Rebels finish third in fours event

The Somerset Rebels finished third in the Premier League Fours Championships.

THE Cases Somerset Rebels finished a more than creditable third place in the Premier League Fours Championship, despite going into the meeting having lost the services of Jason Doyle at the 11th hour.

Doyle was required to stay in Poland to ride for Australia in the re-staging of the Speedway World Cup and the Rebels were forced to move their meeting reserve, Kyle Newman, into the main quartet.

By the end of the eight heats that comprised the semi-final, Somerset topped their section with 14 points to take the Rebels through to the final along with group runner’s-up Edinburgh, while the other semi-final saw Berwick and Ipswich progress through to the four-team final.

The final itself was an extremely close affair, with nothing between the four sides throughout the 12 heats and with just two races to go Somerset held a slender one-point lead.

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But with Edinburgh providing the final two race winners, it was the Monarchs that claimed the Premier League Fours Championship with 21 points, Ipswich just pipping Somerset for second place with 18 points, with the Rebels finishing third with 17 points.

It’s back to Premier League action tomorrow (Fri) for the Somerset Rebels as they welcome the Glasgow Tigers to the Oaktree Arena.

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There is no rest for the team after Friday night’s match is done and dusted, as the Rebels take themselves off on a mini northern tour to visit current league leaders Workington on Saturday night and high-flying Newcastle on Sunday.

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