Carswell Issues Rallying Call
With their season drawing to a close, co-promoter George Carswell is calling for fans to “fill the grandstand” as the Belle Vue Colts prepare for one final appearance before the winter sets in.
George Carswell chats to Colts reserves David Holt & Andy Mellish (CS)
With a calibre of racing equal to that of the Elite League, Carswell states there can be no better way to draw the curtain on a successful debut season than by celebrating with the Belle Vue fans.
He said: “It’s our last chance this season to see speedway in Manchester so it’s an excellent time – for anyone who’s not seen the Colts in particular – to come down and enjoy a night of racing.
“We’ve 30 heats of speedway on offer against two very exciting teams, Birmingham and Coventry. It will be an extremely entertaining evening and one which we are very much looking forward to.
“Anyone who has attended National League meetings this year will tell you that the racing is as good – if not, better – than that in the Elite League. These boys battle hard for every point they earn.
“For a first-year team, we’ve done remarkably well. Despite not completing all our fixtures on time we finished just outside of Play Off qualification which is a remarkable achievement in my opinion.
“The teams that finished above us are the stand-alone teams who are much stronger, and included in their number is Birmingham. Being top of the league, they present their own unique challenge.
“They’ve been virtually undefeated all year and racked up some massive scores; basically, demolishing most teams who race them. They’re responsible for knocking us out of the KOC!
“So we’re very eager to have another crack at them. Coventry however are a completely different kettle of fish. Though they’re not one of the high-ranking teams they do have some excellent riders.
“They saw us off at Brandon just recently which was a bit of a wake-up call for us, and there’s nothing to suggest they won’t do the same on Friday! They’re not a team to be sniffed at.
“Both teams will I’m sure cause us some problems but we have a determined bunch of lads who are more than capable of winning both of these meetings, and they’ll do everything they can to deliver.”
TEAMS – FRIDAY OCTOBER 21ST – DOUBLE-HEADER
Belle Vue ‘Cool Running’ Colts
Matt Williamson (C); Tom Woolley; Lee Payne R/R; Rob Shuttleworth; Nathan Greaves (G); David Holt; Andy Mellish; No.8 Joe Lawlor
Team Managers: Stephen Williams & Graham Goodwin
Birmingham ‘Surestop’ Brummies
Mitchell Davey (G); Danyon Hume R/R; Darryl Ritchings; Tom Bacon; Tom Perry (C); Jack Smith; Jack Parkinson-Blackburn
Team Manager: Graham Drury
Coventry ‘City Gearboxes’ Storm
Mitchell Davey; Ryan Terry-Daley R/R;Conor Dwyer; Jack Parkinson-Blackburn (G); Liam Carr (C); Callum Walker; Jamie Halder
Team Manager: Laurence Rogers
Wednesday 19th October 2016