Halsey leads bid for glory
Mildenhall Fen Tigers will be aiming for silverware when they compete in the prestigious National League Four Team tournament this weekend.
Captain Dan Halsey will lead Mildenhall’s charge for the trophy this year, alongside Jack Kingston, Connor Mountain and Connor Coles.
And Fen Tigers promoter Kevin Jolly believes their strong line-up gives them a chance of success on Sunday.
“I am firmly of the opinion that we can be in the shake-up on Sunday,” he said. “All four riders are in good form now and all performed well in terrible conditions at Stoke.
“In these tournaments where it is run over just eight heats you certainly cannot afford to run a last place, and we will be making sure the lads understand our expectations.”
Mildenhall will go up against Cradley Heathens, Rye House Rockets and Kent Kings in group B, with the top two advancing to the final.
“Cradley, Rye House and Kent will all provide stern competition, even though both Cradley and Rye House are without their top riders,” Jolly said.
“But with a little rub of the green I have no doubt that we can progress into the final, and from there play a big part in the final outcome.”
Sunday’s controversial 50-27 defeat at Stoke Potters left the Fen Tigers still winless on the road this season, ahead of a trip to struggling King’s Lynn Young Stars on Wednesday.
Despite losing at Stoke, Mildenhall are one of four teams joint on 13 points at the top of the National League table, but have completed more fixtures than all the teams around them.
n Mildenhall Stadium are gearing up to host the annual National Siamese Banger meeting later this month, with a record 36 entries already lined up to compete.
Mildenhall’s Nat Cohn and Red Lodge’s Anton Martin will be partners, while Mildenhall duo Paul and Sam Evans are set to team up.
The event, which will also see the staging of the Suffolk Open Championship, takes place on Saturday, June 27.