Sunday August 06, 2017
The ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels are well into their busiest spell of the 2017 campaign, and following their 20-point win at home to high-flying Belle Vue on Friday night, next on the agenda is a trip to Norfolk on Monday evening (7th) for a date with the King’s Lynn Stars, the match being broadcast live by BT Sport.

You have to go back to Somerset’s very first match of the season in mid-March for the ‘A’ fixture between the two sides, it being very much a landmark match in the history of the Rebels as it was their first-ever in the top-flight of British speedway.

Unfortunately, the match did not have a fairy-tale ending for the Rebels as they lost by 16 points, but since that evening both sides have made a number of changes to their respective line-up’s, King’s Lynn sensationally axing both Chris Holder, the 2012 World Champion, and his Australian compatriot, Troy Batchelor, on the last day upon which team changes for the current season were permitted.

King’s Lynn are now led by British under-21 Champion Robert Lambert, though his participation in Monday’s match is in doubt due to an injury he sustained last week, with the remainder of the Stars top 5 having a very cosmopolitan look about it with Dane’s Thomas Jorgensen and Michael Palm Toft, two-time German Champion, Kai Huckenbeck, and Swede Thomas H Jonasson, while at reserve they track British rider Josh Auty along with the third Danish rider in their septet, Niklas Porsing.

Somerset are expected to track a full septet for Monday night’s match, it being one which team manager Garry May feels could provide his side with a third away win of the season;

“We will be going to King’s Lynn looking to build on Friday’s excellent home win over Belle Vue,” he said, and it is one which we will looking to win and add further league points to our tally and move us further up the Premiership table.”

“Both teams have a very different look about them since we met at their place back in March, so this should be an interesting match-up for the BT Sport cameras to broadcast.”

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