Henry targets quick start in local derby

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Fen Tigers team manager Rob Henry believes his side ‘need to be sharper out of the gates’ if they are to beat local rivals King’s Lynn Stars on Sunday.

The Fen Tigers endured mixed fortunes during the bank holiday weekend, following up a 48-42 win against Coventry Storm on Sunday with a narrow 47-46 defeat at Kent Kings a day later.

And reflecting on that dramatic loss at Kent, team manager Henry was quick to point out the improvements the Fen Tigers have made since the start of the season.

“I thought the lads put in a good shift and were probably a little unfortunate to miss out on their first away win,” he said.

“I was highly impressed with the two Connors (Cole and Mountain) and Tom (Bacon), who worked hard for their points.

“Luke (Ruddick) was a little down on himself, but as I said to him, this was his first time at Kent. This time last year Connor Mountain was struggling to get round here, now look at him beating Ben Morley and top scoring for us.

“A couple of mistakes didn’t help but they are learning all the time and you can see the improvement meeting on meeting.”

Mildenhall go into this weekend’s meeting looking to exact quick revenge on King’s Lynn, who beat them over two legs in 
the Knockout Cup last month.

“We need to be sharper out of the gate for sure and hopefully with more meetings under their belts that will come,” Henry said.