REBELS AIMING FOR A DOUBLE DIAMOND

Tuesday August 06, 2019
Having pipped them at the post on Sunday, the 'Cases' Rebels will be seeking a swift ‘Double Diamond’ over Newcastle when the two sides meet at the Oak Tree Arena on Wednesday night (7.30pm)

The Rebels overcame a two-point deficit going into the final heat to claim three valuable league points and a similar haul tomorrow will maintain their determined push for a play-off spot.

Encouraged also by the large turn out that graced last Wednesday's meeting, promoter Debbie Hancock is hoping for another decent sized crowd now that the school holiday season has kicked in. "We had a very good attendance last week and with another good meeting due against Newcastle I would like to think that we could attract a similar sized crowd for this, with families benefitting from our season-long Kids For Free scheme.
"By winning on Sunday at Newcastle it kept us on track for a top four finish as it made up for the defeat against Glasgow. Obviously, the Diamonds will be hoping for a role reversal when they come to our place tomorrow, but you can be assured that our lads will be considering that the league points are as precious as Diamonds.
"I think we could be in for another thriller and the weather looks set to be very much on our side so I would just appeal to anyone who is in the area that may or may not have experienced speedway racing to come along and be entertained."

Both sides are unchanged from Sunday which means an opportunity for the Diamonds in-form reserve Max Cleg to once again impress. With three race wins in the space of four heats at Brough Park to mastermind the Diamonds' advantage, the Rebels witnessed first-hand the ability of the 22 year old who has been a former British Under 19 champion. His position at reserve gives the Diamonds some flexibility with heat changes if needed and so the Rebels will need to be on their A game as they look for big scores from their awesome foursome of Nick Morris, Chris Harris, Rory Schlein and Nico Covatti leaving Anders Rowe, Luke Harris and Nathan Stoneman to ride to their averages.

Teams
Somerset: Nick Morris, Anders Rowe, Rory Schlein, Nico Covatti, Chris Harris (Capt), Luke Harris, Nathan Stoneman - Team manager Garry May
Newcastle: Steve Worrall (Capt), Ulrich Ostergaard, Lasse Bjerre, Matthew Wethers, Thomas Jorgensen, Max Clegg, Danny Phillips - Team manager Roy Clarke


photo courtesy of Steve Brock


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