OXFORD Cheetahs’ hopes of winning the Cliff Peasley Trophy rest on tonight’s final leg.

Gordon Kennett’s side line-up at the Isle of Wight’s Smallbrook Stadium hunting an aggregate victory over rivals Wightlink Warriors and Cradley Heathens.

After losing skipper Nathan Stoneman and James Laker to injury in a nightmare first round, Cheetahs roared back to take a brilliant victory at the second meeting.

It puts them on 60 points, seven behind the host club and seven ahead of Cradley.

The team of Charley Powell, Connor Coles, Ryan Terry-Daley and Jamie Sealey are in good form and Kennett is looking forward to this evening’s showdown.

The Cheetahs manager said: “Our first objective is to win the meeting, like we did with the last one, while what would be even better is if we can win overall on aggregate.

“Charley Powell hasn’t done a lot of speedway recently, he’s mostly been doing grasstrack, but he just seems to get better with each ride, while Connor Coles is a class act at this level.

“Both Ryan Terry-Daley and Jamie Sealey rode well last time as well.

“They’re a nice bunch of lads and it’s enjoyable working with them. We won’t get stressed, but we will enjoy the evening and see where we end up.”

It comes after Powell, Coles and Sealey all impressed at an individual meeting at the Smallbrook Stadium last Thursday.

The riders were each given handicaps based on their ability and Powell won all six of his races, despite starting off 15 metres.

Coles raced off 30 metres and finished third, while Sealey started off the gate and was fifth overall.

Tonight’s action begins at 6.15pm, with 27 races scheduled.

There will be three heats of Pee Wees and three 125cc races, before the three-team tournament gets under way at 7pm.