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READY TO GO: Midenhall Fen Tigers'Tom Bacon has been keeping sharp by getting in some practice ahead of this weekend's season finale
READY TO GO: Midenhall Fen Tigers'Tom Bacon has been keeping sharp by getting in some practice ahead of this weekend's season finale

Kevin Jolly has challenged the Mildenhall Fen Tigers to end what has been a difficult National League campaign by chalking up their first away victory of the season.

The Fen Tigers will take to the road to face the Coventry Storm at Brandon on Sunday (6pm) as they aim to complete a meeting that has already been postponed on two occasions.

After the initial fixture in May fell victim to the weather, the re-arranged meeting in August was also cut short following a serious crash involving Storm rider Dan Greenwood.

The incident saw the curfew for the meeting, with the Fen Tigers leading 16-14 at the time.

With that still fresh in the mind, club promoter Jolly is eager to see his side complete what he feels is unfinished business.

“We were told that reason the meeting had to be cancelled was due to a curfew, but I have since found out that there was no curfew and it was because of the wait for an ambulance to take Dan (Greenwood) to hospital,” said Jolly.

“Although there was a paramedic there I am not happy there wasn’t an ambulance on site. They have used their get out of jail card ,and it is not fair on the team as it has cost them and the club.

“Now we have to go back up there and ride it again and I want to make sure we beat them to get that elusive away win.

“The boys have got to want to win it though and take pride in what they do.”

Although it will be close to a month since the Fen Tigers’ 47-46 win over the Buxton Hitmen, their last competitive outing in the National League, Jolly has been impressed by the manner in how the team have approached the clash.

“The boys are good and are up for it,” said Jolly.

“I heard from Tom Bacon and he has been out practising as he is keen to put on a good show.

“I said to Luke Ruddick about not travelling down from Berwick as it’s a long journey.

“But he wanted to come and ride. When you hear an attitude like that it is brilliant and very professional,” said Jolly.

There will be two changes to the Fen Tigers line-up from the team that defeated Buxton.

Kent Kings rider Danny Ayers will come into replace absent skipper Dan Halsey at number one.

The Tigers have yet to settle on a rider who will come in to partner Luke Ruddick in reserve.



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