Bailey: It’s time for another away win!
Redcar’s Connor Bailey has challenged his Bears team mates to pick up another away win with the Bears travelling south to Perry Barr to take on Birmingham this evening. Tonight’s meeting in the Second City in the Cab Direct Championship gets underway at 7:30pm.
Bailey, who has proved to be an astute signing for the Bears, believes tonight is the perfect opportunity for another away win, “ It would be nice to win away from home again, every team wants to win away. We came close at Berwick but just fell short after a slow start but we have already won at Birmingham this season.”
Bailey, who has scored paid 23 from his last 3 Bears meetings, believes the Perry Barr circuit is one his teammates like, “ We all like the Birmingham track, we beat the Brummies already this season but they do now have a different looking side. However, I have a quiet confidence heading into tonight!”
The British under 21 champion admitted he would like to see the Bears gain more aggregate points, with the Brit believing the Bears can do just that, “ Gaining more aggregate points are a bonus as we head towards the end of the season, I can’t see any reason why we can’t pick up more aggregate points and we will be pushing for all the points we can get, no last places is the goal!”
The Bears number 3 is happy with his current form, “ I have had some decent performances recently, home and away, but my goal is to keep improving and keep putting in steady performances, that’s the focus for me at the moment.”
Redcar, who are currently sat 5th in the Cab Direct Championship, will be looking to replicate their 52-38 BSN Series success over the Brummies from the Bears last visit to Perry Barr in April. Danny King hit a superb 11+3 on that occasion, and the former British Champion will be looking for another high score with the crunch time of the season approaching. The Bears promotion once again track Luke Harrison as guest reserve in place of the injured Jake Mulford with the Bears otherwise unchanged.
As mentioned, the Bears will be lining up against a much changed Brummies outfit after Stewart Dickson took the reins at the Second City outfit and rung the changes with the club only tracking 3 riders (Bowtell, Nielsen and Sedgmen) from the BSN Series fixture in April. Birmingham bring in Josh Pickering to guest at number 1 with Nick Morris currently suspended whilst Troy Batchelor is set to make his 6th appearance for the Brummies. Additionally, with the greensheet averages change, Paul Starke drops to reserve with Alfie Bowtell moving into the number 4 slot.
For any supporters who cannot make the trip to Perry Barr, the meeting will be live streamed at www.brummies.tv
1 Josh Pickering (G) 8.82
2 Stefan Nielsen 4.74
3 Troy Batchelor 7.45
4 Alfie Bowtell 4.93
5 Justin Sedgmen 6.94 ©
6 Sam Hagon 2.00
7 Paul Starke 4.55
™: Stewart Dickson
Redcar Agilia Bears
1 Charles Wright (C) 8.13
2 Danyon Hume 5.20
3 Connor Bailey 4.79
4 Erik Riss 7.77
5 Danny King 8.05
6 Jason Edwards 4.11
7 Luke Harrison (G) 3.14
™: Gavin Parr