SPEEDWAY News and Fixtures

(SPEEDWAY 1 – SUNDAY REVIEW)

GLASGOW defeated rivals Edinburgh 36-30 in Sunday’s first leg of the Spring Cup – in the only meeting of the day to beat the weather.Eleven races were possible before the match was abandoned due to rain, with the Tigers therefore taking a six-point lead into the return at Armadale on Good Friday.Winter signings Nick Morris and Richard Lawson both scored eight points from their three outings for the home side in front of a bumper crowd, whilst Sam Masters reeled off three wins for the Monarchs.Glasgow reserve James Sarjeant is another new face for the Tigers this season, and he paid tribute to the improvement works which have been carried out at the Ashfield venue.He said: “The stadium is amazing now. What they've done here is brilliant and I just want to pay them back by scoring some points.”Edinburgh boss Alex Harkess said: “The weather made it cold and miserable but I was reasonably happy with how we went. Erik Riss had two crashes but withdrawing him was only a precaution, he will be OK.”

(SPEEDWAY 2 – MONDAY PREVIEW)

WOLVERHAMPTON will return to full strength for their local derby clash with rivals Coventry at Monmore Green on Monday.The home side welcome back Tobiasz Musielak and Lewis Blackbird to make their Elite League debuts for the club after missing the 42-50 defeat at Brandon on Friday due to injury and unavailability respectively.Coventry bring in Berwick’s Kevin Doolan to guest for Stuart Robson, who remains on the sidelines after his crash at Redcar last week.Wolves promoter Chris Van Straaten said: “We're looking forward to it - we start over again and we want to get some league points on the board. “Your home form is going to build the foundations for a successful season so hopefully, with a full strength team, we can get a win on the table.”Bees boss Gary Havelock said: “It’s definitely a match we can win. We have riders who like Wolverhampton, and looking at our results there last year we won once and I felt we were robbed on the other occasion when we should possibly have won.“We’ll certainly be going there to try and win, but once again without taking things lightly.”(FIXTURES)

MONDAY MARCH 30:ELITE LEAGUE: Wolverhampton v Coventry 7.30

TUESDAY MARCH 31:ELITE LEAGUE: King’s Lynn v Lakeside 7.30

THURSDAY APRIL 2:LEAGUE CUP: Sheffield v Redcar 7.30

FRIDAY APRIL 3:ELITE LEAGUE: Belle Vue v Wolverhampton 12pm, Coventry v Leicester 7.30, Lakeside v King’s Lynn 1pm, Poole v Swindon 11am, Swindon v Poole 7.30LEAGUE CUP: Ipswich v Peterborough 2pm, Peterborough v Ipswich 7.30, Redcar v Sheffield 7.30, Somerset v Plymouth 7.30CITY GEARBOXES NATIONAL LEAGUE: Birmingham v Stoke 8pmNATIONAL TROPHY: Eastbourne v Kent 7.30SPRING TROPHY 2nd leg: Edinburgh v Glasgow 7.30


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