Redcar v Sheffield preview – Friday 26th July
Redcar Agilia Bears are back to full strength as they take on the Sheffield Tigers at the Media Prima Arena on Friday night, in Championship action (7:30pm start).
German star Erik Riss, who scored a maximum away at Birmingham for the Bears, will make his eagerly awaited home debut at number 1 after missing last week’s meeting due to riding in the Speedway Cup of Nations. An entertaining and high scoring visitor in the past, Bears fans will be looking forward to seeing him in action as a home rider!
The Bears will be looking to keep their good run going, which has included a win at Sheffield plus a double over Birmingham. Bears team manager, and co-promoter, Jade Mudgway was pleased with his sides win over Birmingham last week:
“It was a meeting we were hoping for a good home win, but it is easy to be complacent in speedway – things have a habit of coming up to bite you, so we set off like we do every week to get stuck in early doors and fight for every point we could. I think the fact that the weather was closing in and forcing us to leave the track slicker maybe played into their hands, but we still managed a 51-39 win. The stars of the meeting for me had to be Kasper and Jordan, who fully deserved their heat 15 when they took another heat advantage.”
Sheffield will still be without the injured Broc Nicol, ironically injured while guesting for the Bears at Leicester a few weeks ago. They still have a number of riders who go well around the Media Prima Arena however, with ex-Bear of the year Ty Proctor and former British Champion Danny King amongst their ranks. Mudgway is expecting another tight clash:
“The Tigers will be another tough meeting for us. They will be looking to take their revenge after we beat them at home, in what was for me the highlight of our season so far, with the travelling support we had from the Bears’ faithful supporters. The Tigers have a team full of riders who can ride well here, and we will need to be on the top of our game to send them home with nothing.”
It promises to be another exciting meeting here on Teesside – and don’t forget that kids under 16 go free if accompanied by a paying adult!
Redcar: Erik Riss, Kasper Andersen, Michael Palm Toft, Jordan Stewart, Charles Wright, Tom Woolley, Nathan Greaves
Sheffield: Danny King, r/r for Broc Nicol, Ty Proctor, Drew Kemp, Kyle Howarth, Zaine Kennedy, Josh Macdonald