Super Fen Tigers show no mercy to Kent as they make it two wins in two days over the Kings. Guest Ben Wilson races to the perfect maximum
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Kent Kings 38 Mildenhall Fen Tigers 56 - National Trophy
For the Fen Tigers this was mission accomplished as for a second successive day they put the Kent Kings to the sword and returned to Suffolk with all seven available points from the two meetings.
As on Sunday all seven Fen Tigers contributed and it was a real team effort that now sets up two massive meetings against Leicester to decide who will reach the National Trophy final later in the season.
Kent were again somewhat weakened by the absence of David Mason due to illness and Danny Ayres who was caught up in traffic on the roads due to the Tour de France road disruptions. That should not take away anything from the visitors who went about their business in a clinical manner and quickly raced into an incredible 15 - 2 advantage after only three heats.
With guest Ben Wilson (a replacement for Joe Jacobs) in sublime form and fine support coming from Josh Bates with three heat wins the meeting was never in doubt. Such was Mildenhall’s domination, the Kings called upon the Black and White helmet as early as Heat 5 and although the very impressive Simon Lambert raced to victory it proved to be a rare highlight for the home support. Aside from a couple of heavy crashes for Captain Danny Halsey and Brendan Johnson that restricted their scoring it was an almost perfect evening for the Fen Tigers and Club Chairman Kevin Jolly -
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“For a second day running the lads have put in an excellent and professional performance, before Sunday we made it clear what we wanted, all seven points, and they have delivered in no uncertain manner. We are now on target for the Trophy final and have two massive meetings ahead against Leicester to look forward too. Everyone was on their game again and I must make special mention of our guest Ben Wilson who was quite superb. We have never lost our faith in this team and with more track time they will continue to improve in leaps and bounds and who knows what can be achieved come the Play-Offs and Finals! It is going to be an exciting few weeks for sure”
KENT 38: Simon Lambert 15 (6 rides incl 6pt TR), Ben Morley 8+1 (5 rides incl 4 pt TR), Benji Compton 7 (5), Aaron Baseby 5+1 (5), Luke Harris 3+1(5), Adam Sheppard (No.8) 0 (1), Danny Ayres DNR, David Mason R/R.
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MILDENHALL 56: Ben Wilson 15 (5 rides), Josh Bates 11+2 (5), Danny Halsey 7 (4), Jack Kingston 7 (4), Connor Mountain 6+1 (4) , Connor Coles 5+4 (4), Brendan Johnson 5+2 (4).
Following the meeting Simon Lambert beat Josh Bates in the Bronze Helmet match race.