The Mildenhall Fen Tigers won an epic encounter away to the Berwick Bullets 46-43 to soar back to the top of the league and end a run of 28 matches without a win at Shielfield Park.

The 28 straight-away defeats to the Bullets was one of Speedway's longest-running hoodoos, and it was finally broken on June 10, thanks to a last-heat decider.

The visitors entered heat 15 trailing by a single point but up stepped skipper Lee Complin and number one, Alfie Bowtell, to deliver a maximum 5-1 heat victory, which sealed the win and their first aggregate bonus point of this campaign. 

The win means the Tigers have leapfrogged the Oxford Chargers back into the National Development League (NDL) top spot, albeit with a game in hand.

Ely Standard: Complin got given the bumps from his team mates after clinching the math and his maximum.Complin got given the bumps from his team mates after clinching the math and his maximum. (Image: Taz McDougall)

And with an extraordinary ten race winners (a record for a visiting side since Berwick entered the NDL), there couldn't be much doubt that manager Jason Gardner's charges deserved to take the spoils.

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Leading from the front was the titanic Complin with a peerless 15 points maximum from his races, whilst Bowtell provided brilliant back-up to his skipper, scoring 14.

Their partnership was invaluable in securing the victory, taking two 5-1s in heats 13 and 15 to ultimately clinch the match in a very close run affair.

The only black spots on a near-perfect trip to the Borders for the rampant visitors was the injury sustained by Josh Warren, confirmed as a damaged wrist and shoulder.

However, nothing was broken, only a concussion sustained and a blown engine for the unlucky William Richardson.

Next up for the Tigers is an important fixture at Mildenhall Stadium on Sunday, June 18, when they host visitors and NDL newcomers Workington Comets. 

The league-leading Fen men go into the match against the third-placed Comets with a 49-41 lead in the battle for the aggregate point following their away victory against them on June 3.