Edinburgh v Redcar preview
The Redcar “Agilia” Bears finally take to UK shale after an enforced break from team competition as they travel to Armadale to take on the Edinburgh Monarchs this Friday, (19:30 start). The Bears will be hoping to improve on their most recent visit to Armadale when they just missed out on a league point as the Monarchs ran out 49-41 winners.
On that trip to Scotland, Bears heat leader Michael Palm Toft scored an impressive 13 from 6 rides. “MPT” had this to say on the Bears prospects ahead of the first meeting of the season. “Personally, Armadale is a track I have always performed well at in the past. I think we have a good chance of coming away from the meeting with at least a point if not the win! It’s always important to try and grab points away from home whether it is the first meeting or not. If we want to challenge for silverware it is vital to pick up some points at the away tracks and win our home meetings.”
James Sarjaent, Jake Allen, Anders Rowe and Jordan Jenkins will all make their Bears debut in this meeting as the Bears are able to track their full 1-7. The Monarchs are also at full strength as Kye Thompson, Nathan Greaves and Joe Lawlor make their Armadale bow as full-time Monarchs.
This promises to be a closely fought meeting involving two sides who are hoping to be towards the top of the Championship standings come October. The Bears will be hoping that the meeting will swing their way in the reserve berths as James Sarjaent is a former Monarch whilst Jordan Jenkins (the Bears rising star) will be hoping to make a splash on his Bears debut. Interestingly, the Monarchs also have potential in the reserve slots with William Lawson continuing with his return to the sport whilst they also track a name familiar to Bears fans in Joe Lawlor who was intending to line up for the Bears in 2020 and 2021.
Tickets for this meeting are sold out, but will be a live stream available for this meeting which you can buy from Edinburgh here
Don’t forget, you can still buy tickets for our first home meeting of the season on Sunday here, whilst tickets for our home KO Cup clash against Birmingham on June 4th go on sale at 9am this morning!
Edinburgh “What The Fork” Monarchs
1. Sam Masters © 2. Nathan Greaves 3. Kye Thompson 4. Josh Pickering 5. Richie Worrall 6. Joe Lawlor 7. William Lawson. Team Manager, John Campbell
Redcar “Agilia” Bears
1. Charles Wright © 2. Anders Rowe 3. Michael Palm Toft 4. Jordan Stewart 5. Jake Allen 6. James Sarjaent 7. Jordan Jenkins. Team Manager, Jade Mudgway