Mildenhall Fen Tigers set to face Coventry Storm

Mildenhall's Jack Kingston (blue) leading team-mate Danny Halsey (red) against Kent

Mildenhall's Jack Kingston (blue) leading team-mate Danny Halsey (red) against Kent - Credit: Archant

Following the disappointment of Sunday’s National Trophy meeting versus the Rye House Raiders being a victim of Saturday evenings rain, the Fen Tigers are back in National League action this Sunday (3.30pm) when the visitors are the highly rated Coventry Storm.

The Storm have made a fine start to their season gaining points on both their road trips to date. After picking up a surprise point in the 47-73 defeat at title fancies Cradley, they travelled North to Buxton last weekend and inflicted a comprehensive 51-39 on the ‘Hitmen’ claiming all four league points in the process!

Star turn for the Storm so far has been Daniel Greenwood who followed up an impressive 13 point haul at Cradley with a full 15 point maximum at Buxton. Well supported by fellow heat leader and Captain Luke Crang they are a side not to be taken lightly.

Club promoter Kevin Jolly is clear in his mind of the challenge faced this Sunday.

He said: “It was a great shame that following our victory over Kent we didn’t get the chance to put in a repeat performance against Rye House. The lads like all of us were very disappointed as they desperately want a run of meetings.


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“There was however nothing we could do, rain fell in the Mildenhall area from around 10pm Saturday evening to after 4am Sunday morning and after speaking with trackman Bob Ellis we felt it would be wrong to try and push this meeting through on a potentially substandard or difficult track.

“That does mean we will face Coventry a little short of race time, and I have no doubt that this will be our hardest meeting to date. The Storm boast a powerful heat leader pairing in the flying Dan Greenwood and Luke Crang. Add in Darryl Ritchings and Rob Shuttleworth to the mix and the lads really need to be on their A game Sunday.

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“We will operate rider replacement again whilst the search for a replacement at number two continues and again our reserves will have a big say in the outcome of the meeting.

“That said we cannot afford any weak links if we are to beat Coventry but I have every confidence in our six and am sure come around 6pm on Sunday we will have our second league win of the season safely in the bank! Hopefully our loyal fan base will turn out in numbers to cheer the lads to another victory, it really lifts the boys to race in front of their home crowd’

Sunday’s teams -

Mildenhall ‘KJM’ Fen Tigers: Tom Bacon, Connor Coles, Daniel Halsey (c), Jack Kingston, Connor Mountain, Luke Ruddick, R/R

Coventry ‘City Gearboxes’ Storm: Luke Crang (c), Conor Dwyer, Stefan Farnaby, Daniel Greenwood, Martin Knuckey, Darryl Ritchings, Rob Shuttleworth

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