Allitt eyes King’s Lynn Young Stars first leg cup advantage

King's Lynn Stebbings Car Superstore Young Stars 2015 - Josh Bailey ANL-151004-142037009
King's Lynn Stebbings Car Superstore Young Stars 2015 - Josh Bailey ANL-151004-142037009
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The King’s Lynn Stebbings Car Superstore Young Stars will face the Cradley Heathens in the first leg of the Knockout Cup semi-final at the Adrian Flux Arena on Wednesday, October 7, 7.30pm.

Dale Allitt’s side progressed with an aggregate win over Buxton in the quarter-final last month, and he is confident his side can take a first leg advantage.

Allitt said: “When Cradley visited us in the league we beat them by two points, but it should have been more.

“We need to recreate that form again and take a comfortable lead back to their place.

“We have a good chance of making the final, but we need two good meetings.”

The second leg of the tie will take place on October 14, at Perry Barr.

Young Stars reserve Josh Bailey scored six points in the British Under-19 championship at Berwick on Saturday.

Bailey, who top scored for the Young Stars on Friday night as they beat Kent (see page 45), went into the meeting in good form. He would have fared better but fell in his final ride.

Allitt praised the 17-year-old Bailey: “It will be good for Josh to do the meeting and get more experience at different tracks. He is in great form.

“As a club we are delighted he is riding in it and representing the Young Stars, it shows how far he has come on this season and there is much more to follow.”

Layne Cupitt and Ryan Kinsley pulled out of the meeting. Cupitt is struggling with equipment while Kinsley was out with a leg injury that he sustained on Friday.

Lynn have a league trip to Stoke on October 10, with another away fixture at Buxton outstanding.