18th Oct, 2017

Play-offs in sight for Bees ahead of Poole showdown

Coventry Editorial 19th Jun, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE ELITE League play-offs are in sight once again for the Bees as they prepare to what promoter Mick Horton believes will be a great night for racing when rivals Poole visit Brandon on Friday.

The Pirates are one of the Bees’ direct opponents for a top-four finish, and if Gary Havelock’s riders can take all three points from the meeting they will leap into third place in the table for the first time this season.

Matches between the two clubs are invariably spicy affairs, made more so on this occasion by the fact that Bees snatched a dramatic 48-47 win at Wimborne Road the last time the sides met last month.

In another show of commitment Hans Andersen and skipper Chris Harris will both be racing prior to heading out to their Grand Prix qualifying semi-finals on Saturday.

Danish duo Michael Jepsen Jensen and Kenneth Hansen complete the top four, but Kyle Howarth misses out due to an ankle injury and James Sarjeant is not yet fit to return while star reserve Jason Garrity is racing for Rye House.

In their place, Bees call upon the track knowledge of former team member Aaron Summers, club asset Joe Jacobs, and Simon Lambert who impressed in a recent guest booking against Wolves.

“It doesn’t come much bigger than Coventry versus Poole, we have a good weather forecast again and it should be a great night of racing,” said Horton.

“Once again I must say how much we appreciate the fact that Hans and Bomber are lining up for us, and it just sums up how everyone is pulling in the same direction.

“The team spirit is superb and hopefully we can carry on winning our home matches, I’ve got a really good feeling about what we can do now.”

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