HEATHENS v BELLE VUE, PREVIEW

Sunday August 27, 2017
CRADLEY will be without key duo Danny Ayres and Richard Hall for Monday’s must-win clash with Belle Vue at Monmore Green (approx. 7.45).

Ayres has today been ruled out on compassionate grounds whilst Hall aggravated his shoulder injury riding for Eastbourne on Saturday.

Club bosses are now working frantically to secure a guest for one of the duo whilst rider replacement will cover the other and a further team update will be issued once confirmed.

It remains a massive meeting for the Motor Market Heathens, who know they need three points to keep any hopes of making the Travel Plus National League play-offs alive.

And skipper Tom Perry knows they now need to deliver by winning all of their remaining meetings to stand any chance of earning a top four spot.

Said Perry: “We know we can’t afford to lose any more meetings now, this is it and we need to start delivering.

“We’ve been saying it for a while, but Monday really is our last chance. It’s going to be another tough meeting because Belle Vue are a strong side.

“It’s going to be a big night for us, but hopefully we can come out firing and pick up where we left off in the last few races against Birmingham.

“If we can beat Belle Vue then win the rest of our meetings then we’ve just got to see where it takes us and hope it’s enough for the top four.”

The Heathens have drafted in Lewis Whitmore to guest for the injured Tyler Govier at reserve, whilst Joe Lawlor returns to the side in the middle order.

Belle Vue operate rider replacement for Kyle Bickley at No.2, with former Heathens’ favourite Jon Armstrong guesting for Lee Payne in the No.3 race jacket.

They also feature star duo Dan Bewley and Jack Smith, both of whom will be racing for the Belle Vue Aces earlier in the evening in the top flight against Wolverhampton (6pm).

The Heathens’ meeting gets underway immediately after that clash, and a turnstile will open at approximately 7.15 for those who just wish to watch the National League action.

Normal Wolverhampton admission prices apply for the double header and any Heathens season ticket holders who wish to watch both meetings can pay £5 for both. Then normal Heathens ticket prices and season tickets apply from 7.15.

Both Wolverhampton and Cradley will be producing their own individual club programmes for the occasion which will also include the racecard for both meetings.

WOLVERHAMPTON admission prices to include both meetings:

Adults - £18
Concessions* - £13
* Students/senior citizens (over 60)/ Registered Disabled
Junior (Age 13 to 18 incl) - £7
Child (age 6 to 12 incl) - £1
Children 5 and under admitted – FREE

HEATHENS admission prices from 7.15 approx:
Adults - £12
Concessions/Students - £10*
Juniors 13-18 - £5
Children - £2
*Start aged 60 and also include the disabled.

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