Saturday June 06, 2020
Reserve-less Rebels found themselves confronting the world famous Belle Vue Aces on 23rd May 2018 for a SGB Premiership fixture that proved to be a classic speedway meeting.

Somerset fans specifically, and world speedway fans generally, can re-live all the action on Tuesday 9th June from 7.30pm when, in association with ReRun Productions and Speedway Portal , the meeting will be premiered on YouTube, with team manager Garry May enthusing "This will be a good meeting to watch again. Without giving out too many spoilers I will just say that it was a very close affair and our two guests on the night both gave excellent accounts of themselves."

Guests were required because both Jonas Jeppesen and Bradley Wilson-Dean, at the time the two regular Rebels' reserves were side-lined. The former with a hand injury sustained a fortnight earlier when riding for his native club Holsted, whilst Wilson-Dean's absence was also the consequence of a Danish crash, his coming during a world championship qualifier at Slangerup the weekend before the Aces' visit.

May turned to an old boy, Todd Kurtz and a relative Premiership newcomer James Shanes to provide cover in the basement region of the side. Of course the 2018 Rebels were led by the reigning world champion Jason Doyle and this was a night when Rebels fans were able to welcome home Jack Holder following his GP challenge qualification after finishing second in the meeting in which Wilson-Dean sustained his injury.

The super quick Oak Tree Arena performer Craig Cook was leading the Aces' challenge in a side that boasted former Rebel Rohan Tungate along with the bright British prospect Dan Bewley and the rapidly improving Australian Max Fricke.

Belle Vue were sitting in third place in the table at the time of what was their third ever visit as a club to the Oak Tree whilst the Rebels, were unbeaten at home in their previous three home meetings of just their second ever season in top flight British Speedway.

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