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Somerset Rebels aiming for league and cup double after Ipswich win
9:53am Friday 26th October 2012 in Sport
THE Somerset Rebels achieved the first half of what could be an historic double for the club when they won speedway’s Premier League Cup at Ipswich last night (October 25).
The 14-point lead that they built up in last Friday’s first leg at the Oaktree Arena proved to be more than sufficient as the Rebels won on aggregate 95-90, they losing by just 9 points in last night’s return leg at Ipswich’s Foxhall Stadium.
Crucially, the Rebels kept things tight in the first half of last night’s second leg, so much so that they still held a ten-point aggregate lead after eight of the 15 heats and although Ipswich got to within two points of Somerset with consecutive maximum race wins in heats nine and ten.
A double point tactical race win for Rebels guest Craig Cook, who scored a flawless maximum, he being unbeaten in his 4 rides, pushed Somerset’s lead back out to five points, with Kyle Newman then taking a stunning race win in heat 14, to confirm the Rebels as the 2012 Premier League Cup winners.
Somerset will now look to add the Premier League Championship Trophy to last night’s League Cup triumph as they face Scunthorpe Play-Off Final, the first leg taking place at the Somerset’s Oaktree Arena tonight (October 26), with Scunthorpe staging the return leg on Sunday afternoon.
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