Rebels reach the semi-finals

The Somerset Rebels reached the semi-finals of the Premier League Knockout Cup after a narrow one-point victory over Workington.

THE Somerset Rebels booked their place in the semi-finals of the Premier League Knockout Cup after a stunning recovery to register a one-point victory over Workington.

After losing the first leg 48-42, they beat the Comets at the Oaktree Arena 48-41 for a 90-89 aggregate victory.

The Rebels were looking to overcome a six-point deficit from the first leg and looked in trouble as Workington led 40-38 going into the final two heats.

In heat 14, the Rebels were gifted a full house Workington’s Chris Mills was excluded after bringing down guest reserve Damien Koppe. Meanwhile, Mills’ team-mate Tero Aarnio suffered mechanical problems and could not race, leaving the Rebels with five points.

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The heat 15 decider saw Jason Doyle and Nick Morris cross the line ahead of the visitors’ pair to complete an unlikely aggregate win.

There is no home action tomorrow (Fri) for the Cases Somerset Rebels, with their attentions turning to Sunday’s Premier League Fours Championship being held at Peterborough’s East of England Showground track.

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The quartet that will carry the Rebels’ hopes this time around are club captain Jason Doyle, together with Nick Morris, Josh Grajczonek and Alex Davies, with Kyle Newman as team reserve.

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