Fen Tigers set for massive week

MILDENHALL Fen Tigers go into the biggest week since the club relaunched two years ago, and one of the biggest in its entire history, in confident mood, as they prepare to face Dudley Heathens on Tuesday and Wednesday

MILDENHALL Fen Tigers go into the biggest week since the club relaunched two years ago, and one of the biggest in its entire history, in confident mood, as they prepare to face Dudley Heathens on Tuesday and Wednesday. Their aim is simple: to complete a league and cup double and virtually seal an historic Grand Slam, with only the National Trophy still to be finally won.

“I said at the start of the year we had unfinished business, after just missing out on the league to Scunthorpe on that never to be forgotten night at West Row last year,” reflected Mildenhall team manager Rob Henry. “Now, thanks to an outstanding effort, we have the chance to finish it and take the title. Ourselves and Dudley have easily been the best teams in the league this year, so it’s right that we are the sides that are fighting it out to be champions.”

Henry continued, “With Lewis Blackbird missing for us and Byron Bekker probably missing for them, I reckon we are about even, so the boys know they need to keep things as tight as possible at Monmore Green. If we get the right result in the Grand Final, I am sure we’ll still have enough in the tank to defend our lead in the Knock Out Cup.

“Then it’ll be all to play for at our place on Wednesday. We want to see West Row full and roaring the boys on. I am so proud of the team this year. To think what we’ve achieved, despite the worst season I can remember for injuries, is amazing. Finishing it off by winning the league would be brilliant.”


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Those thoughts are echoed by co-promoter Chris Louis, “We can’t pretend we haven’t had our ups and downs with Dudley this season and at one or two points things started to get out of hand.

“But we have sorted things out and, let me say now, we here at Mildenhall have huge respect for everything that Dudley have achieved since they were formed and their passionate fans are the second best in the country... after ours!

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Louis finished, “Anything that’s gone on, is now water under the bridge and like everyone else we are looking forward to two cracking meetings in a great atmosphere.

The second leg of the Grand Final gets underway at West Row at 7.30pm on Wednesday with the gates opening at 6pm. With the biggest crowd of the season expected, supporters are being advised to arrive as early as possible to avoid congestion at the turnstiles.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers (Tuesday at Dudley)

1 Jason Garrity (G) 8.82

2 Lewis Blackbird R/R

3 Joe Jacobs 7.76

4 Daniel Halsey (C) 6.28

5 Stefan Nielsen 8.38

6 Josh Bates 5.30

7 Ryan Terry Daley 3.00

T/M Robert Henry

Mildenhall Fen Tigers ( Wednesday at Mildenhall)

1 Jason Garrity (G) 8.82

2 Lewis Blackbird R/R

3 Joe Jacobs 7.76

4 Daniel Halsey (C) 6.28

5 Stefan Nielsen 8.38

6 Ryan Terry Daley 3.00

7 Josh Bates 5.30

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