Edwards: There’s more to come!
Redcar’s Jason Edwards believes there is still more to come from his side despite the Bears stunning 58-32 home victory over Edinburgh. The “Agilia” Bears face Plymouth tonight with tapes up at 7pm at the Plymouth Coliseum.
Edwards, who is in a rich vein of form said, “ The Edinburgh meeting was a really good meeting, we didn’t drop many points between the 7 of us and there’s more to come from the boys ahead of tonight’s match against Plymouth and tomorrow’s match against Poole.”
Edwards is also keen for his side to exploit Plymouth’s lack of home track action with the Gladiators last racing at home on May 2nd, “ Plymouth have made a hell of a lot of changes since their last home meeting and that does give us a massive advantage over the Gladiators as their home track isn’t actually their home circuit as they’ve got a different team and haven’t had a meeting there for months!”
‘The Billericay Blaster’, who has hit paid 22 in his last 2 meetings for the Bears, is happy with his recent form, “ I’m enjoying riding at the moment! I have been doing 4 or 5 days of ‘normal work’ recently and I don’t want to be doing that! Riding my bike and scoring some big points is a much better way of earning money! Also, I have tinkered with my engines quite a bit this season and I think I’m just getting it right now which is important at this stage of the season.”
Redcar name an unchanged side from their convincing home victory over Edinburgh with Luke Harrison continuing to stand in for the injured Jake Mulford. The Bears management will be hoping their side can repeat their big 51-39 win over the Gladiators at the Coliseum last season. Bears number 5, Danny King will also be looking to add more points in Redcar colours with the 37 year old hitting paid 40 across his last 4 appearances for the “Agilia” Bears.
However, on the other side of the pits, things have not been far from plain sailing for the Plymouth Gladiators with the club making several changes from their original septet.
Incredibly, Dan Thompson, who signed for the Gladiators on July 4th, is yet to make his debut for the club. The delay for Thompson’s debut was initially down to fixture postponements but with Thompson now sidelined with a dislocated shoulder, his wait for a Plymouth debut will go on!
The Plymouth side bring in their late 2022 signing, Lee Complin to guest in place of the aforementioned Thompson. The Plymouth promotion will be looking towards their heat leader trio of Kyle Howarth, Ben Barker and Richie Worrall to pick up a much needed win if the Gladiators are to mount a challenge for a place in the play-offs.
For any fans not making the long journey to Plymouth, the meeting is being live streamed by BSN @ watch.britishspeedway.co.uk
- Kyle Howarth 8.21
- Lee Complin (G) 4.96
- Ben Barker 7.67
- Dan Gilkes 5.11
- Richie Worrall 7.57
- James Pearson 4.00
- Ben Trigger 2.00
™: Garry May
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