Excellent start for the Rebels

Alex Davies and Jason Doyle.

Alex Davies and Jason Doyle. - Credit: Archant

The Somerset Rebels made a fine start in the defence of their League Cup crown, with victory over Ipswich and a draw at Rye House.

THE Somerset Rebels opened their League Cup season with a fine 57-37 victory over Ipswich and a 45-45 draw at Rye House.

Against Ipswich, the Rebels were all in good form. Jason Doyle was unbeaten in his four races, while Alex Davies (11+2), Josh Grajczonek (11+1), Nick Morris (8+2) and Stefan Nielson (6+1) all gave solid support.

In the away tie against Rye House, Doyle was again in fine form, top scoring with 10+1. He was well backed up by Morris (9+1), Grajczonek (8+1) and Nielson (7+2).

With the scores level with one heat to go, Doyle and Morris lined up for the Rebels. However, Doyle’s bike shed a chain on the start line and Morris was in third position.

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Morris overtook Rye’s Allen on the fourth bend of the penultimate lap. Meanwhile, Anders Mellgren was having mechanical problems, but had just enough to get over the line to share the points.

The Rebels will be looking to build on the excellent start in the defence of their League Cup crown when they welcome Rye House to the Oaktree Arena tomorrow night (Fri).

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