Belle Vue Aces target Elite League Grand Final home advantage

Mark Lemon
Mark Lemon (left) took over as team manager at the start of the season and rode for the Aces in 2004-05

Belle Vue Aces team manager Mark Lemon hopes to use riding at home in the first leg to their advantage in the Elite League Grand Final.

The Aces beat Swindon 97-79 in the semi-final to reach the last two for the first time in 10 years.

They will now face Poole Pirates, who have won three titles in the last four years, in the two-legged final.

"Generally you find the home team get a little bit of advantage," Lemon, 42, told BBC Radio Manchester.

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"We hope to get off to a good start on Monday and take a lead to Dorset."

It will be the final home meeting for Belle Vue at Kirksmanshulme Lane before they move into the 6,000-capacity National Speedway Stadium next year.

They host the Pirates on Monday, 28 September with the away leg at Poole Stadium two days later.

"It's been a long time for our fans since they've been near the pinnacle of the league," added Australian Lemon.

"It's been 22 years since we've won it but we've had a great campaign."

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