Little return for Fen Tigers

MILDENHALL picked up just one league point from their three-day northern tour with the meeting against Berwick falling victim to the weather, followed by a 53-40 defeat at Edinburgh and a narrow 48-42 defeat at Newcastle leaving the Fen Tigers with just an aggregate point from the two legs against Newcastle.

MILDENHALL picked up just one league point from their three-day northern tour with the meeting against Berwick falling victim to the weather, followed by a 53-40 defeat at Edinburgh and a narrow 48-42 defeat at Newcastle leaving the Fen Tigers with just an aggregate point from the two legs against Newcastle.

Team manager Laurence Rogers said: “It was a great tour in some ways, with some good team bonding, including a ten-pin bowling tournament at Newcastle and a party with the fans at Berwick, but on the track it was disappointing to come away with just one point and a rain-off.

“I had high hopes that we would return home with points in the bag to strengthen our quest for reaching the end-of-season competitions but it was not to be. At Newcastle we looked in a strong position when leading 15-9 after four heats even after conceding a 5-1 in the first race but it just did not come off for us.

“We had riders who had good nights at Edinburgh having an off-night at Newcastle and vice-versa - - we had some who had 'mares of meetings in Scotland doing well in Geordieland!”

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