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Fen Tigers to lock horns with old rivals in Trophy final

WARNING: Manager Phil Kirk has warned his players to remain focused (Picture: Mark Westley)
WARNING: Manager Phil Kirk has warned his players to remain focused (Picture: Mark Westley)

Mildenhall Fen Tigers manager Phil Kirk has warned his side they must remain fully focused after toppling reigning National League champions Belle Vue Colts 47-43 following a last-heat decider on Wednesday, writes Graham Clark.

Having defeated the Colts on the road, Kirk has stressed it is now important the Fen Tigers, who are now four points clear at the top of the table, repeat the trick over the Manchester-based outfit at Mildenhall Stadium tomorrow (7.30pm), before picking up maximum points against the Buxton Hitmen at the Hi Edge Raceway on Sunday (3pm).

“We did have our backs against the wall early on and we struggled to get the set ups right early on, but it was a great comeback,” said Kirk.

“It was a sensational ride from Drew (Kemp) in heat 13 when he swept past Ben Wilson. To win heat 13 and 15 in his first meeting at number one is special.

“It was not just the Drew show though as Jordan Jenkins on his comeback gave us a really big win in heat 14 and Danny Ayres was superb as well.

“We can not rest on our laurels though as we must beat Belle Vue again on Saturday and get four points at Buxton, as if we don’t that win will be worth nothing.”

Meanwhile, the Fen Tigers will face old rivals Cradley Heathens in the final of the National Trophy after the Monmore based side drew 45-45 with the Birmingham Brummies on Wednesday.

The date is still to be confirmed.

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