Sunday July 19, 2020
Sandwiched between away matches at Ipswich (Thursday 24th) and the return fixture at Plymouth (Saturday 26th) the Somerset 'Cases' Rebels staged a Premier league match against the Plymouth Devils, six years ago this very week.

A Devon side that included future Rebel Rasmus Jensen (the Dane joining Somerset the following season) and Czech international Zdenek Simota was in make-up somewhat different to the team that had visited earlier that season in a League Cup fixture. Appearing for this league contest were Ben Barker and Kyle Newman, both of whom had been on duty for their senior sides for that league cup match, and they were complemented by a pair of James' - Wright and Shanes. National league stand-in Dan Halsey completed the Devils, drafted in to cover for their latest signing Josef Franc who was away on domestic duties in the Czech Republic.

With the backdrop of clear blue sky and soaring July temperatures the full strength Somerset team were smarting from a heavy defeat the previous evening at Ipswich so were the Devils about to incur the wrath of the Rebels?

Garry May recalls " I wanted a big performance from the boys after the result at Ipswich and I remember that we had to show a lot of character on the night. It was a good meeting and it will be nice to sit back and watch it all over again without the pressures of being in the pits but getting the flavour of all the action."
To join Garry in re-living the action you can access the Premiere stream at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st July 2020 courtesy of ReRun Productions and Speedway Portal from the link below.

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