Comets tame the Scottish Tigers
Photo by Dave PayneSun 26 May 2013
Workington Comets 65 Glasgow Tigers 27 (Premier League)
Despite going into the match with only three of our own team members available the Comets comfortably saw off the visiting Glasgow side as they not only recorded their biggest victory of the season so far, but their biggest victory since defeating Exeter 66-26 at Derwent Park on September 4th 2004.
While the Comets line-up contained three guests on this occasion - Micky Dyer (Redcar), Lewis Kerr (Newcastle)and Jozsef Tabaka (Edinburgh)- the team went about their task in a professional manner that would have done our regular seven proud.
With thirteen race winners and nine 5-1's to the Comets name the match ultimately proved to be as one-sided as the score suggests, although the races involving Joe Screen - Glasgow's only race winner - proved to be by far the most exciting.
With rider replacement in operation for Kyle, and Richard & Rene (who were not eligible for rider replacement outings) taking part in heat 15, all of the Comets had five rides; with Rusty recording a paid maximum and guest reserve Micky Dyer claiming a full five-ride maximum to follow the five-ride paid maximum he collected on his last guest appearance at Derwent Park.
But, Joe Screen's race wins in heats 11 and 13 ended the paid maximum hopes of Richard, Rene and our superb reserve guest Lewis Kerr.
Glasgow had earlier given Screen a tactical ride in heat 5 but Rusty got the better of him on the opening lap while ex-Comet James Wright was given the visitors second tactical ride in heat 7 but could only trail home in last place.
All in all it was a good work-out for our top three and yet again we had a great contribution from our guests - the one black spot on the horizon is that for our next home match, against Redcar in two weeks time, Micky Dyer will be riding for the opposition - and on this form he will take some stopping!
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Last Updated : Sun 26 May 2013, 19:39 UK