Aces Aim For One Last Hurrah!

With time becoming tighter than ever as the season approaches its end, Belle Vue are praying that second time’s a charm as they get set to host Wolverhampton in the second leg of the KOC final.

Their first attempt last week was washed out by the elements after the Rentruck Aces made significant headway in reducing the 10-point aggregate deficit, recovering four points after Heat 6.

But an unscripted downpour saw the meeting abandoned just short of being able to declare a result, meaning the scores reset to 40-50 for the re-staging date this Monday, October 16.

With Max Fricke back on the injury sidelines and Craig Cook on a 7-Day Prior of Inactivity, the Rentruck Aces bring in Chris Harris to cover for Fricke at No.5 with R/R/ in place for Cook at No.3.

Wolverhampton have also had to call in an army of guests to cover their injury victims with Scott Nicholls, Richard Lawson and Richie Worrall in action for the visitors in Manchester.

Belle Vue No.2 Steve Worrall said: “We’re keeping everything crossed for a dry night. It’s all to play for for both sides and me and the boys are desperate to put on a great show for the fans.

“We’ve got a bit of work to do before we can say we’ve earned that trophy but we’re quite prepared to put in the effort and do what we’ve got to do to give ourselves a fighting chance.

“Wolverhampton are patched up on paper but those are the kind of teams that can prove devastating if underestimated so we will be appearing this with the same respect we always do.

“Obviously we’d like to have had both Max and Craig with us but circumstances have taken that out of our hands. We’re grateful to Chris for stepping in and I’m sure he’ll do a great job for us.

“We’ve worked so hard all season. to fall at this last hurdle would be heart-breaking. We know we deserve something to show for our efforts and the Knock Out Cup would be just such a prize.”

It’s a busy week across the board for Belle Vue with meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday before the club gathers for its end-of-season celebration, ‘The Maugers’ on October 21.

Tickets for all upcoming events are available online at For bookings to The "Maugers", please call 0161 711 0828 and choose Option 2 for Speedway.


Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces
Kenneth Bjerre, Steve Worrall, Craig Cook R/R, Rohan Tungate, Chris Harris (G), Dan Bewley, Jack Smith; TM: Mark Lemon

Wolverhampton ‘Parrys International’ Wolves
Scott Nicholls (G), Richard Lawson (G), Richie Worrall (G), Jacob Thorssell R/R, Sam Masters (C), Mark Riss Nathan Greaves; TM: Peter Adams

Photo - Ian Charles

Monday 16th October 2017