SPEEDWAY News and fixtures

(SPEEDWAY 1)EDINBURGH promoter Alex Harkess admitted Friday’s home defeat against Glasgow had proved to be a nightmare evening.The league leaders dominated on a heavy track, and romped to a 54-39 away win although they did lose Christian Henry with a shoulder injury. Nick Morris top-scored with 16 (paid 17) at reserve whilst Andrew Tully was the Monarchs’ top man on 14.Harkess said: “It was a night when everything we didn’t want to happen, did happen.”(SPEEDWAY 2)REDCAR’S Matej Kus has been handed a 28-day ban from British Speedway as he is withholding his services.The Czech Republic international missed the Bears’ home win over Glasgow on Thursday and was replaced by Kozza Smith as a guest.Promoter Brian Havelock said: “We are obviously disappointed that Matej has taken this decision especially as he has more than proved his ability in his debut season on Teesside. “We are entitled to a guest facility and David Howe of the Scunthorpe Scorpions is lined up to ride for us in a re-arranged Premier League fixture at Newport next Wednesday. Hopefully this matter can be resolved.”(FIXTURES)

SATURDAY AUGUST 27:PREMIER LEAGUE: Berwick v Workington 7pm, Newport v Leicester 7pmNATIONAL LEAGUE: Hackney v Mildenhall (at Rye House) 7pm, Stoke v Newport 7.30SUNDAY AUGUST 28:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Eastbourne v Swindon 3.30PREMIER LEAGUE: Glasgow v Edinburgh 4pm, Leicester v Newport 7pm, Newcastle v Sheffield 6.30NATIONAL LEAGUE: Buxton v Sheffield 3pmNATIONAL LEAGUE KO CUP: Mildenhall v Isle of Wight 4.30MONDAY AUGUST 29:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Coventry v Peterborough 7.30, Peterborough v Coventry 11am, Wolverhampton v Eastbourne 7.30PREMIER LEAGUE: Rye House v Newcastle 2pm, Scunthorpe v Edinburgh 3pm, Workington v Berwick 7pmNATIONAL LEAGUE: Scunthorpe v Mildenhall (follows PL fixture)TUESDAY AUGUST 30:NATIONAL LEAGUE: Dudley v Buxton 7.30