Friday May 26, 2017
While the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels may not have a home fixture this evening (Friday 26th), there is little respite for the team as they have a local derby to contend with on Bank Holiday Monday when they make the short trip to Wiltshire to face the Swindon Robins.

The Rebels will be looking to exact some revenge on the Robins, they having defeated Somerset at the Oaktree Arena by two points earlier in the season, and whilst Swindon have done well on their travels, they have yet to win from three attempts at their Blunsdon home.

Somerset will go into the match minus recent signing Lewis Kerr, who is required to ride for Scunthorpe, his SGB Championship side, but there will still be a Lewis in the Somerset side with the Rebels having Berwick’s Lewis Bridger as his guest replacement.

The Rebels are, however, hopeful that Charles Wright will have sufficiently recovered from injuries sustained in a recent fall at Redcar in order to return to the Somerset starting line-up after having missed the Rebels recent two matches against Rye House.

“There is nothing quite like a local derby, and hopefully a good number of Somerset fans will make the relatively short trip to Swindon in order to support the boys,” said Somerset team manager Garry May, “It goes without saying that we will be going to Swindon looking to pick up some away points to move us up the league table,”

“Obviously we would have preferred to be going there with Lewi [Lewis Kerr], but we can use a guest rider in his place, and so will have Lewis Bridger coming in as his guest replacement. We are, though more hopeful that Wrighty will be back in the line-up, which will a boost as rider replacement didn’t really cover the points we would normally see Charles scoring for us. Charles rode for Redcar last night, and scored well for them, so as long as there are no after effects from that meeting then he will be back for Somerset on Monday,”

A reminder for any Somerset fans planning to travel to Swindon to support the team that the match is scheduled for an earlier than usual 5pm start-time at Blunsdon.


SWINDON: Jason Doyle [c] (13.41), Nick Morris (8.97), Adam Ellis (7.64), David Bellego (7.63), Bradley Wilson-Dean (5.02), Dany Gappmaier (4.00), Zach Wajtknecht (2.56)

SOMERSET: Josh Grajczonek [c] (8.90), Patrick Hougaard (8.70), Richard Lawson (8.22), Charles Wright (6.59), Lewis Bridger [g] (6.30), Jake Allen (5.96), Cameron Heeps (5.07)

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