SPEEDWAY: Mildenhall Fen Tigers make it seventeen unbeaten in League campaign

PUBLISHED: 10:45 09 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:45 09 October 2018

Mildenhall Fen Tigers extend their unbeaten run to 21 meetings.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers extend their unbeaten run to 21 meetings.

Archant

The ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers claimed their 17th straight league victory whilst extending their unbeaten record to 21 meetings beating Birmingham 53-37

With the bad weather making track conditions a little difficult the Fen Tigers struggled initially to hit their recent heights.

There were plenty of positives though with all riders paid for at least nine points and a sparkling return following injury from Josh Bailey.

Following his recent absence Bailey returned to remind supporters of his ability as he featured in superb races with James Shanes and Nathan Stoneman.

Sam Bebee, following his electric shock at Kent, was back to his best with a fine paid eleven from his five starts and every Fen Tiger was at least paid for a win.

Ex-Fen Tiger Nathan Stoneman was in fine form for the visitors returning paid sixteen but the meeting was unfortunately over a contest when James Shanes withdrew in heat 11 with machinery issues after a collision with Ryan Kinsley that had the Mildenhall supporters and management holding their breath.

Thankfully Kinsley was fit to continue and showed his character coming out to win the re-run. There were falls for Drew Kemp and Jordan Jenkins whilst Matt Marson suffered machine problems when Leon Flint collided with him in heat seven, but thankfully all the Fen Tigers finished the meeting.

Phil Kirk, Fen Tigers team manager, said: “The meeting did not see us at our very best. It was a difficult afternoon with the track riding a little tricky, especially early on, and the meeting having a very stop-start feel about it with the stoppages and with rider replacement being operated by both sides.

“Thankfully we came through unscathed, and move on to our biggest meetings of the season in good shape. It was a massive bonus to have Josh back with us today, the guests we have used have been excellent but having our own lads riding is what we want and Josh showed us what we had been missing with some superb rides especially against Stoneman and Shanes.

“I also felt we were on the wrong end of two or three decisions today that had they gone our way could have seen the margin of victory even greater.”

Scorers –

‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers 53

Josh Bailey 10 (5 rides), Drew Kemp 10 (5), Ryan Kinsley 9+2 (5), Jordan Jenkins 9 (5), Sam Bebee 8+3 (5), Matt Marson 7+2 (5) and R/R Danny Ayres

Birmingham 37

Nathan Stoneman 15+1 (6 rides), James Shanes 8 (3), Leon Flint 5 (2), Josh Embleton 5 (6), Nick Laurence 3+1 (6), Sheldon Davies 1 (7) and R/R Tom Bacon

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

14:43

Popular fashion store New Look has announced it will close in Ely High Street next month – to the dismay of readers.

A firm of solicitors drafted in by Fenland District Council to investigate false mileage claims by Wisbech councillor Simon King concluded he has breached the code of conduct.

13:30

Staff at King’s Ely Acremont Nursery raised almost £1,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society by completing the charity’s Memory Walk in Cambridge.

12:39

A cool £1.3 million was made at a Cheffins’ vintage sale in Suttton as more than 2000 lots of classic cars, motorcycles and tractors went under the hammer.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Ely Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy