|Sunday, September 12, 2021||3:00 pm||National Development League||2021|
MILDENHALL closed the gap on National Development League leaders Berwick with a 47-41 win over Leicester.
The victory did come at a cost for the Fen Tigers as Luke Ruddick crashed out in his first ride and Sam Hagon was taken to hospital after a heavy fall in Heat 14.
Jordan Jenkins (10+1) and Jason Edwards (10) top-scored for the home side whilst a last-race 4-2 from Dan Thompson (11+2) and brother Joe (14) secured a league point for the visitors.
Mildenhall manager Malcolm Vasey said: “Whilst pleased with the victory, the loss of Luke and Sam was hard to take, and we hope that their injuries are not as bad as they seemed at the time.
“Sam has gone off to hospital for a full check-up and hopefully there is nothing too much to worry about there.
“We will regroup now and look ahead to our remaining meetings and keep pushing on the best we can in the circumstances we find ourselves in.”
Leicester boss Dave Howard said: “It was a good point which the guys worked really hard for, and it was a great effort from everyone.
“We kept in touch and pulled it back at the end to get the point, and it was a fighting display on what was a tricky track, with various delays because of crashes and damage to the fence.”
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