Williamson Targeting Double Victory

The National League speedway season will close in Manchester on October 21 with the Belle Vue Colts staging their final meeting - a double header versus Birmingham and Coventry – of the year.
In the first of Friday’s double delight comes quite the grudge match between Belle Vue and the Surestop Brummies, with the former hoping to set the record straight after their KOC heartbreak.

The Perry Barr posse did precisely as you’d expect league leaders to do on their last northern visit, emphatically defeating the Cool Running Colts 41-48 and knocking them out of KOC contention.
It came as a bitter pill for the home team, who retained their positivity at being able to turn around the 18-point deficit they faced after being hammered 54-36 in Birmingham during the first leg.
With the Play Offs looming, there’s no doubt their opponent will be using this meeting as somewhat of a warm-up to their big finale. But there’s also no doubt that both sides will be aiming for the win.
Club captain Matt Williamson said: “Two meetings in one night is not ideal because the stresses place on both your body and your bike are quite considerable, especially around Belle Vue.

“It’s a big, fast track that demands your respect. But we know we’ve got to do it. We want to complete our fixtures and I’m sure it’ll be a great challenge for myself and the boys to tackle.

Matt Williamson & Jon Armstrong   (IC)

“They are two very different opponents we’ll be up against, at least on paper. But as we all know, given the way the season has gone, nothing can be taken for granted here. It’s a very fair circuit.

“On paper, King’s Lynn weren’t a side you’d tip to beat us at home but they certainly gave us a good run for our money. With that said, I believe we’ll be in for two very enjoyable matches.

“It’s a shame we won’t be able to finish our season as we began, with Dan in the side, but we know he’ll be there with us in spirit, and it’s fantastic to have Rob back after breaking his collarbone.

“He did fantastically well in our last match so hopefully he’ll be able to carry that form forward. We’re really looking forward to this double-header, to see how far we could’ve gone if nothing else.

“I think we’ve every chance of beating both Birmingham and Coventry on Friday. I wasn’t there the first time we raced the Brummies at home but I think we’ve shown we can beat anyone here.”
With twice the amount of speedway on offer, the Cool Running Colts’ clash with Birmingham will commence at the earlier time of 7pm while the final meeting against Coventry will follow soon after.

Monday 17th October 2016