FIFE’S cycle speedway riders are gearing up for a one-off match to determine the destiny of the title in November.

Queen Anne High School-based Fife Revolutions, who are coached by Craig Masson, have finished level on points at the summit of British Cycling’s North and Scotland Division Two in their quest to retain the championship.

Last month, they completed their final matches of the season – Bury Comets and title rivals Astley and Tyldesley – knowing that two victories would be enough to become champions.

However, a win over Bury and a narrow defeat to A&T meant that if the latter claimed victory in their final match against Sheffield, the teams would finish the season level on points to force a play-off at a neutral venue.

That has now been confirmed to be held at Northumbria Vikings' Cramlington track on Sunday November 10 at 1pm.

That outcome came to fruition on Sunday and Masson, who will take some of his riders to Northumbria next weekend to compete in the final leg of the ‘Scottish Fours’ competition, said: “A&T beat Sheffield comfortably, and the rules say that if the teams finish level on points, a race-off is needed at a neutral track.

“That will probably be at the end of October or start of November, and we hope that the venue and date will be done by the end of this week or the start of next week.

“It’s probably fitting that it will come down to the best of three; we beat them by five points when they came up to Fife, and then they beat us by four points down there.

“Our results against other teams have been similar, when we’ve played them and they’ve played them, as well.

“We were unlucky not to beat them down there – we had a couple of exclusions which went against us – but it will come down to who handles the pressure best, and a wee bit of luck during the races, that will swing it.

“Race standard-wise, there’s nothing to choose between the teams, which is good for the spectators, although not so much when you’re coaching it!

“A&T will have momentum because they won their last match against Sheffield, and will be confident because they beat us recently.

“They will probably be favourites but the pressure is on them so we can relax and enjoy the occasion.

“We’ve never been in this position before so we need to make sure we enjoy it and see what happens.”

Meanwhile, the Revolutions hosted round five of the EuroVets Grand Prix recently, in which the cream of the sport ompeted to be crowned over-40s, -50s and -60s champions, and Masson added: “They seemed to enjoy the track, which was pleasing to hear. It’s good for the club to get these events.”