Warriors out to clip Eagles’ wings

The Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors speedway team return to the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium on Thursday (August 30) to face play-off chasing Eastbourne Eagles in a crucial National League fixture.

It will be Warriors’ final home League meeting of the season against a team who have already tasted success on two previous occasions at Smallbrook this season.

This will be the first time Warriors No1 Alfie Bowtell has come up against the Eagles while representing the Island side, but he too was in the wars last weekend taking an awkward fall at Newcastle whilst racing for Lakeside in the Championship. But he is determined to line up alongside Ben Morley and Scott Campos as the Island’s top men will need to clip some Eagle wings.

Scott Campos – Credit -Sportography

Co-promoter Barry Bishop said: “I can’t really believe this match completes our home league programme. We could hardly have asked for a tougher finish having to take on the Fen Tigers and the Eagles at Smallbrook in our last two home league fixtures, but it is what it is and we will be working overtime to try and round our season off on a winning note.”

Gates open at 5.30pm, pre-match demonstrations from 6.15pm, rider parade at 6.45pm and tapes up at 7pm.