Friday May 11, 2018
CRADLEY will be looking to make it two out of two in the National Trophy when they head to Stoke on Saturday (7pm).

The Motor Market Heathens eventually stormed to a 59-29 home win over the Potters on Monday, but their trip to Loomer Road this weekend could prove a little more difficult.

Cradley will be without their top two scorers from that opening fixture; Jordan Jenkins, who scored a paid maximum, cracked three vertebrae in his back in a crash at Birmingham on Wednesday while Jason Edwards is committed to ride for parent club Eastbourne.

Rider replacement will operate for Jenkins with all other team members eligible to take his rides.

Meanwhile Luke Whitehead, who rides as part of the Carmarthen Dragons Midland Development League squad at Loomer Road, guests at reserve in place of Edwards.

And despite the two absences, Heathens team boss Will Pottinger is still hopeful his side can come away with more points added to their tally.

“We’ve got to go there looking to try and get some sort of result,” he said.

“For sure Jordan and Jason will be a miss but we’ve still got enough strength throughout the rest of our team to go there and perform.

“In an ideal world we’ll be able to win again, but we know it won’t be easy.”

After missing Monday’s fixture due to Premiership commitments, Stoke welcome back former two-time title winning Heathen Max Clegg to their No.1 position.

STOKE: Max Clegg, Paul Burnett, Tony Atkin, Adam Extance, Rob Shuttleworth, Joe Alcock, William O’Keefe.

CRADLEY: Adam Roynon, Conor Dwyer, Kyle Bickley, Bradley Andrews, Jordan Jenkins R/R, Drew Kemp, Luke Whitehead.

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