STOKE team manager Malcolm Vasey is targeting all six points on offer as the Potters entertain both King’s Lynn Young Stars and the Mildenhall Fen Tigers in the Travel Plus National League double header (30 heats) at Loomer Road on Saturday, 5.30pm.
The Potters boss concedes it has been a disappointing season for the A.R. Richards Potters saying “Things have not gone to plan for us this season for one reason or another but we aim to finish on a high for our supporters on Saturday. We have had two good wins recently over the Isle of Wight and Buxton last week and it’s given us a very much needed confidence boost and we will be looking to continue that form into the weekends meetings. Tony (Atkin) has been unbeaten in the last few meetings and Ben (Wilson) was also unbeaten in his last meeting here also and the rest of the lads all scored well last weekend and I cannot see if we produce the same form against King’s Lynn and Mildenhall why we cannot pick up wins in both meetings and take all six points.”
Stoke welcome back Ben Wilson to the side after he missed last weekends victory while the Potters will use rider replacement for Ben Hopwood.
The Potters firstly take on the Young Stars of King’s Lynn who are spearheaded by former Potter Jon Armstrong who is drafting in as a guest for the injured Josh Bailey and he will be supported by Nathan Greaves who has had a good season for the Norfolk club this year. Supporting the top two are Scott Campos and Ryan Kinsley who form a solid second string unit while the Young Stars will use rider replacement to cover for the absence of Tom Stokes. The King’s Lynn side is completed by Lewis Whitmore and Taylor Hampshire who have showed promise at times in their first season in the National League.
Mildenhall are second to face the Potters and they have in the past had a good record around the Loomer Road circuit. The Tigers will operate rider replacement at number one for former Potter Kyle Hughes who misses the meeting due to injury meaning any of the Fen men are able to take one of his four rides. Tigers team manager Rob Henry has shuffled his pack in order to cover for the Tigers top man moving Connor Coles into the number two race jacket with Loomer Road track specialist Daniel Halsey slotting in at three and Jon Armstrong slotting in at five with Alfie Bowtell completing the top five. At reserve the Tigers have Joe Lawlor who has put in some impressive performances recently in the National League with the number seven berth to be arranged by the Tigers management.
Admission prices for the 30 heats of action have been set at £18 for adults, £14 concessions and £5 for under-15’s.
STOKE (Both meetings): Ben Wilson, Ben Hopwood (Rider Replacement), Tony Atkin, Danny Phillips, Shaun Tedham, Chris Hay, Paul Burnett
KING’S LYNN: Jon Armstrong, Tom Stokes (Rider Replacement), Ryan Kinsley, Scott Campos, Nathan Greaves, Lewis Whitmore, Taylor Hampshire
MILDENHALL: Kyle Hughes (Rider Replacement), Connor Coles, Daniel Halsey, Alfie Bowtell, Jon Armstrong, Joe Lawlor, TBC