Eastbourne Eagles In With Shout Of League Play-Off Final

Friday 7th October 2016

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It’s a crucial night for the Eastbourne IT First Eagles (7 October).

Having taken the first leg of the National League Play-Off Semi-Final 47-43 over Kent Kings, there’s still a job to be done at Arlington Stadium tonight.

Team manager, Connor Dugard, said, “The win at Kent was a brilliant success but that is only half the job.

“We must not relax our guard one little bit.

“The job is only half done and we must hit Kent hard right from the off to finish any thoughts they may have about getting back into the tie.”

Tonight’s match against Kent will start with a parade at 8pm.

“That will give people plenty of time to get to the track after work on Friday and overcome any traffic problems that may be around in rush-hour,” Dugard said, “We look forward to welcoming a big contingent from Kent, hoping to see their team perform an upset.

“The Eagles are determined that won’t happen but we know we cannot celebrate until it is mathematically certain that we are through to the final.”

The winners will meet either Birmingham or Cradley in the final.

Kent will be without Danny Ayres, who is riding for his Premier League club, Glasgow. Ben Hopwood, a member of last year’s treble-winning Eagles’ team, comes in as a guest replacement.

Eagles will use rider replacement at No 2 with Tom Brennan holding on to the reserve position at No 6.

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