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The destiny of Mildenhall Fen Tigers – proudly sponsored by Manchetts Rescue and Recovery – in terms of finishing in the Play Off positions is now back in their own hands after an incredible performance to win by 12 points at previously unbeaten Oxford on Wednesday evening (24/8).

Defeat against Play Off rivals Oxford Chargers would’ve ended any hopes of Mildenhall making the all-important top four but with a performance which saw Fen Tigers riders grab an extraordinary TWELVE race winners out of the 15 heats that was never an outcome to be contemplated and the large visiting contingent of fans returned home to Suffolk delighted with one of the best away performances by the club for years; and aware that now by winning their remaining three matches (all now at home) the hopes of retaining their National Development League crown by getting into the title-deciding end of season play-offs are alive once more.

It was a magnificent all-round team performance. Captain Jason Edwards again delivered a maximum (his FIFTH full house in a row); Jack Kingston put behind him his recent woes to reel off three absolutely vital heat wins and Alex Spooner who’s made a hugely impressive return to the side after being out with injury also scored paid nine (for both riders this was their first ever time they’d raced at the recently re-opened Oxford track); Reserve pairing Josh Warren and the drafted-in Sam Woods delivered some crucial points, not least when Woods partnered Edwards for the heat 12 5-1 which really turned the match in the visitors’ favour; and as for the Fen Tigers; ‘Guest’ on the evening, former NL Riders’ Champion, Max Clegg? Well, his 15 points full maximum was as emphatic as one will ever see.

FULL MATCH REPORT WILL FOLLOW LATER...

Mildenhall scorers:

Jason Edwards  13 + 2 [PM]
Sam Bebee – Rider Replacement
Jack Kingston 9
Alex Spooner 8+1
Max Clegg [Guest] 15 [M]
Josh Warren 3
Sam Woods 3+1