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Sedgmen to guest for Comets on Monday!
Photo by Dave Payne
Fri 22 May 2015 by Comets Press Office
This Bank Holiday weekend's speedway action sees the Workington Comets entertain the Berwick Bandits at Derwent Park on Monday afternoon, with the action starting at 3:00pm.
This fixture, against the Comets oldest rivals, will see both clubs complete their League Cup group fixtures in a match that was postponed due to a waterlogged track earlier this month.

The Bandits will certainly be coming to Workington full of confidence after dumping Ipswich out of the Knockout Cup by a narrow two-point aggregate margin in last night's keenly-contested second leg in Suffolk.

Meanwhile the Comets will be missing the in-form Ricky Wells, who will be doubling-up with his Elite League side Wolverhampton, but have brought Edinburgh's Justin Sedgmen into the side as a guest for this meeting.

Comets team manager Tony Jackson said: “Naturally we would prefer to have all of our team members with us at all times but occasional fixture clashes such as this are unavoidable and in Justin Sedgmen we have the best guest available. He rode as a guest for us here just over two weeks ago and gave a solid performance so we had no hesitation in offering him another opportunity to ride for us.

“Berwick are a solid side and an entertaining encounter is expected; and with Ben Barker, Claus Vissing and Thomas Jorgensen in their line-up, along with former Comet Kevin Doolan, we need to put in a good performance to take the match points.

“The match will also see our latest signing, Matthew Wethers, up against the team that he raced for in 2013 and 2014, and no doubt he will be keen to get some points on the board against them, so there is plenty to look forward to on Monday afternoon.”

The Comets will also welcome back Kyle Howarth, who missed last Sunday's trip to Rye House after twisting his knee in his heat 13 fall last Saturday evening caused by his engine seizing.

After a few days rest Kyle was able to take his place in Wednesday evening's British Championship semi-final at King's Lynn where he was one of five riders to top the score-chart with 11 points and in doing so booked his place in next month's British Final at Wolverhampton.

Immediately following Sunday's League Cup clash against the Bandits there will be a six-heat Northern Junior League fixture taking place as the Workington Meteors take on the Castleford Castles in what will be their first home fixture of this year's Northern Junior League season.
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Last Updated :  Fri 22 May 2015, 08:47 UK
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