True colours must be shown against rivals

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Kevin Jolly has called on the Mildenhall Fen Tigers to show their true colours by dishing out a beating to their arch rivals the Cradley Heathens.

The two sides will go head-to-head on the track at West Row on Sunday in the National League in what could turn out to be a pivotal meeting.

While the Heathens will enter the fixture as favourites, Fen Tigers’ co-promoter Jolly is confident his side can inflict a defeat upon last year’s National League champions.

“Cradley are only another team. Why should we be frightened of them as at the end of the day we start even,” he said.

“Yes, they are strong and are going into it on a high, but our boys are more than capable of beating them if they are fired up and in the right frame of mind.

“Every dog has its day, so let’s make this our one.”

With the clash against the Heathens (3.30pm) being the first meeting of a double header, with a fixture against basement side Scunthorpe Stags to follow straight after, there is one thing Jolly has stressed he does not want to see.

“This is the time for our boys to show their mettle,” added Jolly.

“What I don’t want to see is any of my boys under perform against Cradley then ride like they are superstars against Scunthorpe because if they do that it will tell me just what they are like as a rider.”

n Tuesday’s National League clash away at the Heathens was postponed after just one heat, while Sunday’s National League Fours at Coventry also fell victim to the adverse weather.