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(SPEEDWAY 1)POOLE promoter Matt Ford is warning supporters to get to Wimborne Road early for tonight's Elite League Grand Final second leg - with a capacity crowd expected.Ford wants the maximum backing from Pirates fans in their bid to pull back an eight-point first leg deficit against Eastbourne, after having to turn people away when they faced Coventry in the equivalent meeting in 2010.Ford said: "To fit in with the health and safety criteria we had to shut the gates just after 7.30pm a year ago. We don't want anyone to be disappointed this year."The Poole management and riders have already said we need as much vocal backing by fans. We need the eighth man to get back the eight points. Every extra fan can make the difference."(SPEEDWAY 2)GLASGOW secured their first league title for 17 years with an emphatic double win over Scunthorpe and Somerset at Ashfield on Sunday.They went through the 60-point barrier against both of their opponents, and with Workington losing at Rye House that means the Tigers are uncatchable in the Premier League.Skipper Joe Screen said: "I have achieved a lot in the sport, and this is well up there in terms of the best moments of my career. I joined Glasgow to win things and I always felt that this season had so much promise, but until we had the points in the bag I was not for celebrating anything."However, our performance was about as good as anything we have shown this season, our win over Scunthorpe was our biggest of the campaign and we then did what was necessary against Somerset."(SPEEDWAY 3)NEWCASTLE youngster Kyle Newman has been ruled out of the rest of the season after suffering leg injuries in his first race of the home defeat by Newport.Newman required lengthy medical attention after suffering a puncture wound which ruptured a major artery and led to blood-loss, but this was halted and there were no breaks. The Wasps took the match 49-41 with Charlie Gjedde scoring an 18-point maximum.Newcastle boss George English said: "We expected a tough meeting and that's what we got, but Mark Lemon's engine problems restricted his scoring dramatically which was a telling factor in our defeat."We also wish Kyle the very best in his recovery from what appeared to be a very serious injury, but thankfully soon became something to worry somewhat less about and that was a major relief!"(SPEEDWAY 4)MILDENHALL have added the Bernie Klatt Memorial Trophy to their calendar - and Sunday's meeting will see the club using an air fence for the first time at West Row.Current National League track record holder Adam Roynon is a confirmed starter along with his Dudley team mate Ashley Morris, Robert Branford and former Fen Tiger Luke Priest from Buxton, and Newport's Aussie star Jay Herne, along with six of the current Mildenhall team.Co-promoter Michael Lee said: "It's difficult to put into words how thrilled we are that we now have an air fence at West Row. When we re-launched the club, it was one of the first things we wanted to do, as everyone knows the safety fence at Mildenhall was one of the most unpopular with many riders."The fact that the generosity of people helped raise the money needed to buy an air fence so quickly, and before the end of our first season, just shows what a special group of people there are backing us at Mildenhall."(FIXTURES)MONDAY OCTOBER 10:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE GRAND FINAL 2nd leg: Poole v Eastbourne 7.30TUESDAY OCTOBER 11:NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAY-OFF S/F 2nd leg: Scunthorpe v Belle Vue 7.30CHALLENGE: GB U21 v USA, Dudley 7.30WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12ELITE LEAGUE KO CUP SEMI-FINAL 2nd leg: Belle Vue v Lakeside 8pmTHURSDAY OCTOBER 13:PREMIER LEAGUE: Redcar v Somerset 7.30CHALLENGE: Sheffield v The Americans 7.45FRIDAY OCTOBER 14:PREMIER LEAGUE: Newport v Glasgow 7.30, Plymouth v Newcastle 7.30, Somerset v Scunthorpe 7.30, Workington v Ipswich 7.30PRIDE OF THE MIDLANDS: Leicester 7.30


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