REDCAR 43 REBELS 47

Thursday October 17, 2013
The ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels have qualified for the Premier League Play-Off Final where they will meet Edinburgh in order to determine the 2013 Premier League Champions.

Somerset just had to avoid a heavy defeat in tonight’s match at Redcar in order to top their Play-Off semi-final group, but the Rebels qualified in style with a 47-43 over the Bears, earning themselves 3 group points in the process to finish with a 9 point total, 3 clear of Newcastle.

After his 18-point maximum for Somerset at Newcastle on Sunday, it was Rebels’ captain Jason Doyle who once again led the way with 14 points from his 5 rides, Doyley dropping his only point of the match in his last ride.

Doyle received excellent support from Nick Morris with a paid 12 point return, while Alex Davies and Josh Grajczonek contributed well with paid 8 and 6 points respectively.

“I said beforehand that we were heading to Redcar with the intention of winning the meeting and that’s exactly what we did!” said Somerset team manager Garry May afterwards. "Again, this was another great all-round team performance and we were fully deserving of or win here tonight."

“We could have come up here looking for the ‘easy option’ of just doing enough to qualify, but that is not our way of going about things and the boys really wanted that win tonight.”

“So now we have the Final against Edinburgh to look forward to, having lost in last year’s Final to Scunthorpe by a single race-point, we are determined to go one better this time around.”

“In saying that, Edinburgh will be tough opponents, and if our previous matches against each other are anything to go by, then the fans of both teams are in for a real treat over the 2 legs of the Final.”.

Redcar 43

1. Thomas Jorgensen [g] 2 0 1' 0 - - - 3+1
2. Hugh Skidmore 0 2 0 2 - - - 4
3. Ulrich Østergaard 1 2 1' 3 - - - 7+1
4. Matej Kůs R 1' 0 - - - - 1+1
5. Aaron Summers 2 2' 2 2 3 - - 11+1
6. Carl Wilkinson 3 3 M 1' 3 0 - 10+1
7. Max Dilger 2' 0 3 2 0 - - 7+1

Somerset 47

1. Jason Doyle 3 3 3 3 2 - - 14
2. Kyle Newman 1 E 2 0 - - - 3
3. Alex Davies 2' 0 3 2 - - - 7+1
4. Josh Grajczonek 3 1 0 2 - - - 6
5. Nick Morris 3 3 3 1 1' - - 11+1
6. Charles Wright 1 1 1' F 1' - - 4+2
7. Oliver Greenwood [g] 0 0 1 1' - - - 2+1

1: Doyle, Jorgensen, Newman, Skidmore (2-4)
2: Wilkinson, Dilger, Wright, Greenwood (7-5)
3: Grajczonek, Davies, Østergaard, Kůs (ret), (8-10)
4: Morris, Summers, Wright, Dilger (10-14)
5: Doyle, Østergaard, Kůs, Greenwood, Newman (exc), (13-17)
6: Morris, Skidmore, Greenwood, Jorgensen (15-21)
7: Wilkinson, Summers, Grajczonek, Davies (20-22)
8: Dilger, Newman, Wright, Skidmore (23-25)
9: Morris, Dilger, Østergaard, Wright (f) (26-28)
10: Davies, Skidmore, Jorgensen, Grajczonek (29-31)
11: Doyle, Summers, Wilkinson, Newman (32-34)
12: Østergaard, Davies, Wright, Dilger (35-37)
13: Doyle, Summers, Morris, Jorgensen (37-41)
14: Wilkinson, Grajczonek, Greenwood, Kůs (40-44)
15: Summers, Doyle, Morris, Wilkinson (43-47)


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