Colts Pushing For Results

The Belle Vue Colts face the first of two big National League clashes against Mildenhall when they travel to West Row this Sunday, September 1 as they look to consolidate their top four spot.

The Cool Running Colts are on the crest of a wave after handing close rivals Cradley a massive 65-25 defeat at the National Speedway Stadium on Thursday and confidence amongst the team is high.

That result saw them jump several places into second in the table, trailing league leaders Kent by only 3 points, and a similar effort against the Fen Tigers could move them into the No.1 position.

Ben Rathbone says a full-strength Belle Vue Colts can produce the goods against Mildenhall

Ben Rathbone says a full-strength Belle Vue Colts can produce the goods against Mildenhall

And they make the trip at full strength, something which reserve Ben Rathbone believes will make them a force to be reckoned with. He said: “Everyone’s really keen to push on with this meeting.

“We really got stuck in against Cradley. We got our heads down and focused and we got a great result. I’m not saying we can pull off such a big win against Mildenhall, but we’ll be pushing hard.

“They have a strong team, but we’ve proved we’re capable of getting results away from home. We’ll give it everything we’ve got to get as much out of this as we can; at least a point minimum.”

The Cool Running Colts meet the Fen Tigers again for the re-staging of their previously postponed National League clash at Manchester’s National Speedway Stadium 24 hours later on September 2.

Then on September 12, silverware is on the line for the Rentruck Aces when they face the Swindon Robins at home in the first leg of the 2019 Premiership Supporters' Cup Final.

Tickets for both home meetings are available at the stadium box office on race night, or online at


Mildenhall ‘Manchettes’ Fen Tigers:Ryan Kinsley 7.54, Matt Marson (C)6.12, Jason Edwards 7.50, Charlie Brooks 6.81, Henry Atkins 6.43, Arran Butcher 2.00, Elliot Kelly 3.68; TM: Malcolm Vasey

Belle Vue ‘Cool Running’ Colts:Kyle Bickley (C) 8.53, Connor Bailey 7.68, Jordan Palin 8.43, Danny Phillips 6.97, Leon Flint 8.23, Ben Rathbone 3.06, Ben Woodhull 3.29; TM: Steve Williams & Graham Goodwin