Eagles Boss Wants Fast Start

Eastbourne Speedway stage the match-of-the-season so far at Arlington Stadium on Sunday (June 30).

The Fineprint Eagles take on the Leicester Lions in the first leg of the KO Cup, quarter-final.

The home team are at full strength and are looking to build a substantial lead to take to the East Midlands for the second leg on July 5.

There is also the question of the Eagles gaining a measure of revenge for the one-point defeat they suffered at Arlington in their opening league match of the season.

Joint team manager Will Pottinger said: “There’s definitely a burning desire within the team to put right the home defeat against Leicester from earlier in the season. 

Will Pottinger

“We’ll be looking to get off to a fast start and gain some early heat advantages. 

“I’d certainly like a double figure lead to take into the second leg the following Friday. 

It’ll be far from easy as Leicester are currently the in-form team in the Championship, so we’ll be determined to try and cause an upset.”

*Eastbourne Speedway has announced that season tickets will be valid for this meeting as a thank you to those who committed to the team at the outset”. (see story here)

*Current, serving members of the UK Armed Forces will be admitted FREE to Sunday’s match on showing a valid Services ID card. (see story here)



Richard Lawson, Ben Morley, Kyle Newman, Lewi Kerr, Edward Kennett, Alfie Bowtell, Georgie Wood.


Scott Nicholls, Ellis Perks, Josh Bates, Ryan Douglas, Richie Worrall, David Wallinger, Connor Mountain.

*The collection at last week’s meeting for Macmillan Cancer Support totalled £850.  A huge thanks to everyone who donated to this worthy cause. The money will he channelled to the charity via one of the club’s sponsors, the Holly Blue pub and restaurant, which has Macmillan as its chosen charity for 2019.

Image Credits: Mike Hinves