Belle Vue Colts captain Kyle Bickley is calling on supporters to “fill the grandstand” for tomorrow’s [September 28] National League Play Off Semi-Final against Kent in Manchester.
The Cool Running Colts charged to an historic title win back in 2017, and they are among the favourites to claim this year’s crown after performing strongly throughout the season.
Their form away from home, at Sittingbourne in particular, has been as impressive as it has at the National Speedway Stadium, where they hope to build a big lead in the first leg.
Bickley says crowd encouragement is invaluable, and he hopes people will turn out to back his side.
In a direct rallying call to the supporters, he said: “A big crowd adds so much enthusiasm to the team and knowing your home supporters have got your back really does bolster the team morale.
“We’ve had an amazing season and we want to share our success so far with the fans. We know we are capable of bringing home the league title and it’s going to be a fantastic night of racing for sure.
“There’s two strong teams competing on a brilliant racetrack. The action is second to none and most definitely on par with the Premiership. It’s not one to be missed. Hope to see everyone Saturday!”
The Cool Running Colts are also awaiting their KOC Finals opponent after triumphing against Cradley, as they look to complete an historic double for the club on top of the league title.
And the Manchester Masters Sidecar Speedway Final hits the National Speedway Stadium on Saturday, October 12 for a night of alternative methanol action.
Tickets for both home meetings are available at the stadium box office on race night, or in advance online at www.bellevue-speedway.com.
BELLE VUE V KENT – 7:30PM – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 [NL POSF L1]
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
Kent ‘Touch Tec’ Kings: Drew Kemp 8.44, Daniel Gilkes 7.68, Jordan Jenkins 6.51, Rob Ledwith (C) 6.61, Drew Kemp 8.44, Jake Mulford 2.00, Alex Spooner 5.00; TM: Chris Hunt