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(SPEEDWAY 1)EASTBOURNE made a winning start to the Elite League season by defeating Belle Vue 55-40 at Arlington.Eagles promoter Mike Bellerby took plenty of positives from the home side's display, with each of his riders scoring between six and eleven points, with Lewis Bridger leading the way despite a first ride fall.Bellerby said: "This proved to be a night that ticked all the boxes for us, a great result against Belle Vue in front of our biggest opening night crowd in many years."I appreciate there has been the one match ridden, but nevertheless this puts us top of the Elite League table, and that is just where we intend to stay."(SPEEDWAY 2)WOLVERHAMPTON are playing their part in a bumper weekend of activities for Sport Relief 2012.Today, Sunday, the club hosts the first ever Speedway Sport Relief Mile and over 200 participants have signed up - including Wolves team member Ty Proctor.Said Proctor: "This is a fantastic way of helping such a good cause as well as spreading the word about the club and the sport."(SPEEDWAY 3)

SOMERSET have moved to sign Robin Aspegren on a temporary basis as cover for the unavailable Jason Doyle.Aspegren comes in because the Rebels cannot be certain that their No.1 will have his visa issues resolved in time for their League Cup opener at Ipswich on Thursday.Promoter Debbie Hancock said: "We didn't have time on our side as you have to make a rider change 72 hours prior to a match, which would mean Monday evening in this particular case. "So if we left matters in the hope that Doyley got his visa in time and it then transpired that there was a further hold-up, we would have no other alternative but to go into the Ipswich matches with a National League rider at No.1."(SPEEDWAY 4)LEIGH Lanham signed off from his short-term stint with Rye House by scoring paid-12 in the Rockets' Premier League opener against Sheffield.Lanham, who is to rejoin parent club Ipswich next week to ease their injury crisis, helped the Hoddesdon men to a 56-40 win over the Tigers.Lanham said: "I've really enjoyed riding here. I had so much uncertainty to deal with when Newport closed just a few weeks ago, but I want to thank Len (Silver) and Rye House for bringing me in. "It enabled me to hit the ground running, and it's shown in my performances. I also want to thank the Rye House supporters, who have made me feel so welcome these last couple of weeks."(SPEEDWAY 5)RICKY Ashworth continued his perfect start to life as a Berwick rider with another maximum in Saturday's Tyne Tweed Trophy first leg.Ashworth followed up his five-ride full house at Scunthorpe on Friday with an unbeaten showing from four rides at Shielfield Park as the Bandits collected a 54-39 first-leg win over Newcastle, with Lee Complin and Sebastian Alden also adding double-figure scores.Berwick boss Ian Rae said: "We rode pretty much as we believed we could tonight and really gave the Diamonds no room to get too much out of the meeting. "We deserved the win and it sets us up beautifully to make a serious challenge for the trophy in the second leg at Brough Park."(FIXTURES)MONDAY MARCH 26:MIDLAND LEAGUE: Wolverhampton v Birmingham 7.30