The Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces are targeting an emphatic performance against Rye House on August 16, as they look to cement their place amongst this season’s Play Off contenders.
A big talking point of the BMR Rockets has centred around their swoop for former Grand Prix star Krzysztof Kasprzak, who controversially came into their line-up in a reserve capacity.
In his two appearances so far, the former Belle Vue No.1 came back to haunt previous club Poole after stomping them with an 11+1 haul before following up at Leicester with 7+1.
The Rentruck Aces meanwhile are locked in an epic top-of-the-table battle with Swindon and Wolverhampton as the Premiership top three continue their heart-thumping fight for control.
On their last visit to Hoddesdon, they recovered superbly to edge out their hosts 44-46 in a brilliant last-heat decider; something which they are determined to avoid this time around.
With Max Fricke still side-lined through injury, team boss Mark Lemon will implement R/R for the young Australian while Adam Ellis steps in at No.4 for the recovering Rohan Tungate.
Lemon said: “It’s really interesting how we’re starting to witness the teams in the middle order stepping up their games in the build-up to the business end of the season.
“Of the three currently battling, I personally find Rye House to be the stand-out side but their game plan isn’t something we need be concerning ourselves with at this point.
“Until we’re completely locked in that top four, we’re not counting our chickens. We’ve got a job to do and it’ll take the heart and soul of these boys to see it through to the end.The Rockets have produced some interesting performances lately, some which came as a surprise and others where I’d have expected more, given the level of experience in their side.Of course it’ll be a challenge and we will no doubt miss Max and Rohan. But our boys have come through tougher test than this and I know they are fully capable of coming home with the win.”
Words: Hayley Bromley
Images: Ian Charles
Things are just as tight in the National League as the Cool Running Colts look to extend their table-topping lead against Birmingham on August 18. Tickets available at www.bellevueaces.co.
RYE HOUSE V BELLE VUE – 7:30PM – WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16TH
Rye House ‘BMR’ Rockets
Chris Harris, Ben Barker, Ricky Wells, Stuart Robson, Scott Nicholls (C), Krzysztof Kasprzak, Ben Morley; TM: Peter Schroeck
Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces
Kenneth Bjerre, Max Fricke R/R, Steve Worrall, Adam Ellis (G), Craig Cook (C), Dan Bewley, Jack Smith; TM: Mark Lemon