Rebels suffer first home defeat for more than two years

Richie Worrall.

Richie Worrall. - Credit: Archant

The Somerset Rebels suffered defeat twice at the hands of rivals Plymouth Devils, including the first home defeat for more than two years.

THE Cases Somerset Rebels suffered a double defeat against local rivals Plymouth Devils, suffering their first defeat at home for more than two years.

The Rebels crashed to a 38-52 defeat at the Oaktree Arena, with the top scorers being Brady Kurtz (10), Josh Grajczonek (8+2), Paul Starke (7+3) and Richie Worrall (6+2).

In the return match at the St Boniface Arena, the Rebels were well beaten 57-36 by the home side, Grajczonek (12) and Kurtz (10), the top two riders.

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The crash, which occurred in heat three of the grand final, necessitated the attendance of the air ambulance.

The quartet of Kurtz, Grajczonek, Worrall and Leigh Lanham represented the Rebels.

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The Rebels will be looking to bounce back following last weekend’s back-to-back home and away defeats at the hands of the Plymouth Devils, when they face the Redcar Bears at the Oaktree Arena tomorrow night (Friday).

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