Birmingham boss Graham Drury dedicated his side’s play-off semi-final win at Cradley to the club’s supporters – and has now called upon his riders to retain their National League title.
The Surestop Brummies beat their Midland rivals by four points at Monmore Green on Monday to secure a 100-80 triumph on aggregate.
The win set up a play-off final clash with Eastbourne and Drury is hoping it’s another memorable end to the year for the Brummies.
“It’s been yet another remarkable season for everyone connected with Birmingham but now we need to ensure we end it on the right, positive note,” he said.
“The lads were terrific again at Cradley and it was nice to grab the win on the night as well as overall.
“That was another one for our supporters who turned out in their droves and, again, they played a part in getting the lads over the line for another important win.
“It was great to see how many people turned out in red and yellow on a cold, Monday night and that’s what this team means to them as fans. Whenever we got a race winner or a 5-1, I really thought we were the home team because the noise they made was unbelievable.
“Cradley don’t get beat at home very often so to do that for the second time in the space of a few weeks must be very satisfying for our supporters, in particular.
“2014 was a tough year for them to take but we came back in fairytale fashion last season and we’d love to make it back-to-back league successes.
“This bunch of lads have got so much potential, they’ve been by far the best team in the league this year, now they just need to go out and win the final.”
The Brummies Travel to Eastbourne for the first leg on Sunday, October 23, with the return at Perry Barr three days later on Wednesday, October 26.
Meanwhile, the club have confirmed they will stage the home leg of their Knockout Cup final tie at Perry Barr a week tonight.
Source : BirminghamMail