Plymouth Devils

Devils look to overturn deficit and set up quarter-final with Rebels

Devils logoPLYMOUTH Devils will have their sights on a quarter-final tie against West Country rivals Somerset Rebels when they meet Peterborough in the Knock-out Cup at the St Boniface Arena on Thursday evening (7.15pm).

The Devils have a two-point deficit to pull back in the deciding leg of their first round tie against the Panthers.

Despite holding Peterborough to a narrow 46-44 advantage in the first leg, the Devils will be on their guard after losing at home to Peterborough in two other competitions this season.

Team manager Lee Trigger said: “Peterborough have come down here twice this season and beaten us at home. But if we can get through, we get Somerset in the quarter-finals, which is a big derby meeting for us and which, I am sure, would attract a massive crowd.”

The Devils will be at full strength, while Peterborough have injuries ruling out number one Oliver Allen and reserve Simon Lambert.

The Panthers operate rider replacement for Allen and have former Devils reserve Ashley Morris as a guest for Lambert.

They are captained by Ulrich Ostergaard, who is supported by fellow Dane Michael Palm Toft with Lewis Blackbird and 17-year-old Robert Lambert completing the top five.

Morris is joined at reserve by 20-year-old Oliver Greenwood.

Plymouth: Kyle Newman, Jack Holder, Morten Risager, Todd Kurtz, Ryan Fisher. Reserves: Roland Benko, Sam Simota.

Peterborough: rider replacement for Oliver Allen, Lewis Blackbird, Robert Lambert, Michael Palm Toft, Ulrich Ostergaard. Reserves: Oliver Greenwood, Ashley Morris.

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