Redcar SG Petch Bears v Peterborough – Thursday 20th July – 7:30pm
Redcar SG Petch Bears take on familiar opponents this Thursday, as the Peterborough Panthers return to the Media Prima Arena in the second of 3 clashes between the teams this week (7:30pm start).
Whilst the Bears suffered defeat away to Peterborough on Sunday, they did record a convincing win at home against Scunthorpe last Thursday. It was an excellent all round performance from the Bears, and manager Jitendra Duffill was delighted with the result:
Last week I asked our riders to bounce back after our defeat to Peterborough (the previous Thursday) and they couldn’t have responded any better. I can’t remember the last time we hit 60 points and although I am not a fan of one sided meetings, it’s always nice to give somebody a good thrashing every now and then and I have to say I really enjoyed that one.
Everybody was superb
The Bears go into this meeting back to full strength for the first time in a long while. Jason Garrity came through Sundays meeting ok and returns at number 1, whilst Tobias Busch makes his long awaited return from injury to replace Coty Garcia at reserve. Duffill admits it has been hard to cover for Garrity, and paid tribute to Garcia:
This week we welcome back both Jason Garrity and Tobias Busch. Hopefully our luck is changing as a full side will give us the best chance of success this season. Jason has been difficult to cover with guests but I have been very pleased with the job that Coty Garcia has done for us. He has been a pleasure to work with and I am sad to see him go.
Duffill is, though, pleased to have Busch back in the ranks. The popular German has been suffering with an ankle injury this season sustained at Peterborough and is not fit to retake his place in the side. Duffill is excited to have him back, although stresses the need for patience after a long lay off:
I’m very excited to have Tobias back and the prospect of having him and Danny at reserve puts a big smile on my face. There is surely no better reserve pairing anywhere in the Championship and they can be our trump cards from here on.
Please be patient with Tobias. He is playing catch up but I have no doubt that he will score heavily at reserve once he finds his feet. There is nobody he cannot beat around the Media Prima Arena and he could be the key to stamping some authority on our home track.
Our opponents on Thursday will come to the MPA full of confidence after their win here a couple of weeks ago. Jack Holder leads the team at number 1 and is in an excellent vein of form at the moment. Unfortunately Chris Harris and Bradley Wilson-Dean are both riding in Premier League action and are therefore unavailable. Richie Worrall and Nike Lunna will guest for the pair.
It certainly promises to be another exciting night of Speedway – can the Bears finally beat their bogey team?
Redcar: Jason Garrity, Ellis Perks, Ben Barker, Jonas B Andersen, Charles Wright, Tobias Busch, Danny Ayres
Peterborough: Jack Holder, Nike Lunna (guest), Paul Starke, Ulrich Ostergaard, Richie Worrall (guest), Simon Lambert, Tom Bacon