Plenty more to come from Eagles, says co-promoter Geer

There’s plenty more to come from the 2013 Eastbourne Lifestyle Eagles.

That’s the view of co-promoter and team manager Trevor Geer ahead of a busy weekend which sees his team in action at Peterborough on Friday and at home to Wolverhampton on Saturday (7.30pm).

Following Friday’s double header with Lakesisde, which saw the Eagles lose 49-40 away and win 52-41 at home, Geer said: “I was delighted with the victory at home over Lakeside on Good Friday but a bit disappointed we didn’t get anything from the earlier away match.

“We did well at their track but the luck just wasn’t with us and points slipped away.

“You can look at the scores from those two meetings and clearly see that one or two in the team can do much better. We know it and they know it and this week the task is to get all the team up to full speed.

“Wolverhampton are always a tough test for the Eagles and we will make sure everyone is ready for a hard fight.”

Two Eagles who were straight back in the groove were the returning Bjarne Pedersen and Adam Shields.

Pedersen said: “It is a great to be back to where I feel I belong. I am just so pleased to be back at Eastbourne. I hope the supporters can see how I really want to do well for Eastbourne.”

Shields said: “I felt comfortable on the bike. I’m not really all that fast yet or reacting perfectly but hopefully that will come and I will be feeling good in no time.”

Co-promoter Mike Bellerby was pleased with the attendance on Good Friday and how smoothly the meeting ran.

He said: “It was a bitterly cold evening so it was especially pleasing to see so many supporters on the terraces.

“I think we succeeded in keeping the meeting moving along, which was important in view of the weather and also in response to comments made at the fans’ forum during the winter.

“It is a big thank you to everyone who helped make that happen. With the weather set to stay cold, our aim will be to move Saturday’s meeting along at a similar pace, if at all possible.”