NEWCASTLE stunned Rye House with 5-1s in the opening two races at Hoddesdon – and went on to collect a valuable maximum-point away win.The Rockets never managed to recover from going 2-10 down on their home circuit as the Diamonds, with Richie Worrall, Ludvig Lindgren and Claes Nedermark all scoring double-figures, won 50-43 to take all four Premier League points.Newcastle boss George English said: “This was a great match for the Diamonds, and hitting hard with that double hammer-blow in the first heats was really where the damage was done as we demoralised them and knocked a few heads down. “All the lads rode exceptionally and we really deserved our spectacular win.”
SOMERSET won at Plymouth for the second time this season, the Rebels this time coming away from the St Boniface Arena with Premier League points.The visitors added to their League Cup win at the venue with a 47-43 success with the star of the show being reserve Kyle Newman – who missed Friday’s home fixture due to illness but returned to the team with a 13+3 haul.Co-boss Garry May said: “Kyle’s was the obvious stand-out performance of the night, especially given that he was still not feeling 100% after his recent bout of illness, though in highlighting Kyle’s contribution, there were telling performances from the likes of Doyley (Jason Doyle) and Sam (Masters) as well as the rest of the team. “It is great to get our League campaign off to such a good start. We felt coming to Plymouth that we could follow up last month’s win here with another victory, and although we didn’t get all four match points this time around, three points will do very nicely.”
SCUNTHORPE were left to rue the events of a disastrous Heat 9 as a ten-point lead turned into a six-point defeat at Leicester.The Scorpions conceded an 8-0 in the race as both Josh Auty and Jerran Hart crashed out, and neither were able to ride again in the meeting with the Lions taking the final three races by a 14-4 margin.Scunthorpe boss Richard Hollingsworth said: “There’s a possibility that Josh has cracked a rib, while he is also feeling very shaken up and sore. Jerran hurt his thumb and will need an X-ray to see if it is broken. Heat 9 just changed the whole course of the meeting.“If you were looking at this meeting from a negative point of view, you could say that it was another away match where we fell away in the closing stages. But, as a positive, you could also say that we picked up a league point despite being reduced to five riders with six races to go.”(SPEEDWAY 4)
BERWICK put Redcar to the sword with a massive 65-28 Premier League win at Shielfield Park.It was a bumper pay-night for the Bandits whose only setback came when Jason King was taken to hospital with concussion – whilst Ulrich Ostergaard scored all but eleven of the Bears’ points on his own.Berwick boss Ian Rae said: “That was pure domination from top to bottom and it’s just a shame Jay ended up in hospital and unable to enjoy the celebrations. “All our lads played a huge part in the success with special mention to Lubos Tomicek who also crashed with Jay and twisted his knee badly yet still finished the meeting with a good score.”Elsewhere, Workington also enjoyed a dominant night at home with a 58-34 win over Edinburgh at Derwent Park.
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