Double joy for the Rebels

PUBLISHED: 09:25 18 May 2012

Somerset Rebels registered two wins in two days against Plymouth.

THE Cases Somerset Rebels had a ‘Devilish’ good weekend as they wrapped up their League Cup group matches with a home win over Plymouth at the Oaktree Arena on Friday.

They promptly opened their Premier League campaign with an away win over the same opposition just 24 hours later, much to the delight of Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock.

“Although we had already made sure of our qualification for the semi-finals of the League Cup with our win at Rye House, we needed to beat Plymouth at home on Friday to keep ourselves in with a chance of finishing in top spot in our group.

“We obviously achieved our aim in respect of getting the win and all the points, and although Plymouth did make a bit more of a match of it after we had hit them with several 5-1’s in the opening four heats, I don’t think we were ever in any real danger of not achieving our objective.

“To then go to the St Boniface Arena 24 hours later and come away with three away points was an excellent way to open our league campaign, especially as the boys were six points down as the match entered its final third.”

With league points already in the bag, the Rebels can now concentrate on their Sky Sports encounter with Ipswich next Tuesday (22nd), a meeting that Hancock believes could be a real classic encounter in keeping with the previous Sky Sports meetings broadcast from the Oaktree Arena.

In the Premier League match against Plymouth, the Rebels won 47-43 with Kyle Newman top scoring with 13+3, backed up by Jason Doyle (11+1) and Sam Masters (9).

The previous day, the Rebels recorded a 52-44 victory. Doyle top scoring with 11+1, backed up by guest Joe Haines (8+1), James Wright (8), Sam Masters (7+3), Claus Vissing (7+1), Alex Davies (6+1) and Tom Perry (5+1).

Somerset fans are reminded that there is no home meeting for the Rebels tomorrow (Fri).

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