REBELS ENTER THE LIONS' DEN

Thursday June 08, 2017
With sidecar speedway taking centre-stage at the Oaktree Arena tomorrow (Friday 9th) night, the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels next league action will see them travel to the East Midlands on Saturday evening to face the Leicester Lions.

The two sides have already met this season, in the Knock-Out Cup, with it being a case of ‘honours even’ with both teams winning on their respective home shale, Somerset just edging the tie on aggregate by 2 points in a nail-biting 2nd leg encounter at Leicester.

Leicester, like Somerset, have endured a difficult start to their season, and currently occupy the bottom rung of the SGB Premiership league table, having won just one of their 5 home matches ridden to date.

Somerset go into the match minus Richard Lawson, who is required to ride for Glasgow, his SGB Championship side, the same night, and so the Rebels will bring in Brady Kurtz as a guest replacement for Lawson.

The match will also mark the debut of new Somerset signing Michael Palm Toft, the Dane having been added as a short-term injury replacement for the side-lined Patrick Hougaard.

“We put in a good performance when going down by just 6 points at Leicester in the Cup earlier in season, and although we are a very different line-up now compared to then, the same again would give us an away point, which is our minimum target from the match,” said Somerset team manager Garry May, “though in saying that, we are going to Leicester with the intentions of securing our second away win of the season.”

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