Fen Tigers make it three out of three in League
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Mildenhall Fen Tigers made it three wins out of three in the National League with a fine victory against their local rivals from Norfolk.
However, things could not have started off much worse for the home side when both skipper Danny Halsey and Luke Ruddick fell in heat one. Although Halsey remounted the visitors claimed a 5-1.
Lynn held this lead until the first of two 5-0’s put the Fen Tigers firmly in command. A fall from James Cockle in heat five, saw the Young Stars No.1 excluded in the initial running before a crash involving Josh Bailey and Fen Tiger Jack Kingston in the re run saw Bailey excluded as well.
Fortunately Kingston was back on his feet to ride round with race partner Connor Mountain in the second re-run. Two heats later and it was another 5-0 for the Fen Tigers, this time Shane Hazelden crashing heavily exiting the second bend. Again fortune was with the rider as Hazelden, although excluded, was soon on his feet and able to walk back to the pits. The re-run saw Scott Campos lead until he got into difficulty on the back straight and hit the two Fen Tigers riders Connor Coles and Tom Bacon. He was also excluded.
The Fen Tigers increased their lead to 14 points after two more 4-2 heat victories with Mountain staring. A 360 degrees spin by Coles left the King’s Lynn pair clear, with Cockle on a tactical ride, and although Bacon and Coles tried to mount a challenge the Young Stars pair raced to an 8-1 heat win that halved the lead.
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That was as good as it got for the visitors as, with Halsey back to his very best, and Kingston following up last Sunday’s efforts with another fine performance, the Fen Tigers eased away again to claim all three points.
After the meeting club promoter Kevin Jolly said: “The lads are getting there, week on week. We are seeing the improvement I had hoped for and today was another good victory.”
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Mildenhall ‘Kjm’ Fen Tigers: D Halsey 13, R/R, C Mountain 11+1, J Kingston 11, C Coles 4+1, T Bacon 5+1, Luke Ruddick 7+1.