THE ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels will be looking to book their place in the KO Cup Final when they face Wolverhampton in the semi-final this week. 

The first leg of the tie was held at Wolves’ Monmore Green track tonight (Wednesday), with the second leg back at the Oaktree Arena on Friday.

Somerset’s bid to reach the final is not an easy one if the two rounds of league matches between themselves and Wolverhampton are anything to go by, with the Rebels’ only victory from the four matches being a narrow one-point win at the Oaktree, with Wolves winning with comparative ease in both matches held on their home shale.

The KO Cup represents Somerset’s final chance of any silverware this season after the Rebels ultimately finished sixth in the SGB Premiership, their debut season in the top flight of British speedway.

Wolves, on the other hand, are looking for a league and cup double, having qualified for the Premiership title-deciding play-offs.

Looking ahead to the tie, team manager Garry May said: “We know that to reach the cup final will be no easy task.

“But we’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

“We go into the semi-final as underdogs but, as they say, every dog has its day, and who knows, this just might be our time to spring a surprise!”

The winners of this semi-final will meet either Swindon or Belle Vue in the final, which will also be staged over two legs.