CRADLEY will take a 10-point lead to Coventry next week for the deciding leg of the National League Grand Final.
The Heathens lost Steve Worrall and Nathan Greaves to wrist and ankle injuries respectively in Tuesday night’s first leg, but still had enough strength-in-depth to record a 52-42 victory.
Cradley team manager Will Pottinger said: “We are fairly happy with that in the end. We probably would have liked more but considering we were missing two riders by the end we have to be satisfied with a ten point lead.
“We’ll be able to use tactical rides if we need them and we did well at Coventry a few weeks ago, so we’ve just got to give it our best and we are confident we can get over the line.”
The second leg has been set for Wednesday, October 29.