Old Rivalries Rekindled
The Belle Vue Colts will reignite old rivalries ahead of their tasty tussle on Friday night when the Cradley Heathens finally make the journey to Manchester to face off against their close rivals.
Lee Payne (CDS)
On the home front, R/R will be in operation for Dan Bewley who is still sidelined due to ongoing injury problems while Jack Smith steps in at No.4 for broken collarbone victim Rob Shuttleworth.
Co-promoter George Carswell said: “Despite the fact they have riders missing, Cradley have got a very strong team and have certainly chosen their guests well for our meeting on Friday night.
“Max Clegg is a man in form right now but even without him they are not to be underestimated, after all Nathan Greaves has guested for us quite a few times and has a very good record here.
“We will also be covering for missing or injured riders with guests of our own and it’s pretty much confirmed now that Dan Bewley’s situation is in fact season-ending, so we of course wish him well.
“We are understrength but absolutely feel we can give them a run for their money. These two clubs have history that spans back decades so it goes without saying that we’re in for a great meeting.”
In addition to this National League spectacle, there will be a Cycle Speedway demonstration taking place trackside from 7pm featuring three teams from Stockport, Bury and Astley & Tyldesley.
TEAMS – FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd
Belle Vue ‘Cool Running’ Colts
Matt Williamson (C); Tom Woolley; Dan Bewley R/R; Jack Smith (G); Lee Payne; David Holt; Andy Mellish
Team Managers: Stephen Williams & Graham Goodwin
Cradley ‘Motor Market’ Heathens
Ashley Morris (C); Richard Andrews; Nathan Greaves (G); James Purchase R/R; Tom Perry (G); Ben Basford; Bradley Andrews; No.8: Joe Lawlor
Team Manager: Will Pottinger
Thursday 22nd September 2016