Dates for Shield and Cup Semi-finals

The Championship Shield semi-final dates against Glasgow have now been confirmed.

They are:

AWAY – Tuesday, July 23, 7.30pm at Glasgow.

HOME – Saturday, August 3, 7.30pm at Arlington Stadium.

The home leg replaces the scheduled Championship league fixture against Birmingham. This will be rearranged.

Co-promoter Trevor Geer is pleased to have resolved the Glasgow fixtures after some issues in finding a mutually acceptable date for all parties.

He said: “I must thank Glasgow for their co-operation in this matter, and also David and Peter Mason at Birmingham who quickly agreed to defer the planned league fixture at Arlington on August 3, so that we could arrange the Championship Shield semi-final home leg for that date”

“We must also acknowledge the support of Rob Godfrey and the BSPA management committee in allowing us to stage the home leg three days after the planned cut-off date for the semi-final ties to be completed by July 31.

“With a number of Saturdays unavailable to us in the next few weeks (stock cars on Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, August 17, and Dirt Quake on Friday/Saturday August 9 and 10), we would have had to run a midweek fixture without the co-operation of all parties, which is very much appreciated”.

“We have also finalised KOC semi Final dates with Redcar with the 1st Leg at Redcar on Friday 6th September (provisional) and the Home Leg at Arlington on Saturday 7th September* (this is a Provisional date and may change IF we reach the Final of The Championship Shield, in which case the Home Leg of the Shield Final would be on 7th September and KOC Semi Final on Saturday 14th September).

We would like to thank Jitendra Duffill and the Redcar Management for their very prompt agreement to these dates.

KOC Semi-final 

AWAY – Friday, September 6 (provisional)

HOME – Saturday, September 7

Next home match

Geer added: “We can confirm that there will be no speedway at Arlington on the ‘reserved’ weekend of July 20/21 due to rider availability and the Speedway of Nations in Russia.”

Next home fixture is a Championship league match against Somerset on Saturday, July, 27 when the Fineprint Eagles will seek another home win to keep the club on the fringe of the Play Off positions.

Geer added: “We hope for a big crowd to support the lads in to what promises to be an exciting month ahead with semi-finals to try to win and Play Off aspirations growing.”

On Sunday, July 14, the Eagles are away to Sheffield.

Image Credit: Mike Hinves