WARRIORS vs EASTBOURNE 'Eagles'
SPEEDWAY WARRIORS TUMBLE OUT OF CAMP
Wightlink Warriors 42 : Eastbourne Eagles 48
Facing a 30 point deficit from the away leg of their speedway Knock Out Cup tie against Eastbourne, the Isle of Wight 'Warriors' tried hard to contain the reigning cup holders but eventually had to concede the tie and the match to the much fancied Eagles septet.
The home side were dealt a blow when Adam Portwood called off with illness forcing the Warriors to draft in Josh Embleton, a promising Geordie junior, who almost made a magical start as he led heat two for three laps before being swamped by the startled Eagles.
That would have been an ideal start to back up Ben Morley’s opening race win – one of five from the Warriors number one on his way to a full and impressive maximum – however it was not to be and once the Eagles had nosed in front, it was always going to be tough for the Warriors to rein back the National League cup kings.