Newcastle v Redcar Preview – Sunday 27th October
Redcar Agilia Bears travel up the A19 on Sunday to face Newcastle in the second leg of the KO Cup Final, hoping it is third time lucky to get the meeting on (6:30pm start).
It is another in a series of massive meetings in October for the Bears, as they look to secure their first trophy since speedway returned to Teesside in 2006.
The Bears will travel up with a 12 point lead from the first leg, after beating Newcastle 51-39 at the Media Prima Arena.
With the meeting being re-arranged twice, both sides will be very keen to get this meeting on. Bears choice of guest for last weeks postponement, Lewis Kerr, is not available. Former Bears skipper and twice Bear of the year Ben Barker will instead guest in his place.
There is also one change for Newcastle, Lasse Bjerre will miss the meeting due to illness, with James Sarjeant coming in to replace him. The Diamonds also run rider replacement in place of the injured Thomas Jorgensen.
It promises to be an exciting night, and a night where the Bears could lift the trophy! We hope to see as many of you make the trip up to Newcastle as possible and recreate the superb atmosphere seen at Leicester in the Play Off Semi Final.
Redcar: Charles Wright, Kasper Andersen, Ben Barker, Jordan Stewart, Erik Riss, Tom Woolley, Nathan Greaves
Newcastle: Steve Worrall, R/R Thomas Jorgensen, James Sarjeant, Matty Wethers, Ulrich Ostergaard, Max Clegg, Danny Phillips