Published: September 21, 2013
Somerset Rebels through to Premier League KO Cup Final

The Somerset Rebels won through to the Premier League KO Cup Final by beating Edinburgh last night (Friday, September 20th).

They won on aggregate 100-80 in their semi-final replay against the Monarchs after the original staging of the tie ended in a thrilling 90-all draw.

After 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.

The Scottish side was never being able to claw back any more than eight points of Somerset’s first leg lead, with the Rebels virtually assuring themselves a place in the final with four heats of the second leg remaining.

With 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.

The first leg will be staged at the Oaktree Arena on Friday (27th September) with the second leg at Rye House on Sunday 6th October.

"The 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."

"Every 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."

Pictured: The Rebels in action during this week's race (Colin Burnett)

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