Bridger helps Eagles into lead

Cameron Woodward and Lewis Bridger final
Cameron Woodward and Lewis Bridger final

Lewis Bridger was part of the Eastbourne Eagles side which won the first leg of the Elite League Play-Off final.

The Bexhill-based rider helped Eagles to a 49-41 victory at home to favourites Poole Pirates in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Monday night.

Bridger scored 5+1 points from his four rides at Arlington Stadium as the Eagles go into Monday night’s return clash at Wimborne Road with an eight-point advantage.

Eagles manager Trevor Geer told Sky Sports: “It’s been a fantastic meet from start to finish and that last race (when Eagles took a 4-2) has given us a bit of confidence for when we go down to Poole - they can be beaten.”