Plymouth vs Isle of Wight

Tonight (Friday June 21st) the Jarvis Nuclear Gladiators will take on their closest neighbours in the National League, the Isle of Wight Warriors. The Gladiators have already secured 2 victories over on the island this season but will be looking to get their first home win over the warriors this evening. Co promoter Mattie Bates said “it’s always a great meeting when we face off against the warriors home or away, so I can’t see tonight being any different. The Gladiators have been gaining in confidence each meeting over the few weeks so no doubt they will want to put in a good shift for a home crowd”. 

Monday of this week saw the Gladiators travel to Sittingbourne to take on the Kent Kings in what Bates described as a great meeting between two great teams. Bates said “we were really unlucky at Kent. With 3 heats to go we were only 5 points down but unfortunately just ran out of steam in the last 3 heats. I was still really proud of the team, Kent is never an easy track to go to but the lads put on a great display.” Richard Andrews led the way with 10 points backed up by Adam Shepherd scoring 8+1 and Adam Extance scoring 7. Bates added “after the disappointment of what should of been last weeks meeting hopefully tonight will be a step in the right direction as far as track conditions go.” Gates open at 5:45pm and the first race starting at 7:15pm.

Plymouth Gladiators: Ben Wilson, Adam Extance, Scott Campos, Richard Andrews, Nathan Stoneman, Jamie Bursill, Adam Sheppard.

Isle of Wight Warriors: Georgie Wood, Chris Widman, Danno Verge, Ryan Terry Daley, Ben Morley, Connor King, Chad Wirtzfeld.

Gerry Sims