Premier League News from all our rivals
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 23rd June 2015
BERWICK fought back from an early six-point deficit to secure a 45-45 draw with Plymouth and extend their unbeaten home run to four meetings.
Bandits Team Manager John Anderson said: “We never had the lead once but drew level on no less than four times against a Plymouth side who really put the effort in and deserved their just reward.
“We saw Coty Garcia make his debut and he did pretty well; he is right at the start of his British career and will settle in very well.”
EDINBURGH's top-of-the-table target is still well within their grasp after a comfortable 65-28 home win against Redcar last Friday.
The Monarchs now travel to the Bears this Thursday before hosting Plymouth the following night on what will be known as Legends Night to celebrate the 500th meeting at Armadale.
GLASGOW's Richard Lawson is targeting an away win when his side travel to Peterborough in front of the TV cameras tomorrow night.
The former Panthers rider said: “We are all pretty fired up for it; David Howe used to race there, I know Nick Morris likes it and obviously I rode there for a couple of seasons so we should do well there.
“They are a strong side, especially at home, so it will be very tough but we stand a really good chance and we're all up for it.”
IPSWICH picked up three Premier League points from their three meetings in four days.
The Witches battled their way to a league consolation point away at both Workington and Glasgow but a home draw against league-leaders Somerset frustrated Club Director Chris Louis after his side let a late eight-point lead slip.
Louis told the East Anglian Daily Times: “Quite simply I needed the team to be mentally tough and they weren't – simple as that. They had done the hard work but couldn't see it through; they were not strong enough.”
NEWCASTLE picked up their first home win in nearly a month with a comprehensive 56-36 victory against Plymouth.
Diamonds Team Manager George English said: “I'm very pleased to win by such a comfortable margin and it is a relief to finally get a home win under our belt after some very difficult home matches.
“Anton Rosen has returned from injury in fantastic form which has delighted me, now we just need Christian Henry to get some consistency.”
PETERBOROUGH are set to unveil a new reserve after announcing Ollie Greenwood will race in his last meeting for the club in their televised clash with Glasgow tomorrow.
Panthers Promoter Ged Rathbone said: “We have understandably been concerned about Ollie's form for some time and have worked with him in an attempt to find some improvement.
“Ollie has done his utmost to try and turn his performances around, but it just hasn't happened and he does not want to be in a position where he could cost the team results.”
PLYMOUTH booked themselves a place in the Quarter-Finals of the Knockout Cup with a 47-41 second leg home win over Peterborough.
Devils Team Manager Lee Trigger said: “We had a bit of luck on the night, but you have to earn your luck and Kyle Newman did a good job for us as captain, dropping only one point from his five rides.
“We got through and finished the job we started at Peterborough, but we did not make it easy for ourselves.”
REDCAR have announced the signing of Danish rider Jonas B Andersen.
The 23-year-old joins the Bears on the recommendation of club No.1 Lasse Bjerre, who assisted in negotiations to bring him to Teeside.
Andersen will make his debut in the home Premier League clash with Edinburgh on June 25 and will replace Rafal Konopka in the line-up.
RYE HOUSE will have to wait until July 9 for their next second tier action after Saturday's scheduled meeting against Peterborough was postponed.
The gap in fixtures means it will be just shy of a month since the last Rockets' team fixture when they travel to Ipswich in just over two weeks time.
Meanwhile, captain Edward Kennett and World Under-21 Finalist Nikolaj Busk Jakobesen have been named as the duo who will represent the Rockets at the Premier League Pairs Championship on July 3.
SCUNTHORPE suffered a narrow 47-42 home defeat at the hands of Glasgow on Friday – but their riders were praised by the club's management.
Scorpions Promoter Rob Godfrey said: “Glasgow put out a very strong side for the fixture but we pushed them all the way - I couldn't have asked for any more from our riders.”
The Scorpions face two away fixtures this coming weekend at Workington in the League followed by Newcastle in the Knockout Cup.
SHEFFIELD have booked Somerset's Brady Kurtz to guest for them in their crucial Premier League clash with Workington on Thursday.
The Australian rider rates the Tigers' track as one of his favourites and bagged 13-points there against Glasgow at the start of the month.
Tigers Co-Promoter Damien Bates said: “He's great to watch around Owlerton and hopefully he can play his part in another good win for the team.”
SOMERSET maintained their place at the top of the Premier League table after backing-up an impressive away draw at Ipswich with a classy 59-34 home win against Workington.
The Rebels now have a gap in their fixture list but the Oaktree Arena will host a third tier challenge meeting this Friday when an Exeter Falcons septet take to the track against Cradley.
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