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Brian White  Friday, July 26, 2002  08:00 GMT

Mildenhall’s Conference League match at home to King’s Lynn this Sunday takes on an added edge following controversy over the late postponement of Saturday’s fixture at the Norfolk track.

Fen Tigers team manager Graham Drury has lodged a complaint with the BSPA after finding out last Tuesday that the match was off because King’s Lynn had discovered their stadium was double booked.

He branded the King’s Lynn promotion “incompetent” and said he would look forward to hearing the result of an inquiry which is to take place into the matter.

Drury said: “It has been arranged in the official fixture list since March and with four days to go, they informed me it was off. The incompetence of the King’s Lynn promotion is beyond belief.

“I would like to reiterate that it was nothing to do with Mildenhall Speedway. I know we would have taken a lot of supporters to King’s Lynn and it’s them I feel sorry for.”

There were already signs that this weekend’s meeting at West Row could be a grudge match with many King’s Lynn supporters angry that their former promising riding for Mildenhall.

Tigers will certainly hope to get back to winning ways after their narrow double Conference League and Trophy defeat at Buxton on Sunday.

But Drury is still confident despite veteran debutant Malcolm Holloway dislocating a shoulder in the league match and Brundle suffering throughout with hay fever.

He said: “Although we lost both matches, at least in both the competitions the aggregates count so when we have Buxton back at our place, we’re in a very strong position to pick up the bonus points.

“The current champions Sheffield went there and only got 41 points so that just puts how we did into context.”

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