The Isle of Wight Wightlink Warriors speedway team had the tables turned on them at Mildenhall yesterday afternoon (Sunday), as the Fen Tigers gained revenge for their defeat on the Island last Thursday (25).
The Warriors were only four points behind after thirteen of the fifteen heats, however the home side suddenly found their gating skills and finished the meeting with two 5-1 advantages.
Skipper Ben Morley (pictured) took four straight heat wins before falling in the last race chasing down the Fen Tigers pair. Meanwhile teammate Georgie Wood clocked three wins before mechanical gremlins caused him to slow and lose position in the last race.
In a reverse of Thursday’s fixture, it was the home side that produced a more rounded display and adapted better to track conditions that had changed after the mid-meeting interval.
Warrior’s Team Manager Kev Shepherd said:
“We were in close touch until the last two races, but they went against us as the Fen Tigers found their gating skills and our riders hit trouble. That said, this was our best performance at Mildenhall for some time and we look to build on our home win last week when we entertain Plymouth this coming Thursday”.
It ended Mildenhall 51 – Isle of Wight 39.
Mildenhall: Danny Ayres 10, Sam Bebee (R/R), Charlie Brooks 8+3, Jason Edwards 12+1, David Wallinger 10, Elliot Kelly 8+2 and Macauley Leek 3+1.
Wightlink Warriors: Georgie Wood 11, Chris Widman 3, Ryan Terry-Daley 5, Danno Verge 2+1, Ben Morley 12, Chad Wirtzfeld 3+1 and Connor King 3+1.