Away success for the Rebels
Somerset Rebels travelled to Leicester and came away with a narrow victory.
Somerset Rebels 46
Leicester Lions 44
THE Somerset Rebels travelled to Leicester and came away with a narrow 46-44 victory to put them top of the Southern Group Premier League Cup table.
The Rebels started well in heat one, with Alex Davies taking the win and with Jason Doyle’s third spot, gave the Rebels a winning start. The Lions levelled the scores in heat two, with Kyle Newman taking third and Tom Perry bringing up the rear.
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Wins for Sam Masters and Claus Vissing in the next two heats gave the Rebels the advantage. Heat five saw Alex Davies and Jason Doyle share the points and Vissing led heat six all the way to again share the points.
Heat seven saw the Rebels duo of Wright and Masters take an easy maximum to open up a six point lead. The next heat was shared, but heat nine saw the Lions take maximum points.
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The Rebels pulled away again with a 4-2 advantage in heat 10, with the next being shared. Heat 12 saw Masters take the tapes, followed by Newman. Heat 13 was shared with Vissing winning the battle.
The Rebels switched reserves in heat 14, bringing in the more experienced Newman to partner James Wright and the pair managed to share the points. With the Rebels six points to the good, Vissing and Masters came to the tapes. A fall by Vissing saw Leicester take the points, but Rebels took the match 46-44.
The Rebels will be hoping that it is a case of second time lucky tomorrow evening (Fri) when they welcome the Plymouth Devils in a re-arranged League Cup encounter.
The original attempt to stage this match fell foul of the weather earlier in the month.