Lions Mauled By Tigers
Returning Jack Kingston and fellow reserve Connor Mountain incredibly nearly scored as many points as the whole Leicester team as the Fen Tigers roared into the National Trophy final with a performance reminiscent of last week’s dismantling of Stoke.
Kingston’s rest had certainly seemed to have had a very positive effect as the flying reserve scored a superb paid seventeen in a much more controlled style than recently. Still showing great speed around the Mildenhall circuit his brilliant battle against Nathan Greaves was the highlight of his afternoon. Fellow reserve Connor Mountain carried on from last week’s performance with a fine paid thirteen, taking his points tally to paid thirty in the last two home meetings.
Elsewhere fine back up came from Captain Dan Halsey (with 12 points) Brendan Johnson & Connor Coles with paid eleven and guest Danny Ayres with paid five from the number five spot. Although the scoreline of 60-32 was very convincing the racing, enjoyed by a smaller than usual crowd, was much closer than the score suggests. Ben Morley, Nathan Greaves and Dan Greenwood were all involved in some fine races with the home riders with Morley especially impressive.
Tigers Edge A Win Over Potters
Without their top three and injured reserve Jack Kingston, the Fen Tigers pulled off the result of a rollercoaster season with a stunning 44-40 victory at fellow Play-Off chasers Stoke.
With guests Tom Perry and Nathan Greaves from Cradley and unattached guest reserve Michael Neale all in the points alongside fine performances from the Mildenhall lower order of Brendan Johnson, Connor Coles and Connor Mountain the Fen Tigers were always competitive in a meeting that had a long break due to rain. The weather also had the final say with the meeting being abandoned before Heat 15 could be completed.
Top scorer for the Fen Tigers was Captain for the evening Brendan Johnson with 10 points, Nathan Greaves scored three heats wins on an evening when mechanical problems restricted his score whilst the fast improving Connor Coles weighed in with paid 9.