2022 British Speedway Season

    PREVIEW: MILDENHALL v EASTBOURNE (NDL)

    MILDENHALL kick off their home league season with the visit of Eastbourne in the National Development League today (Sunday).

    The Fen Tigers are at full strength after Luke Muff was declared fit following his crash in Wednesday’s draw at Leicester, whilst the Seagulls operate rider-replacement for the unavailable Chad Wirtzfeld.

    Home boss Malcolm Vasey said: “The lads will need to be at their best from the start and put our visitors to the sword from the opening races.

    “I saw a strong mentality and great team spirit led by Jordan (Jenkins) on Wednesday and with that same attitude on Sunday I am confident we can come away with the points.

    “With Newcastle sadly withdrawing from the league we are down to 12 meetings in this league season so we certainly can’t afford any slip-ups.”

    Eastbourne co-promoter Lee Kilby said: “The club are really proud of the way the Seagulls have started the campaign with a losing bonus point at Leicester and two points for a draw at Kent.

    “Our aim, as always with away matches, whether it’s the Eagles or Seagulls, is to come back with league points.

    “A win at Mildenhall would be good but they have two of the league’s top riders in our asset Jason Edwards and Jordan Jenkins.”

    MILDENHALL: Jason Edwards, Sam Bebee, Elliot Kelly, Luke Ruddick, Jordan Jenkins, Sam Hagon, Luke Muff.
    EASTBOURNE: Jake Knight, Connor King, Chad Wirtzfeld r/r, Danno Verge, Richard Andrews, Nick Laurence, Nathan Ablitt.