Fen Tigers Smash Potters
Following an indifferent period the Fen Tigers stormed back into form with a performance that left visitors Stoke reeling from Heat One through to Heat Fifteen.
The record books were rewritten as Connor Coles scored the clubs five hundredth maximum and extended the family history by following Grandad Bob and Father Michael as maximum scorers for the Fen Tigers. Five Hundred soon became five hundred and one as Captain Danny Halsey recorded an immaculate five ride maximum of his own. Man of the Match though was undoubtedly young reserve Connor Mountain. Following an unfortunate crash for guest reserve Sam Woods who was unable to avoid Michael Neale who fell in front of him, Mountain was called upon to take the full seven rides, and responded in magnificent fashion with a paid seventeen points! The youngster clearly on a high then went on to ride for the Milton Keynes Knights in an MDL match following the conclusion of the Fen Tigers meeting.
Josh Returns But Jack Is Rested
Following defeats at home to Cradley and away at Kings Lynn on Wednesday evening Sunday’s clash with the Stoke ‘Potters’ has taken on a must win scenario for the Fen Tigers.
Thankfully following a fitness test after racing at Ipswich on Thursday evening the Fen Tigers can welcome back British U21 Champion Josh Bates to their ranks. Bates has been greatly missed as his scoring power in no way reflects his current average and rider replacement just wasn’t covering the missing Fen Tiger star. Against Cradley it returned two points whilst on Wednesday evening only one!
As one rider returns, another is taking a short break. Following a number of heavy falls over the last week Jack Kingston will miss Sunday’s meeting to give him time to recover and prepare for a return to the line-up at Stoke next Saturday. The promotion will use the unattached three pointer Sam Woods in his place.