FIFE REVOLUTIONS are just two wins from a winner-takes-all cycle speedway title play-off after an eventful double-header recently.

The Queen Anne High School-based team, coached by teacher Craig Masson, took on a gruelling 19-hour day for their final two away fixtures of the British Cycling North and Scotland Division Two campaign at Stockport and Sheffield on Sunday September 2.

Although they fell to defeat in their opener, an 84-69 win over Sheffield kept their hopes of winning a maiden championship alive going into the season's remaining four matches.

A win over Hull on September 16 would guarantee at least second spot in the table but, if they followed that with a victory against Stockport, they would face a title play-off against Astley and Tyldesley at the end of the month.

Masson commented: "It was quite eventful and tough-going.

"We started away to Stockport, whose top four riders are the best in the division, but we kept them to within eight points.

"We then travelled to Sheffield, and whoever won would've kept themselves in the title race. We only had six riders because of university and work commitments, so we were always struggling. We had to put Kayden Davidson, who's a division three rider and only 13, in so the pressure was on the other five, and they delivered.

"We won because of a superb second half of the meeting and now we just need one more to win to secure second place, which was our target at the start of the season.

"If we beat Hull, we'll have achieved our goal and whatever happens after that happens, but if we beat Stockport as well then we're guaranteed a play-off for the title.

"It's all about progression."

He added: "Challenging at the top of the league is more stressful than I thought it would be.

"Some teams have been more physical and there have been things said off the track that have not been too complimentary but that has helped spur us on.

"We've got a good team spirit and have tried to remain positive but I think, partly, because we're the new kids on the block, and have been successful, it's upset a few people.

"We're trying to help promote the sport more, especially north of the border, and we just want to go out and beat the fastest team.

"Our guys are taught to be respectful and they can see that they can be successful doing that."

The Revolutions take on Hull and Stockport at Queen Anne this Sunday, with the first match beginning at 11am.

Entry for spectators is free.