BUXTON v BRUMMIES, PREVIEW

Saturday October 20, 2018
CLUB co-owner David Mason admits he’s still unsure what league Birmingham will be in next year ahead of their final fixture of the season at Buxton on Sunday (3pm).

A decision is set to be made within the next month ahead of the sport’s winter AGM.

Mason has previously stated he could be tempted to move the Brummies back up into the higher leagues, after spending the past four seasons in the third tier since the club rose from the ashes in 2015.

But Mason says he’s no closer to making any decision and just wants his side to finish on a high in what has been a testing first campaign as co-promoter.

“It really is a crying shame that we missed out on those top four places because I think it’s been a terrific effort from everyone involved here when you consider everything we’ve gone through as a club,” Mason said.

“You name it and it’s probably happened to us at some point this season!

“Injuries have been the most common theme of our season unfortunately and it goes without saying that they cost us a place in the play-offs in the end.

“But it was great to see all the boys back at Birmingham on Wednesday and it was great to see Mitch (Davey) get back on a bike so soon after some really serious injuries.

“As a promoter for the very first time, it’s certainly been a baptism of fire and I’m just hoping that this season was sent to test my patience and love for the sport.

“Who knows in years to come we may look back at this first season on this side of the fence and view it as a blessing in disguise.

“Both on and mainly off track, it’s been a massive learning curve and when you see and experience things from a different point of view and perspective, it really does open your eyes.

“It hasn’t always been easy and there have been some very tough, frustrating and testing times along the way but with the help and support of everyone involved at this club we’ve made it to the end of our first season and we remain excited for the future.

“Which league that lies in, I still really don’t know right now but I just want the boys to go and get one final win at Buxton in the meantime.”

BUXTON: Ben Wilson, Lewis Whitmore, Richard Andrews, Tom Woolley, James Cockle R/R, Kieran Douglas, Corban Pavitt.

BIRMINGHAM: Tom Bacon R/R, Paul Burnett, Max Clegg, Leon Flint, Tom Perry, Sheldon Davies, Josh Embleton.


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