Rebels speedway team celebrates winning League Cup
Highbridge-based Somerset Rebels speedway team won the League Cup
for the second time on Friday night (October 14th).
win came after the second-leg demolition of the Glasgow Tigers at
the Oaktree Arena.
Rebels had gone into Friday's match already six points to the good,
having won the first leg at Glasgows Ashfield Stadium 48-42
Any hopes Glasgow might have harboured of overturning that first
leg deficit disappeared as early as heat 1 when Jake Allen and Rohan
Tungate sped away for an opening 5-1 heat win for the Rebels.
thereon in it was virtually one-way traffic as Somerset proceeded
to pile on the agony for the beleaguered Tigers.
By the time the match had reached its halfway stage, the match,
and with it the destiny of the League Cup, was already an almost
forgone conclusion with Somerset having opened up a 16 point lead
on the night.
fittingly, Rebels skipper Josh Grajczonek took the chequered flag
to win heat 11, and it was the cue for celebrations to commence
as it was confirmed that the League Cup would be residing at the
Oaktree Arena for the forthcoming year.
"The boys have really worked hard for this and they deserve
great credit in bringing the League Cup back to Somerset,"
said a delighted Somerset team manager, Garry May, afterwards.
we hit home that 5-1 in heat 1, you could see that there was only
ever going to be one team lifting that trophy, and so it proved."
"The boys did the hard graft at Glasgow on Sunday, and to come
away from there with a 6 point lead was a great achievement, and
one which really stunned the Tigers."
"Every one of the team were absolutely tremendous tonight,
and hopefully they will be making it a double when they contest
the Championship Grand Final against either Sheffield or Glasgow
the week after next. But that is for later, for now, we will just
enjoy the moment of tonights success!"
The celebrations underway last night and, above, Somerset's Rohan
Tungate and Jake Allen on their way to their opening heat 5-1 over
the Glasgow duo of Richie Worrall & Nike Lunna (photos: Colin