SPEEDWAY News and Fixtures

(SPEEDWAY 1)POOLE finished runners-up in the inaugural World Speedway League event in Poland on Saturday.The Pirates were four points behind Swedish side Piraterna but defeated hosts Zielona Gora and Esbjerg from Denmark in the clash of clubs who had won their domestic titles in 2013.Poole promoter Matt Ford said: “I am delighted with this result, it means so much to me to see the club win a World Championship medal. This event has had its critics and problems on the way, but at long last we have realised a dream.“I was immensely proud to actually be able to field a team full of club assets and I can't praise Leon (Madsen), Grzegorz (Walasek) and THJ (Tomas H Jonasson) enough. They pulled on those Poole colours and gave it their all.”

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WORKINGTON completed their home Premier League fixtures with a 53-43 victory over play-off finalists Edinburgh at Derwent Park last night - despite the Comets being without their top two riders.Reserve Simon Lambert scored 14 points from five rides for the Comets, and Kyle Howarth picked up 13, whilst Craig Cook and Max Fricke both won tactical rides for the visitors on their way to 15 apiece.Workington boss Tony Jackson said: “Overall it was a terrific night and a terrific result, which has given everyone at the club a lift after a few tough weeks. The Monarchs may have had Steve Worrall and Derek Sneddon missing, but I feel that the absence of Josh Grajczonek and Rene Bach was an even bigger handicap for us, especially at home.“But, without doubt, our match-winner was reserve Simon Lambert, who dropped his only point in five outings to Max Fricke in his final ride, while Kyle Howarth and Ricky Wells both scored double figures to help us to victory. “However, the biggest plaudits of the day have to go to our track staff, who worked all day to transform the circuit into a race-track after all the rain that fell on Friday night did its best to ruin things for us once again.”

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 19:LEAGUE CUP: Glasgow v Berwick OFF (Now Sun Oct 26, 1pm)

MONDAY OCTOBER 20:ELITE LEAGUE GRAND FINAL 2nd leg: Poole v Coventry 7.30

TUESDAY OCTOBER 21:NATIONAL LEAGUE GRAND FINAL 1st leg: Cradley v Coventry 7.30

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22:NATIONAL LEAGUE KO CUP FINAL 1st leg: King’s Lynn v Cradley 7.30