Mildenhall Fen Tigers suffer defeat in the National Trophy at Kent Kings
Despite some heroics from captain Danny Ayres, the Mildenhall Fen Tigers were beaten 48-41 away at the Kent Kings in the National Trophy last night.
On a difficult track Ayres stood head and shoulders above the rest of the field as he raced to an immaculate 18-point maximum.
He received good support from Jason Edwards, who combined with the Mildenhall number one for a 5-1 in heat 15, but good racing was at a premium.
Mildenhall struggled at reserve but battling Macauley Leek was unluckily excluded in heat 14, which ultimately cost the Fen Tigers a deserved point.
Speaking after the meeting Team Manager Malcolm Vasey was full of praise for his number one.
“Danny was on a different level today, make no mistake, this was an exceptional six-ride maximum with a combination of fast starts and sweeping passes. He regally entertained the crowd on a difficult surface for racing.
I feel we deserved a point from our endeavours this afternoon and battled hard throughout the meeting. We will now have a short break to regroup prior to our important home NL fixture versus Cradley (on June 9). ”
Jordan Jenkins 13+1 (6 rides), Drew Kemp 10 (5), Anders Rowe 9+1 (4), Rob Ledwith 8+1, (5), Nathan Ablitt 4+2 (5), Jacob Clouting 4 (5) and Alex Spooner R/R
Danny Ayres 18 (6 rides), Jason Edwards 7+1 (5), Matt Marson 5 (4), David Wallinger 4+1 (4), Charlie Brooks 4 (4), Macauley Leek 2+1 (4), Elliot Kelly 1+1 (3)
* This defeat came 24 hours after the Fen Tigers came up short in their bid to overturn a hefty deficit in the Knockout Cup.