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Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 5th May 2015
BERWICK have signed Richard Hall in place of Luke Crang following an unsuccessful League Cup campaign.
Club boss John Anderson said: “Richard will replace Luke at reserve and we feel his experience and track knowledge will put a bit more solidarity to the side.
“He has won both the Premier and Elite League titles whilst at other clubs and therefore knows and perhaps expects the team he's racing for to do well.”
EDINBURGH made it two out of two in the Premier League with a 50-40 away win at Scunthorpe on Monday.
The scores were level with ten heats gone, but four heat advantages and a share of the spoils in Heat 15 saw the Monarchs claim all four league points available.
Promoter Alex Harkess said: “I was very happy with the way the whole team stuck to their task and came through strongly in the end.”
GLASGOW's James Sarjeant is looking forward to the Tigers' Premier League clash with Plymouth this Sunday.
“I got eight paid nine in my last meeting so any more like that and I'll be happy,” he told the Evening Times.
“Everyone is good with the team, the manager, the directors – I've been getting on well with them all.”
IPSWICH team Manager Phil Hilton was left “hugely disappointed” after his side's 49-44 home defeat at the hands of Sheffield on Monday.
He said: “I think several of the riders need to sort out quickly why they are underperforming as we cannot carry on like this.
“I want to see more determination and commitment next time out and less silly mistakes!”
NEWCASTLE face a busy weekend as they kick off their 2015 Premier League campaign with two meetings in three days.
The Diamonds come up against two of the sides tipped to have a successful season as they travel to Edinburgh on Friday before hosting Ipswich on Sunday.
The new greensheet averages for May will see Lewis Kerr move to the No.1 position.
PETERBOROUGH continued their unbeaten start to the 2015 Premier League with a 52-40 away win at Plymouth on Friday. Team boss Carl Johnson was delighted with the win and was more than pleased with guest No.1 Ben Barker.
Said Johnson: “Ben did a terrific job; his performance on the track and his attitude off it were both very impressive.”
“It was another terrific all-round team performance to continue what has been an excellent start to the league.”
PLYMOUTH hope to end a run of three consecutive home defeats when they host Redcar on Friday.
The Devils will be without captain Kyle Newman and have booked Richie Worrall as a guest.
Co-promoter Ashley Taylor said: “We are not going to single out any opponents as easy pickings, but we still believe that we have a side capable of beating any team on our own track.”
REDCAR will be looking to build on last week's home win against Rye House as they round off their League Cup campaign against Sheffield later tonight.
Team manager Jitendra Duffill said: “I'm sure that we will see a very close and exciting encounter; we have performed well in each of our last three fixtures and we will be aiming for another home win.
“The fact we cannot progress to the next stage of this competition does not make us any less determined to add another three points to our League Cup tally.”
RYE HOUSE picked up their first Premier League victory of the season with a 50-42 win against Somerset on Monday.
The meeting saw Danish rider Kasper Lykke return from injury for his first home match in a month and he bagged an impressive 10+2.
He said: “The team has been sticking together and we've been helping each other our; we are still struggling a bit with injuries and availability, but when we get everyone back, we'll be very strong.”
SCUNTHORPE promoter Rob Godfrey was feeling “a little disheartened” after his side's 50-40 home defeat to Edinburgh on Monday.
He said: “I can't point the finger to any particular rider; we were simply beaten by a better side and we didn't have enough race winners.
“There's not much we can do at the moment with the team; we just need to get through May and then there should be something we can do at the end of the month.”
SHEFFIELD bounced back from a heavy defeat at Somerset with a stunning 49-44 away win at Ipswich on Monday.
Team manager Jack Lee said: “It was a brilliant win for us; straight from heat one we led and all the riders played their part again.
“To come to Ipswich and win is a great result, and hopefully we can build on this and put together a good run of form.”
SOMERSET boss Garry May is remaining positive despite missing out on a Premier League point after losing 50-42 away at Rye House.
He said: “If we can take anything from this match it is the fact that the boys didn't let their heads drop, despite the arrears, and almost came back to pick up that away point.
“We were all gutted not to come away from this match with an away point to our names.”
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