Friday July 05, 2019
LEICESTER are up for the cup tonight with a rare Friday night home meeting against Eastbourne.

And Watling JCB Lions co-promoter Neil Machin has urged the public to get behind the team for what he describes as ‘almost mission impossible’.

Eastbourne hold a 57-33 advantage against an injury-hit Leicester side who have booked 2007 British Grand Prix winner Chris Harris to cover for broken ankle victim Richie Worrall.

Machin said: “It’s up to the fans to come and show the team their support tonight. It’s almost mission impossible but you never know in this sport.

“If we can get off to a good start anything can happen!

“Stewart Dickson will have the boys ready to go for it - we’ve got nothing to lose and I’m looking forward to a good meeting.”

Tonight sees the start of a busy month of July at the Paul Chapman and Sons Arena, which is at Beaumont Park Sports Complex.

The action starts at 7.30 and children go free.

LEICESTER: Scott Nicholls, Josh Bates R/R, Ellis Perks, Ryan Douglas, Chris Harris, Joe Lawlor, Connor Mountain.

EASTBOURNE: Edward Kennett, Ben Morley, Kyle Newman, Lewis Kerr, Richard Lawson, Alfie Bowtell, Georgie Wood.

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