Tigers boss is a proud man
MILDENHALL Fen Tigers' team manager Blayne Scroggins was rightly proud of his side after their battling performance at Foxhall Stadium last night.If many fans had come to see a Witches team massacre their Premier League opponents, they would have left disappointed as the Fen Tigers put up a fine show.
By Mike Bacon
MILDENHALL Fen Tigers' team manager Blayne Scroggins was rightly proud of his side after their battling performance at Foxhall Stadium last night.
If many fans had come to see a Witches team massacre their Premier League opponents, they would have left disappointed as the Fen Tigers put up a fine show.
“I am very pleased with the way the boys went tonight,” Scroggins said.
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“In the end, the experience of the Ipswich side showed through, but for a Premier League team to come to an Elite League track and score 40 points, we must be happy.
“It sets it up nicely for Sunday and it is certainly going to be interesting to see how the likes of Protasiewicz and Miskowiak go on our track as they have not seen it before.
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“I was particularly pleased for Shaun Tacey, who has had a couple of difficult meetings but played a true captain's role tonight.”
Ipswich team manager Mike Smillie commented: “We started off slowly, but then again, some of the lads haven't even had a lap of practice before tonight.
“There are plenty of them practicing after the meeting, as we missed out on a practice last week.
“It was good to see Jan Jaros go so well, because he is one rider who has got to get used to riding at Foxhall.
“When he fell off in his second ride, he got straight back up again and carried on learning the track, which shows a good attitude.
“It was a shame about the weather being so cold, as it has no doubt kept a few fans away.”
Witches reserve Carl Wilkinson said: “I couldn't get a ride for love or money last year, and now here I am starting the season with an Elite League club.
“I hope to have more rides with Ipswich this season, because I have to keep learning. But there is good team spirit here at Ipswich and that is what makes it enjoyable.”
Mildenhall have reduced their admission prices for the return leg of the Suffolk derby with Ipswich on Sunday at West Row.
Adult admission will now be £13 and concessions £11.
Prices for children (12-16) remain at £5 and supporters in this age range will now be required to show ID upon request.