENHALL Fen Tigers have finally been able to announce the dates for some of their biggest meetings of the season.

MILDENHALL Fen Tigers have finally been able to announce the dates for some of their biggest meetings of the season.

This Sunday they’ll face the Isle of Wight in a double header, first in the Play-Off semi-final, followed immediately by the National Trophy clash against the Islanders which was rained off last weekend. The bumper afternoon of racing will start an hour earlier than usual at 3.30pm, but admission prices will stay at the usual price.

“It’s a buy-one-get-one-free thank you to our magnificent fans, who’ve backed us home and away through another successful season, and have still turned out in big numbers despite the awful weather we’ve had this summer,” said Mildenhall co-promoter Michael Lee.

Mildenhall will stage the first leg of the NLKOC final against Dudley on Sunday 7th October. The match had originally been pencilled in for Friday 19th October but has now been brought forward. The second leg will take place at Monmore Green on Tuesday 23rd October. “Sadly we’ll be without Lewis and they’ll be without Ashley Morris as they are both riding in the Premier League Play-offs, but both ourselves and Dudley are happy that the sides are still evenly matched,” commented Lee.

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The home National Trophy match against Stoke has now provisionally moved back to Sunday 14th October, with the return at Loomer Road scheduled for Saturday 20th October with Sunday 21st October reserved as a back up date, if the Saturday falls victim to the weather.

At the moment it’s still planned that the home season will wrap up at West Row on Friday 19th October, with an end of season disco planned for after the meeting.

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Lee continued, “Thanks to the weather, trying to fit everything in on the few available dates we have between now and the end of October is proving to be a real headache, especially trying to avoid more clashes with the Premier League play-offs as well. The simple fact is, after 14th October the stadium is unavailable to us at weekends because of stock car events on every Saturday and Sunday until the end of the month. We’ve just got everything crossed that the weather gods are kind and we can get everything done. We might still have to fit in a Play-Off final meeting, but we’ll sort that out if and when we need too.”

Lee also confirmed that Jason Garrity will guest for the still injured Cameron Heeps in all three meetings against the Isle of Wight. Gareth Isherwood also remains in the team for the home double header and Play-Off semi-final second leg against the Islanders. Heeps is due to see a specialist next week to see if he is fit to ride again after his troublesome wrist injury.

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