Premier League News from our rivals!
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 26th April 2016
BERWICK earned a hard fought 45-45 draw at home to Glasgow despite being without No.1 Thomas Jorgensen and reserve Matt Wethers.
The Bandits selected Stuart Robson and Simon Nielsen as guests respectively with the duo scoring 20-points for the side!
Club Co-owner John Anderson said: “We could not have picked any better guests as they both worked hard to put in some great rides and score a point-saving tally!
“Above all else it was a great speedway match and the way it built was brilliant for the supporters with it's dramatic last heat decider!”
EDINBURGH racer Max Clegg has vowed to turn his away form around and help the Monarchs get back to winning ways on the road.
The Scottish outfit suffered a heavy 57-36 defeat at Workington on Saturday where 19-year-old Clegg failed to score.
He said: “Everybody has been so good to me at Armadale and the best way I can repay everyone is to score points.
“That hasn't been easy for me but I'm working at it all the time and hope that everything will be good shortly.”
GLASGOW star Ben Barker has warned their Premier League rivals that there's plenty more to come from the Tigers.
The Brit helped the Ashfield outfit to a 51-39 win over Redcar in their Premier League opener at the weekend and has big expectations for his new club in 2016.
“I've never won the league so this year's the one,” said Barker.
“When we do click, the poor team that has us is going to get a fair walloping.
“That's what it's all about – getting Richie Worrall back and giving someone a proper tanking!”
IPSWICH boss Ritchie Hawkins says his side can take positives from their League Cup programme to help them in their first Premier League fixture of the season.
The Witches host Somerset at Foxhall on Thursday and Hawkins is targeting a winning start.
Said Hawkins: “The boys have improved throughout that competition – it's been a good settling in period.
“They (Somerset) had a real good win at Peterborough but it will be a totally different story coming to our place this week!”
NEWCASTLE manager George English says his team are one to watch out for following their 56-37 victory over Workington in the League Cup on Sunday.
The Diamonds are strongly fancied by many to have a successful campaign after putting together a highly competitive line-up for 2016.
Said English: “I feel we sent out a message to the league; we know we are good on paper but now we are showing it on track.
“We had a job to do and we did it in style! We were faultless and I think the scoreline in the end could have slightly flattered Workington.”
PETERBOROUGH temporary boss Dale Allitt has urged the club's supporters to stick with the team after a second straight home defeat.
The Panthers were looking to build on two impressive away wins at Rye House and Redcar, but slipped to a 53-37 loss to Somerset.
Said Allitt: “We're all very disappointed and hurting a lot. The really annoying thing is that we went to Rye House and Redcar, bossed the meetings and picked up fantastic results.
“There have been dark days in the past but we want them (the supporters) to stick with us as we will get it right.”
PLYMOUTH boss Lee Trigger says his side's encouraging performance at Scunthorpe will help them when they launch their home Premier League campaign against Sheffield on Friday.
The Devils narrowly missed out on a consolation point at Scunthorpe after going down 50-43 on Sunday.
Said Trigger: “If we had scored just one more point we would have come away with something!
“Our new reserve Stefan Nielsen won two races and it was another meeting under our belts.”
REDCAR's Premier League campaign got off to a disappointing start with back-to-back defeats.
The Bears went down 53-40 at home to Peterborough before putting in a slightly more spirited display at Glasgow – but still suffered a twelve point 51-39 loss.
Jitendra Duffill's side face another challenging spell with three meetings in four days later this week.
RYE HOUSE will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Workington next Monday.
The Rockets suffered a 48-42 home defeat against Peterborough last time out but had won four out of their five meetings previous to that.
SCUNTHORPE star Josh Auty wants to bring the glory days back to the Eddie Wright Raceway.
It comes after the Scorpions got their Premier League campaign off to a winning start with a 50-43 victory over Plymouth on Sunday.
Said Auty: “The league is the holy grail for us. We managed to win it in 2012 and we're trying to replicate that this year.
“It was vitally important that we started with a win and we achieved that.”
SHEFFIELD ace Jason Garrity is targeting three Premier League points when they host his former club Rye House on Thursday.
The 22-year-old rode for the Rockets between 2012 and 2014 and insists he is ready to enjoy a positive season with the Tigers.
Garrity told the Sheffield Star: “Rye House are my former club so it will be good to ride against them; I'm looking forward to it!
“I'm done with putting pressure on myself with targets, I just want to go out there and enjoy myself!”
SOMERSET boss Garry May praised the character of his side as they pulled off an impressive 53-37 win at Peterborough on Sunday.
May says it has given his side plenty of confidence as they prepare to face Ipswich both home and away later this week.
“We didn't have much going our way early on but we knew that if we kept our heads and remained focused then we could pick up the win,” May commented.
“It set us up nicely for the two meetings against Ipswich and we are determined to build on the excellent start to our league programme.”
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