REBELS HEAD TO BELLE VUE

Sunday April 30, 2017
The ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels travel to face the Belle Vue Aces tomorrow (Monday) looking to pick up their first away SGB Premiership League points of the season, the match scheduled to start at noon.

It will be no easy task for the Rebels, however, as Belle Vue have won all three of the official home fixtures this season, but Somerset team manager Garry May feels that this means his side can go into the match with nothing to lose;

“When you look at the form guide, then most people will probably see this as a home banker for Belle Vue,” he said, “but that’s fine by us as it means there is no pressure on us which could work in our favour. To be honest, though we’ve lost relatively heavily in both of our away league matches to date, we haven’t been totally out of those matches, and in both we had spells when we dominated things, but not on a consistent enough basis to see us ultimately challenge for any league points, so hopefully it will be a case of 'third time lucky' and we will be heading away from Manchester with our first away league points under our belts.”

Both teams will be missing key personnel, Kenneth Bjerre for the Aces, while Somerset go into the match minus Patrick Hougaard, both riders competing in the semi-final rounds of the European Championship, Patrick’s meeting being held in Nagyhalasz, Hungary.

Given the nature of the meeting, there is no facility granted for either riders’ absence, leaving both teams only able to use a Championship rider with an average up to and including 4.00, Belle Vue bringing in Lee Payne to ride in Bjerre’s absence while Somerset have booked the services of Workington’s Rob Shuttleworth in place of Patrick.

Teams:

Belle Vue

1 Max Fricke 9.92
2 Lee Payne [g] 4.00
3 Steve Worrall 8.47
4 Justin Sedgmen. 7.60
5 Craig Cook © 9.83
6 Dan Bewley 3.90
7 Jack Smith 2.00
TM Mark Lemon

Somerset Rebels

1 Rohan Tungate 9.03
2 Rob Shuttleworth [g] 4.00
3 Charles Wright 6.59
4 Paul Starke. 6.62
5 Josh Grajczonek © 8.90
6 Jake Allen. 5.96
7 Jan Graversen. 4.00
TM Garry May


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