The ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers complete their National League schedule with a visit to Eastbourne this Saturday followed by their final home fixture versus play-off chasing Birmingham on Sunday (3pm start).

Without both Danny Ayres and Josh Bailey for the remainder of the season the Fen Tigers again dug deep on Monday to beat Coventry and maintain their unbeaten league record. They will cover their heat leader’s absence with Ben Morley on Saturday and Jason Edwards on Sunday, they will also be operating rider replacement.

On Saturday evening Eastbourne will be operating rider replacement for Mark Baseby whilst on Sunday Birmingham travel to Mildenhall with three guests in Max Clegg, Georgie Wood and Nick Laurence plus rider replacement will operate for Callum Walker. Extra spice has been added to Sunday’s meeting with Birmingham requiring a point to ensure they pip Coventry into the play-offs.  

Kevin Jolly was bullish ahead of the weekend, he said “There will certainly be no easing off or doing any favours, these boys only know one way to race and that is to win. They have come up against a variety of obstacles this season with injuries and overcome them all which is to their immense credit. Eastbourne on Saturday is a very important meeting as it looks likely our paths will cross again before the season ends, whilst we will be determined to hold onto our unbeaten home record on Sunday”

Team lineups:

Eastbourne (Saturday)

Eastbourne Eagles
1. Georgie Wood  2. Jason Edwards  3. R/R (Mark Baseby)  4. Charley Powell  5. Tom Brennan  6. Ethan Spiller  7. Charlie Brooks

‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers
1. Ben Morley (G)  2. R/R (Josh Bailey)  3. Ryan Kinsley  4. Jordan Jenkins  5. Drew Kemp  6. Matt Marson  7. Sam Bebee

Mildenhall (Sunday)

‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers
1. R/R (Danny Ayres)  2. Ryan Kinsley  3. Jason Edwards (G)  4. Jordan Jenkins  5. Drew Kemp  6. Matt Marson  7. Sam Bebee

Birmingham
1. Geogie Wood (G) 2. R/R (Callum Walker)  3. Max Clegg (G)  4. Leon Flint  5. James Shanes  6. Sheldon Davies  7. Nick Laurence (G)