Tigers Go In Search Of Away Points
The Fen Tigers head to Buxton on Sunday for their most northerly fixture of the National League season in confident mood following a fourth successive home league victory last Sunday in a titanic battle with the Eastbourne Eagles.
The Derbyshire based ‘Hitmen’ ride at the picturesque setting of Axe Edge, near Buxton in the Derbyshire Dales and although weather and other issues have curtailed all but one attempt to run a meeting at this location so far this season, they have been active recently re-declaring their line up following injuries to Ben Hopwood and Cameron Hoskins. In has come ‘Hitmen’ favourite Liam Carr after recovering from knee ligament injuries and David Holt and they also hope to have another rider back from the injury list in Holt’s fellow reserve Paul Bowen.
The Fen Tigers will give a debut to new reserve signing Stefan Farnaby who has plenty of experience of the Buxton track having ridden for the ‘Hitmen’ in 2014. Elsewhere the new averages see young first season reserves Tom Bacon and Luke Ruddick move into the main body with Connor Coles dropping into the other reserve berth. Coles who looked to be regaining his best form in the victory over Eastbourne could well be a potent weapon over the coming weeks whilst at reserve.
Club promoter Kevin Jolly was looking forward to gaining some valuable away points over the coming weeks: “This is a crucial time in our season, we have done all that is required of us so far winning all four home league fixtures but if we want to cement our position in the top four we will need a few points on our travels as well. Before our next home fixture we have away trips to Buxton, Coventry, Stoke and Kings Lynn and we need to pick up some points at these venues starting on Sunday at Buxton. It is never an easy place to win at but we go there in good form and quietly confident of bringing back the points.
New Tiger Announced!
With the team averages changing on Wednesday 20th May, Mildenhall ‘Fen Tigers’ Club Promoter Kevin Jolly has moved quickly to fill the gap that has appeared at reserve by signing ex-Coventry ‘Storm’ and Buxton ‘Hitmen’ rider Stefan Farnaby.
20 year old Farnaby is a Berwick asset and joins on loan after recently losing his place at Coventry after spending his debut campaign in the sport with Buxton in 2014. He is based in the Berwick area like fellow reserve Luke Ruddick and was very keen to take the chance offered by Mildenhall to kick start his career again.