King’s Lynn Young Stars chase Mildenhall Wednesday home derby win

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King’s Lynn Young Stars will look to make it two home wins out of two as they host local rivals Mildenhall at the Adrian Flux Arena tonight (Wednesday, 7.30).

The Stebbings Car Superstore side hit the ground running with a crushing 65-25 win over Stoke in their National League opener three weeks ago.

They suffered a disappointing 45-27 defeat on a tough night against Cradley at Monmore Green last Monday, but team boss Dale Allitt is nonetheless eager to get back on home shale.

He is backing them to make the most of their home advantage to claim local bragging rights in what looks set to be a hugely entertaining clash.

Allitt said: “So far this season we’ve had the big win against Stoke and then a defeat at Cradley last week, and it will be good to get back on our home circuit.

“I don’t really feel you can read anything into the away result last week. A couple of riders in our side had never been to Cradley before, and I think Josh Bailey had only been there once in 2014.

“We have riders who are going well at King’s Lynn, and if they can keep on doing that we should be okay to take the points here. But I’m sure Mildenhall will be coming with the same attitude, and it should be a good, lively local derby!”

The Young Stars will be at full strength, with Shane Hazelden making his first home appearance of the season.

Meanwhile, the Fen Tigers have drafted in former King’s Lynn favourite Jake Knight as a guest for Daniel Halsey in the No.1 race jacket.

The meeting will be followed by a Midland Development League clash between the King’s Lynn Lightning and Mildenhall Tiger Cubs.

KING’S LYNN: Tom Stokes, Shane Hazelden, Scott Campos, Josh Bailey, Nathan Greaves, Layne Cupitt, Ryan Kinsley.

MILDENHALL: Jake Knight, Alfie Bowtell, Connor Mountain, Connor Coles, Jon Armstrong, Sam Bebee, Robert Parker.