MATCH OFF: Cup Tie at Birmingham

Eastbourne’s fixture tomorrow (May 15th) at Birmingham in the KO Cup is off.

The Second City club have told the Eagles management that there are electrical issues at the Perry Bar stadium which mean the meeting has to be called off.

Eastbourne’s Director of Speedway, Jon Cook, said news of the problems had come from Birmingham team manager, Laurence Rogers.

Cook said: “While we await an official public announcement from the Brummies, we wish to warn our supporters who may be considering travelling and taking work time off, that the meeting is now on in a fortnight (May 29), subject to the British Speedway Promoters’ Association allowing Birmingham to go beyond the competition cut-off date.”

Cook said that following Mr Rogers’ request, the Eastbourne riders had been stood down for tomorrow.

The Eastbourne Fineprint Eagles hold a 57-32 lead from the first leg of the first round tie.

Next Eagles Action

This week a Friday/Saturday double with the Glasgow Tigers, led by Craig Cook, awaits the Eagles.

Cook was a Grand Prix rider last year and is sweeping all before him in the Championship league.

The away match is on Friday (May 17) when the Eagles riders, mechanics, management – and no doubt some fans – will head to Scotland for a league match against the Tigers.

Then, everyone turns straight round and comes back to the south coast of England for the return.

Eastbourne will be looking on Saturday to get back to winning ways on their own shale after a last-heat drama which sent them to defeat last time out against Leicester.

The match at Arlington on Saturday (May 18) begins at 7.30pm.

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