Kings v The Eagles – Meeting Preview

On the back of two successful home victories, the Eastbourne HG Aerospace Eagles travel to Central Park this evening (3rd August) for another must win Championship clash against the Kent Kings.

Following the recent retirements of Paul Hurry and Tom Bacon, The Kent side have strengthened considerably with the addition of Australian Troy Batchelor as their new number 1, whilst promising young Brit Jake Mulford comes in at reserve, alongside Dan Gilkes.

Former Eagle Ben Morley moves into the main body of the team, along with Scott Nicholls, Paul Starke and Cameron Heeps.

The Eagles are at full strength with Drew Kemp returning after missing the Eagles home clash against Plymouth, whilst Nathan Ablitt will look to build on his successful Championship home debut, at one of his former tracks.

The Eagles Co-Promoter Trevor Geer commented

“We are beginning to build a head of steam following our recent home victories, but it’s vital that we start to pick up points on the road as we push for the all-important Play-Off places.

Kent have made the move to bring in Troy Batchelor at Number 1, and it’s a different looking team than when we rode against them in the KO Cup, but the boys are all positive and we feel that we are beginning to click as a unit and will be aiming to come away with a win”

Gates open at 5pm, with the action getting underway at Central Park at 6.30pm.


Kent Touchtec Kings

Troy Batchelor, Ben Morley, Cameron Heeps, Paul Starke, Scott Nicholls, Jake Mulford, Dan Gilkes

Eastbourne HG Aerospace Eagles:

Richard Lawson, Kyle Newman, Edward Kennett, Tom Brennan, Lewi Kerr, Drew Kemp, Nathan Ablitt

Image Credit: Mike Hinves