Comets Aim For More League Cup Success
Workington Comets look to continue their good start in their League Cup group when they take on the Redcar Bears in the return fixture at the South Tees Motorpark this evening at 7:30pm
This is the return fixture following the Comets 56-39 League Cup victory over the Bears at Derwent Park last Saturday evening when a solid performance right through the side saw all seven team members make a valuable contribution to the Comets total.
“It really was a team effort in every sense of the word,” said Comets team manager Tony Jackson.
“Not only did the top end of the side ride magnificently, but it was good to see points coming from right down the order. Reserve Ashley Morris rode brilliantly and Tero Aarnio made a great return to the side after missing our visit to Newcastle five days previously with muscle damage to his shoulder following his crash in our opening meeting. While it was also particularly pleasing to see the form shown by new signing Chris Mills, who was signed three days earlier as soon as we knew that Mason Campton had a problem with his visa over in Australia, which was going to cause a delay.
“It was the first time that Chris had been on a bike since September and considering that he blew an engine in his second ride when in a points-scoring position and then had to finish the meeting on a borrowed engine it was a very encouraging debut.
“Naturally we are keeping tabs on Mason's situation and we want him here as soon as possible, but no-one can even give an indication when that may be. However, we are extremely fortunate that Chris was available to help us out at such short notice.”
Following tomorrow's visit to Redcar, this Saturday (13th April) evening at 7:00pm sees the Comets host the Newcastle Diamonds at Derwent Park in another League Cup fixture and the outcome of this match could go a long way towards determining who will go on to be group winners and book their place in the semi-finals of the competition. Newcastle's recent aggregate success over the Comets in the inaugural Ian Thomas Shield at the end of March has put the Diamonds in a confidant mood going into this fixture and their number one rider, Stuart Robson, who top-scored on their previous visit, will be going all out to repeat that performance on this occasion.
Meanwhile, three Comets – Richard Lawson, Kyle Howarth and Chris Mills, have all been selected to take part in the British Championship semi-final at Edinburgh's Armadale race-way next weekend (19th April).
“It promises to be a tough meeting on what can be a hard track to master,” said Comets owner Laura Morgan.
“Obviously it is great for the club when the riders feature in such a meeting and qualification for the British Final itself would be great achievement and good for the profile of the Comets,” she added.
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Last Updated : Thu 11 Apr 2013, 08:18 UK