MEETING PREVIEW: It's all systems go for a top-of-the-table cracker

It's all systems go for the biggest meeting of the SGB Championship season tonight (June 29)

Friday, 29th June 2018, 8:50 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:54 pm
Panthers number one Scott Nicholls.

Pace-setting Peterborough Panthers entertain closest rivals Lakeside Hammers in a mouth-watering clash at the East of England Arena (7.30pm).

The meeting was under threat at one stage yesterday due to electrical problems, but that has been swiftly rectified - much to the delight of Panthers owner Ged Rathbone.

He said: “There was an electrical issue yesterday but thankfully the team at the East of England Arena got it sorted very quickly.

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“It’s the biggest night of the GB Championship season so far and it’s brilliant to be involved in a big top-of-the-table clash.

“It looks like we’re going to be blessed with fantastic weather - and I’m sure the two best teams in the league at this current moment will serve up a fantastic meeting as well.

“I dearly hope the fans turn out in force because I have a feeling this meeting will live long in the memory.”

Both teams are set to be at full-strength for the top-of-the-table showdown.

Danish ace Ulrich Ostergaard has recovered from whiplash and concussion to slot back into the city side while the Hammers have Kyle Newman available again after a collar-bone problem.

Panthers go into battle a point clear of Lakeside at the summit, but the visitors boast two meetings in hand.