Belle Vue Set For Bank Holiday Blockbuster


Premiership newcomers Somerset are heading to Manchester for the May Day bank holiday, May 1, at 12pm where the Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces are targeting a fourth consecutive home victory.
 
It will be one of only two opportunities throughout the whole of the month of May that fans will have to see the senior team in action at home, with their second being May 19 against Swindon.


Craig Cook and Max Fricke lead Kim Nilsson and Danny King during the Aces v Leicester meeting.
 
Life in the top flight has been challenging for the Rebels so far but their results have been far from disappointing, and they’re determined to seal their first away win in Manchester this Monday.
 
Though both clubs will be without their Danish stars, Kenneth Bjerre and Patrick Hougaard, due to a clash with the European Qualifiers, each team has called on a skilled and capable guest at No.2.
 
Colts captain Lee Payne did plenty to justify his call-up to the senior Aces after an impressive performance against Mildenhall on Friday in which he scored a faultless 15-point max.
 
Heat leader Rob Shuttleworth has also proved his mettle on home turf after recording 8+2 in the same meeting and will make his first 2017 Premiership guest appearance for the ‘Cases’ Rebels.
 
With both sides looking evenly matched on paper, team boss Lemon knows his side are more than capable of delivering the goods and is confident of a close encounter between the two sides.
 
He said: “It was a very stern test for us in our last match against the Leicester Lions. We had a few troubles in the pits which the boys overcame brilliantly to deliver a solid 6-point victory in the end.
 
“It’s clear to me that this team is more than capable of repeating that performance against the Rebels, again without Kenneth, but this time with the added bonus of having Lee Payne with us.
 
“With his current form, and that of Rob Shuttleworth who is guesting for Somerset, I believe this to be a very hot contest and a tight affair in prospect, and one which we’re determined to win.
 
“We’re obviously trying to avoid a “banana-skin moment”, so to speak. The Rebels haven’t been travelling that well but they’re still a very capable team on paper and are not to be underestimated.”
 
Tickets for this bank holiday bonanza are available now online through the club’s official website at www.bellevueaces.co, and will be available on race day at the stadium ticket office.
 
 
BELLE VUE V SOMERSET - 12:00PM - MONDAY MAY 1
 
Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces
Max Fricke, Lee Payne (G), Steve Worrall, Justin Sedgmen, Craig Cook (C), Dan Bewley, Jack Smith
Team Manager: Mark Lemon
 
Somerset ‘Cases’ Rebels
Rohan Tungate, Rob Shuttleworth (G), Charles Wright, Paul Starke, Josh Grajczonek (C), Jake Allen, Jan Graversen
Team Manager: Garry May

Photo - Ian Charles

Sunday 30th April 2017