KENT 'Kings' vs ISLE OF WIGHT 'Warriors'

National League : 09/07/2018


Busy Week For The Warriors Starts In Kent


The Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors speedway team have a busy time ahead with three meeting in four days, starting with a trip to Sittingbourne tomorrow to take on the Kent Kings.


Visits to the well appointed Central Park stadium are never easy affairs and the home sides’ tails will be up after their six point win on the Island last Thursday.  Kent are expected to make one change with Nick Laurence making way for William O’Keefe whilst Warriors bring in Connor King at reserve in place of O’Keefe.


Due to curfew restrictions at the track it’s a 6.30 start in Kent followed by a quick turnaround to be ready for  the Vincent’s Handicap meeting at Smallbrook Stadium on Tuesday evening and then another trip, this time to Plymouth on Thursday.


Kings: Luke Bowen, Taylor Hampshire, Jack Thomas, Anders Rowe, Nathan Stoneman, William O’Keefe, Alex Spooner.


Warriors: Ben Morley, Rider Replacement for Chris Widman, Scott Campos, Danno Verge, Alfie Bowtell, Connor King, Shaun Tedham.


Warriors At Kent – Déjà Vu


Kent 57 Isle of Wight 33


Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors second visit to meet Kent at Sittingbourne ended up with a repeat of the score at the end of May.  Both National Trophy and National League matches have seen the visitors well beaten by twenty four points.


The home side went in to the meeting in confident mood following their away win on the Island last week.  Former Kent man Ben Morley and Alfie Bowtell again worked overtime to keep the Warriors afloat but needed greater back up against a compact Kings side scoring from all positions.


Kent: Luke Bowen 13, Taylor Hampshire 7+3, Nathan Stoneman 11+1, Anders Rowe 6+1, Jack Thomas 8, William O’Keefe 4+1, Alex Spooner 8+1.


Warriors: Ben Morley 12, Rider Replacement for Chris Widman, Scott Campos 3, Danno Verge 12, Alfie Bowtell 12, Connor King 1, Shaun Tedham 0.

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