Eagles v King’s Lynn: Nothing other than three points will do - Geer

Bjarne Pedersen
Bjarne Pedersen

Eastbourne stage the final home match of their regular Elite League season on Saturday (September 6) when they take on league leaders King’s Lynn.

The Eagles are battling in a thrilling race for a place in the end-of-season Play Offs and must take three league points against the Norfolk outfit.

Eastbourne co-promoter and team manager Trevor Geer said,“Three points is an absolute must on Saturday. If we fall short, our Play Off hopes will take a serious blow.”

Geer added, “This is going down to the wire, make no mistake. There is no doubt we need to win away from home to have a chance of getting into the Play Offs. Our record on our travels has been poor and there has never been a better time to put that right.

“Our riders are focussed on getting those away points to give us a shot at glory.”

Eagles No 1 Bjarne Pedersen said the “double header” matches at Coventry and Belle Vue would be an advantage for the Eastbourne riders.

He said, “I think it will work OK for us. It is always about getting the bike set up on an away track. I think it is a bonus for us. If we cannot get into the first meeting we have a good chance to get into the meeting from heat one in the second meeting.”

On Saturday Benji Compton will take the place of the injured Lewis Blackbird for the Eagles.

Re-arranged away fixtures: Monday, September 8 – Wolverhampton Wednesday, September 10 - Poole Friday, September 12 – Coventry (double header A fixture followed by B fixture, 7pm start) Monday, September 15 – Belle Vue (double header A fixture followed by B fixture, 7pm start).