Speedway: Redcar v Newcastle preview
By James Boothby
Thursday 30 Aug 2018 11:03:00
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Redcar Ecco Finishing Supplies Bears this week play host to their nearest rivals, as the Newcastle Diamonds make the short journey to the Media Prima Arena on Thursday (7:30pm start).

The Bears will be looking to build on their thrilling 45-44 win over Workington last Thursday, in their quest to avoid finishing bottom of the league. The Bears currently sit 1 place, and 2 points above Sheffield with 1 meeting in hand so will be looking for a win to give them a bit of breathing space.

Looking back to the meeting last Thursday, it had a little bit of everything. Bears team manager Jade Mudgway was delighted with his sides efforts, and even had a word of praise for the early evening rain!:

"The track was actually perfect. the rain really helped produce a perfect racing surface. Some looking at Workington's away form may have thought they would walk away with the win, but the bears and our fans knew better. We dug deep in heat 15 with some superb team riding to get the 3-3 needed to win the match by 1 point. Massive credit has to go to Nike and Ben for their brilliant team ride under so much pressure."

Looking ahead to this Thursday's meeting, and the Bears are once again at full strength. Newcastle are without their Swedish Star Ludvig Lindgren, they will operate Rider Replacement in his absence. It is a team packed full of Media Prima experience however, with three ex Bears in Stuart Robson, Carl Wilkinson and of course Matej Kus. Mudgway is expecting a tough meeting, but knows his side will give everything to get the win over their A19 rivals:

"On to this week against our old rivals the Newcastle Diamonds with some well-known faces from the media prima arena they will be a force to be reckoned with. But rest assured there is no team we like beating more and every one of our bears will give everything that’s have to send them packing."

Redcar: Ben Barker, Nike Lunna, Dimitri Berge, Jonas B Andersen, Thomas Jorgensen, Mikkel B Andersen, Jordan Stewart.

Newcastle: Stuart Robson, r/r for Lindgren, Matej Kus, Ashley Morris, Tero Aarnio, Carl Wilkinson, Matthew Wethers.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible for what should be another great meeting!

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