Sunday July 26, 2020
Somerset Speedway are looking back at 2016 for the next episode in the series of video streams that they have been showing on Tuesday nights.

The 'Cases' Rebels had won the Southern group stage of the Premier league cup and then saw off Midland section winners Sheffield in the semi-finals and that set up a final against the Border section toppers Glasgow who had eliminated Workington in their semi-final clash.

The two clubs had met earlier in the semi-finals of the KO cup and in that tie the Tigers 'doubled' over the Rebels (and subsequently went on to lift the cup). Pairs winners Somerset still had their eyes on the league title (they would have another battle against the Sheffield Tigers to realise that goal) but the chance for silverware was bolstered when the Rebels won the opening leg at Ashfield by a 48-42 score-line.

Without either of their recognised reserves as Bradley Wilson-Dean was side-lined with a broken collarbone and Zach Wajtknecht ruled out with a broken finger, bottom end guests were required by the Rebels and Garry May plumped for Josh Bates in both legs whilst James Shanes was called upon (Connor Coles having done the Scottish trip) for the Oaktree meeting. Bates had been instrumental in giving Somerset that valuable lead, having scored paid 16 in a lively first leg.

But in spite of holding the upper hand, team manager Garry May refused to allow the Rebels to rest on their laurels, acknowledging that the Tigers were "a quality side that will come to us with all guns blazing".

All the action from that second leg, originally staged on October 14th 2016 can be enjoyed from your favoured streaming device on Tuesday 28th July 2020 when Speedway Portal broadcasts a Premiere showing of the action captured by ReRun Productions from 7.30pm.

Somerset - Rohan Tungate, Jake Allen, Charles Wright, Paul Starke, Josh Grajczonek, Josh Bates (guest), James Shanes (guest)
Glasgow - Richie Worrall, Nike Lunna, Aaron Summers, Rene Bach, Richard Lawson, Fernando Garcia, Danny Ayres

The link to the Premiere showing will be made available shortly

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