Redcar SG Petch Bears v Glasgow Tigers – Thursday 1st June – 7:30pm start
Redcar SG Petch Bears face possibly their toughest task of the season, as they take on 2nd place Glasgow Tigers at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday (7:30pm start).
Both sides go into the meeting in good form, with the Bears coming into the meeting off the back of the large 50-34 win away at Berwick on Saturday. We will be missing a couple of members of the team on Thursday – Jonas B Andersen is riding in his native Denmark and we will be using rider replacement to cover his rides. Ellis Perks has also been named in the Team GB Under 21 World Cup team, and will be travelling to take part in the official practice which takes place on Friday. Local lad David Wallinger will guest in his place, who has been in good form for Stoke in the National League this season.
Bears promoter Kevin Keay admits it will be a tough and close meeting:
This looks like being our most difficult match so far this season. Glasgow have an excellent top five and the absence of both Jonas and Ellis puts immense pressure on the rest of the Bears to score well.
We need to come out fighting from the first race and cannot afford any mechanical gremlins as this will be one very close encounter.
Hopefully both Danny and Ben are now fully fit and we look forward to seeing local lad Dave Wallinger get his chance in a Bears race jacket.
There are plenty of familiar faces in the Glasgow ranks, with ex-Bears Richard Lawson and Aaron Summers leading the Tigers. Richie Worrall is having an excellent season for the Scots and is currently occupying the number 1 spot in the team, with rising star Dan Bewley also in the ranks. It certainly promises to be an exciting meeting, and we hope to see as many of you at the Media Prima Arena as possible to help cheer the lads to victory!
Redcar: Jason Garrity, Rider replacement for Jonas B Andersen, Charles Wright, Coty Garcia, Ben Barker, Danny Ayres, David Wallinger
Glasgow: Richie Worrall, Dan Bewley, Richard Lawson, Nike Lunna, Aaron Summers, Tom Perry, Jack Smith