Redcar v Sheffield preview
Redcar Agilia Bears take on Sheffield Tigers at the Media Prima Arena on the unusual night of Tuesday this week (7:30pm start).
The Bears are on red hot form at the moment, after dispatching Newcastle 53-37 last Friday night. Charles Wright scored a 12 point maximum that night, with Erik Riss also unbeaten by an opponent on his way to 14+1. Bears promoter Jitendra Duffill is understandably delighted with his sides current form:
“The Bears are really starting to dominate at home and I haven’t seen us do that for a long time. I honestly feel that this is the strongest Redcar line up that we have ever had and the play offs are looking to be well within our reach now. Having said that, we cannot afford to slip up at home and I would like us to keep pushing the teams above us and try to move further up the table. That could be advantageous to us later in the year.”
The Bears are again at full strength for what could be another tricky tie against Sheffield. They are led by former British Champion Danny King, ably backed up by Kyle Howarth. Justin Sedgman, a new addition for the Tigers and Todd Kurtz for a potentially powerful engine room with exciting youngster Drew Kemp riding at number 2. Kemp, who will also be at the MPA on Thursday in the British U19 Final, has just returned from the continent where he impressed in the European Under 19 Final. They also possess an exciting pairing at reserve in Aussie pair Zaine Kennedy and Josh MacDonald.
If you are planning on attending the British U19 Final on Thursday, please ensure you keep hold of your admission ticket from the Sheffield meeting as they will get you a £2 discount on admission on Thursday.
We hope to see as many of you as possible for what should be another exciting meeting – and don’t forget Under 16s go free with a paying adult.
Redcar: Erik Riss, Kasper Andersen, Michael Palm Toft, Jordan Stewart, Charles Wright, Tom Woolley, Nathan Greaves
Sheffield: Danny King, Drew Kemp, Justin Sedgeman, Todd Kurtz, Kyle Howarth, Zaine Kennedy, Josh MacDonald