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Jolly confident Fen Tigers will ‘come good’ over busy weekend

FLYING START: Fen Tigers captain Daniel Halsey will be hoping to build on their first win of the season last time out
FLYING START: Fen Tigers captain Daniel Halsey will be hoping to build on their first win of the season last time out

Kevin Jolly has backed the Mildenhall Fen Tigers to find form during a busy weekend which sees them ride twice in two days.

The Fen Tigers host Coventry Storm in the National League on Sunday (3.30pm), before travelling to Kent Kings in the National Trophy the following day (3pm).

And their promoter, Jolly, believes Mildenhall can go into the busy bank holiday weekend schedule with confidence, after picking up their first win of the season two weeks ago.

“We’re looking good,” said Jolly. “I know we are a rider short, which is unfortunate.

“But the six boys we do have are settling down now, and I think we have a good chance of picking up points this weekend.”

Following last month’s shock departure of Liam Rumsey, the Fen Tigers have been a rider short, which Jolly is hoping to rectify at the end of this month.

“We’ve got a youngster ready to sign up,” he said. “He’s not riding at the moment because he’s sitting his exams, and we’re in talks with him and his parents to try and get him in at the end of May.”

Sunday’s scheduled home meeting with the Rye House Raiders was postponed due to a wet track, with Jolly revealing the West Row circuit was beyond repair.

“It hurts when a meeting is postponed, but the track was unrepairable,” he said.

“The boys are buzzing to get out there, all they want to do is race.”

Mildenhall began their 2015 campaign with three straight defeats in the cup, before chalking up their first victory with a 48-41 league success against Kent.

“We had a rocky start,” admitted the Fen Tigers promoter.

“The boys were race rusty early on and we’ve had the two Connors, Mountain and Coles, who started in the reserves last year, stepping up into the team.

“Jack (Kingston) had his problems, but they’re all working together as a team now.

“I think we can go into these next two meetings confident of getting something out of them.

“I know the supporters were a bit disappointed earlier in the season.

“We’ve got a young team, who are very talented, and with the backing of the supporters I know they’ll come good and be winning again.”

n Mildenhall’s National League meeting with Rye House, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, August 9, will now take place on Sunday, September 13.


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