Gladiators v The Lions – Preview

The Plymouth Westcolour Gladiators will commence their Home Championship League season at The Coliseum against the 2019 League Champions the Leicester Lions on Tuesday Evening.

The Westcolour Gladiators picked up an excellent losing bonus point at Redcar in their first Away League Match last week and again face formidable opponents in the Lions who beat title holders and pundits favourites the Poole Pirates at Leicester on Saturday evening by a similar 48-42 scoreline.

The Westcolour Gladiators will approach the Fixture though with quiet confidence following an improved performance at Redcar and with clear signs that their Danish international stars Hans Andersen (who rode for the Lions in 2021) and Michael Palm Toft are reaching their peak form and with the excellent form so far at reserve from Dan Gilkes and solid backing from Ben Barker plus the always competitive Alfie Bowtell and Henry Atkins a close match is in prospect.

With Edward Kennet still awaiting a full diagnosis and specific treatment plan for his nasty arm injury; the Westcolour Gladiators will again use a Guest Facility at No 1 and have enlisted the services of Track Specialist Richard Lawson who has been in imperious form for Poole in the Championship so far this season; and who will undoubtedly be encouraged by the Poole Management and supporters; to help dent the early momentum of the Lions who will be one of the main contenders to Poole in the 2022 Championship race, a Title that the Westcolour Gladiators will also aspire to.

Leicester bring a Team full of Team and Individual Title winners spearheaded by the experienced Australian star Nick Morris, a former Somerset Rebel which is likely to entice many to make the short journey down the M5 to watch proceedings with a number of other former Rebels in action.

The Lions also include experienced British Internationals in Richie Worrall and the always exciting Kyle Howarth, the under-rated but very effective Connor Mountain and rising young British prospects in Anders Rowe and the Thompson Twins (Dan and Joe).

A reminder that Tickets are available ONLINE; and this is the best way to ensure and reserve a prime Seat in the NHS Stand as seats are likely to be sold out. You can purchase ONLINE right up to 7pm on the night via the online store here.  

There is also CASH ADMISSION on the night for ALL areas including any remaining Seats (you can also use the Online link to purchase by Card payment on the night on arrival). With many people being off work tomorrow and the Easter School Holidays it is advised to arrive early to avoid queues.

For those who cannot attend or wish to watch from around the Globe, the Fixture is being LIVE STREAMED by Gladiators TV and your Steaming Pass can be purchased here 

The subscription will allow you to watch LIVE proceedings from around 6.30pm and also to catch up after the Meeting if you cannot watch it as it takes place. Ideal for a growing number of our Australian friends who are signing up to Gladiators TV.

Gates Open at 5.30pm

Pre Meeting Rider Parade at 6.50pm

Tapes Up at 7.00pm
Numerous Food + Drink Outlets available

Dogs are welcome (on a lead at all times)
Stadium Car Parking is £2.00
36 Page full Colour Programme is £3.00
Full Toilet and Disabled Toilet Facilities in All Areas.

We look forward to seeing you for your latest instalment of “West Country Speedway heaven every Tuesday at 7pm”.

Image Credit: Jon Sproad