Rebels through to Premier League KO Cup Final
Somerset Rebels won through to the Premier League KO Cup Final
by beating Edinburgh last night (Friday, September 20th).
won on aggregate 100-80 in their semi-final replay against the
Monarchs after the original staging of the tie ended in a thrilling
emphatically winning the first leg at the Oaktree Arena 58-32,
the Rebels kept things tight in the opening heats of the return
leg at the Scotwaste Arena.
Scottish side was never being able to claw back any more than
eight points of Somersets first leg lead, with the Rebels
virtually assuring themselves a place in the final with four heats
of the second leg remaining.
the tie won, the Rebels did not need to force the issue in the
final couple of heats and Edinburgh eventually ran out 48-42 victors
on the night, leaving the Rebels travelling back to the West Country
with a Cup Final against Rye House to look forward to.
first leg will be staged at the Oaktree Arena on Friday (27th
September) with the second leg at Rye House on Sunday 6th October.
boys did an excellent job," said a delighted Garry May, the
Rebels team manager. "They knew that they could not let Edinburgh
get a foothold in the match and the longer we kept it tight, so
the pressure built on the Monarchs."
one of the team rode superbly, Edinburgh are an excellent team
but we knew what we had to do tonight and the boys did it to perfection."
The Rebels in action during this week's race (Colin Burnett)