Make or break time for play-off chasing Eagles

Mikkel Michelsen
Mikkel Michelsen

Ten nights of racing before the end of August will define Eastbourne Speedway’s season.

They could emerge from a frenzied period of action as likely play-off contenders. Failing that, their hopes of glory in 2014 will have been dashed.

After a lull of three weeks, the storm breaks on Monday, August 11, when the Lifestyle Eagles face Swindon at home.

That’s followed by a trip to the Wiltshire club on Thursday, August 14.

Following that they’ll travel to Coventry on August 15th with the Midlands club racing at Arlington the next night.

The stacked month is certainly going to test the riders and decide their place in the play-offs. The other fixtures for the rest of August are:

August 18 – Belle Vue (away)

August 22 – King’s Lynn (away)

August 23 – Wolverhampton (home)

August 25 – Wolverhampton (away)

August 27 – Poole (away)

August 30 – Lakeside (home)

Co-promoter Trevor Geer admitted it was a tough spell for the team, but he expected his team would shock the Elite League with some good results on the road.

Geer said, “I saw how we defeated Poole in our last home meeting and the results in the week leading up to that when we came away from both Leicester and Lakeside with a point.

“The team has upped their game and I’m sure we are ready to dish out some shocks,” added Geer.

“We do need to win away to get into the play-offs and I know we are facing the top teams in the league.

“Eastbourne’s riders are ready for the challenge.”

The first match at home is against Swindon and is set to take place on a Monday night. The event will not be on Sky TV.

The gates will open at 6.00pm with the meeting starting at 7.30pm.