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Rebels set up attractive deals for loyal fans

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 11, 2012

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The 'Cases' Somerset Rebels have confirmed that the home leg of the League Cup semi-final against Newcastle will take place at the Oaktree Arena on Wednesday, September 19, at 7.30pm.

The second leg will be staged at Newcastle's Brough Park on Sunday September 30, and for those fans attending next Wednesday's home leg there is a special offer on admission to the Somerset's first home meeting in the up-coming play-offs that will decide the 2012 Premier League Champions.

"With the backlog of fixtures that some teams find themselves in, and with the play-offs looming on the horizon, next Wednesday was the only viable date open to us to stage the first leg ," explained Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock.

"Obviously we would have preferred it if we could have held the match on our usual Friday race night, but Newcastle are at Plymouth that night in a league fixture which could not be re-arranged in order for it to be staged prior to the cut-off date ahead of the play-offs.

"We obviously appreciate that a Wednesday night is not necessarily ideal for some of our fans, so those fans that do come along to support the Rebels that night will each receive a voucher entitling them to £2 off the normal adult and concession admission prices for when we stage our first home meeting in the Championship-deciding play-offs."

Season tickets will be valid for the home leg in the semi-final of the League Cup and for both of Somerset's home matches in the play-offs

"It is our way of saying 'thank you' to our loyal season ticket holders in what has been a difficult season weather-wise but one that has seen the Rebels reach the latter stages of the season still in with the chance of winning two major trophies, " added Hancock.

Somerset play host to Workington Comets this Friday (14th) in what will be their final home league match of the regular season.

The Rebels stormed to their biggest home win of the season with a 63-28 defeat of Sheffield Tigers on Friday night.

Such was Somerset's dominance that even when James Wright was forced to start off a 15 metre handicap for delaying the start of heat nine, it took only a lap to catch and pass Chris Schramm, Ricky Wells suffering the same fate with more than a lap to go.

The second half of the meeting was a complete rout, the Rebels registering five maximum race wins in the last seven heats.

Jason Doyle, riding through the pain of a badly bruised jaw, Alex Davies and Jesper B Monberg all completed paid maximums.

Somerset Rebels: Doyle 13+2 (5 rides), Davies 13+2 (5), J B Monberg 10+2 (4), Wright 10+1 (4), Vissing 10+1 (4), Newman 3+2 (4), 7) Perry 4+1 (4).

Sheffield Tigers: Franc 3 (4), Skidmore 9+1 (6), rider replacement (Sanchez), Hall 5 (5), Wells 4+1 (5), Haines 7 (5), Schramm 0 (5).

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