Rebels qualify for Premier League Championship Final
Highbridge-based Somerset Rebels qualified for the Premier League
Play-Off Final last night (Thursday) where they will meet Edinburgh
in order to determine the 2013 Premier League Champions.
just had to avoid a heavy defeat in last night's match at Redcar
in order to top their play-off semi-final group, but the Rebels
qualified in style with a 47-43 win, earning themselves three
group points in the process to finish with a nine point total,
three clear of Newcastle.
his 18-point maximum for Somerset at Newcastle on Sunday, it was
Rebels captain Jason Doyle who once again led the way with
14 points from his five rides.
said beforehand that we were heading to Redcar with the intention
of winning the meeting and thats exactly what we did!"
Somerset team manager Garry May told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards.
this was another great all-round team performance and we were
fully deserving of or win here tonight."
could have come up here looking for the easy option
of just doing enough to qualify, but that is not our way of going
about things and the boys really wanted that win here."
now we have the Final against Edinburgh to look forward to, having
lost in last years Final to Scunthorpe by a single race-point,
we are determined to go one better this time around."
saying that, Edinburgh will be tough opponents, and if our previous
matches against each other are anything to go by, then the fans
of both teams are in for a real treat over the 2 legs of the Final."
dates for the respective 2 legs of the Championship Final will
be announced shortly.
The Somerset Rebels speedway team in action (Pics: Colin Burnett)