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The Mildenhall Fen Tigers, proudly sponsored by Manchetts Rescue and Recovery, secured an exciting draw at high flying Leicester after recovering from a six point deficit early in the meeting.

With some of the team looking a little ring rusty and new reserve Luke Muff withdrawing after a nasty incident at the start of heat two, things were looking a little bleak after seven races with the Fen Tigers 24-18 behind.

The meeting turned in Heat Eight where the top scoring debutant Sam Hagon linked with Sam Bebee for an important 5-1. The stylish Hagon was away from the gate in fine style whilst Bebee was at the back in traffic, however he skilfully lined up and past both Mickie Simpson and Ben Trigger. Hagon was back out in Heat Nine and this time linked with inspirational Captain Jordan Jenkins for a second consecutive 5-1 and the Fen Tigers had turned the meeting around.

Heats Eleven and Twelve saw unfortunate falls for Bebee and Kelly when in scoring positions which stifled the Fen Tigers progress and as heat thirteen approached the home side were two points to the good. Heat thirteen was an exceptional race as the two Thompson twins and Jenkins and Jason Edwards swapped places throughout before settling for a 3-3. Young Hagon was at it again in Heat Fourteen this time following home Luke Ruddick for another 5-1 and going into the final race the Fen Tigers were two points ahead at 41-43.

It was round two of the Thompsons versus Jenkins and Edwards and this time the Thompsons came out on top in another heat of exhilarating speedway, with Jenkins managing to split the two home heat leaders to secure a well earned 45-45 draw.

After the meeting Malcolm Vasey was pleased with his teams efforts – He said

“For a first meeting of the season I have to be pleased with what I have witnessed, we did look a little rusty but became stronger as the meeting progressed and with a little luck would have won. The lads gave there all and there was an excellent team spirit in the pits.

It was unfortunate that Luke Muff was injured on debut but young Sam Hagon covered his rides and was very impressive indeed. He rode like a seasoned professional rather than a league debutant and looks an excellent prospect. Everyone battled for their points and I am sure with a couple more meetings under our belts we will be an even more potent force on our travels”

LEICESTER 45
Dan Thompson 15, Joe Thompson 10, Tom Spencer 6+1, Joe Lawlor 6, Ben Trigger 4, Kai Ward 2+1, Mickie Simpson 2.

MILDENHALL 45
Sam Hagon 12+2, Jordan Jenkins 10+1, Jason Edwards 9, Luke Ruddick 8, Sam Bebee 4+2, Elliot Kelly 2+2, Luke Muff 0.