Fen Tigers hoping to build on Lynn win
PUBLISHED: 18:01 11 July 2007 | UPDATED: 12:39 04 May 2010
ON THE back of a glorious victory over King s Lynn, Mildenhall now face a new look Berwick Bandits side. The team dug deep against local rivals Lynn to take the aggregate bonus point from the two legs, a feat that only Rye House had achieved before the Fe
ON THE back of a glorious victory over King's Lynn, Mildenhall now face a new look Berwick Bandits side.
The team dug deep against local rivals Lynn to take the aggregate bonus point from the two legs, a feat that only Rye House had achieved before the Fen Tigers had their chance.
Team manager Laurence Rogers looks back on an incredible weekend for the Suffolk outfit: "What a weekend that was for the Fen Tigers.
"Saturday proved to be totally magical for everyone connected with Mildenhall Speedway with a great victory over King's Lynn and the amazing performance by Kyle Legault in the GP Semi-Final in Italy.
"It was just a pity it couldn't have been a hat-trick of success away at Newport on Sunday to go with the highs of Saturday night."
The victory over King's Lynn wasn't the only good thing for Mildenhall fans over the weekend as the Fen Tigers' top rider Kyle Legault qualified from the FIM Speedway Grand Prix Qualifier Semi-Final in Lonigo.
Despite lining up with some of the best riders in the world, the Mildenhall man did himself, his club and his country proud and won the run-off for qualification.
He beat Swindon's Charlie Gjedde and Coventry's Steve Johnston to book his place in the final of the Grand Prix Qualifier in Denmark in September.
They say things come in threes, but unfortunately that was not the case as we went down narrowly by 48-42 at Newport on Sunday afternoon. We had forced ourselves into a two-point lead at the interval after a magnificent 5-1 from Tomas and Tace.
Mildenhall entertain Berwick Bandits on Sunday. The Bandits have been in terrible form this season, struggling to even pick up victories at home, but they have been desperately trying to change the team line-up to improve results.
Berwick have made two changes, bringing in Polish newcomer Sebastian Truminski and giving Oxford youngster Sam Martin his chance at reserve.
Rogers said: "They look a solid side on paper and should give us a tough challenge but we will go all out to get a good win and establish a good lead for the bonus when we travel to Berwick on our Northern tour the following week."
Mildenhall versus Berwick is on Sunday with a parade at 4:15 and tapes-up at 4:30.
Expected Line-Ups - Mildenhall Fen Tigers: 1 Tom P Madsen, 2 Shaun Tacey, 3 Kyle Legault, 4 Jason King (c), 5 Paul Fry, 6 Mark Baseby, 7 Tomas Suchanek. Berwick Bandits: 1 Sebastian Truminski, 2 Andreas Bergstrom, 3 Jacek Rempala, 4 Stanislaw Burza, 5 Michal Makovsky (c), 6 Sam Martin, 7 David Meldrum.