Rebels into the final
Somerset Rebels turned in two performances of the highest order in their double-header meeting at Newcastle.
THE Cases Somerset Rebels turned in two performances of the highest order in their double-header meeting at Newcastle.
The first of which saw them come back from a 10-point deficit to claim a valuable away point at Newcastle’s expense in their play-off group match to put the Rebels top of their group.
The Rebels successfully defended their 10-point lead gained in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final, and despite losing the second leg 46-43, it was enough to put Somerset into the League Cup final, where they will face either Workington or Ipswich.
Both matches followed a similar pattern with Newcastle making the initial headway, but unable to break themselves free of the Somerset shackles.
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The second leg of the League Cup semi-final, saw Newcastle make the stronger start, with the Diamonds gradually eating into the 10-point advantage that Somerset had built up from the first leg.
“First and foremost, we have seen four fantastic meetings against Newcastle in our respective double headers on Friday at Somerset and at Newcastle,” said Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock.
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“It showed the measure of both sides that there was hardly anything between the sides at the end of what has been 60 heats of pulsating speedway.”
“With Leicester due to visit the Oaktree Arena for the second home match in the play-off group tomorrow (Fri), it is imperative that we pick up all three league points on offer in order keep ourselves in contention for the 2012 Premier League Championship Grand Final against the winners of the other three-team group.”