Premier League News from our rivals!
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 30th August 2016
BERWICK were edged out of the Knockout Cup as they after a 54-36 defeat at Rye House.
The Bandits held a 16 point lead from the first leg, but narrowly missed out on the semi-finals of the competition losing 91-89 on aggregate.
Team Manager Scott Courtney said: "We were always up against it if we didn't make better ground earlier in the match and while we had our good moments, sadly Rye just edged it at the very climax of the match."
EDINBURGH picked up a consolation point at Newcastle on Sunday - a meeting cut short after being marred by crashes.
The meeting was abandoned after ten races with the Monarchs trailing by six (33-27).
Teenage sensation Dan Bewley suffered concussion while the Monarchs are sweating on the fitness of Aussie ace Sam Masters who is struggling to put any weight on his right foot.
GLASGOW dumped Scottish rivals Edinburgh out of the Knockout Cup - despite losing the second leg 48-41 on Friday.
The Tigers took a 24 point advantage to Armadale and the aggregate scoreline never looked in danger.
A 13 point haul from Richie Worrall helped the Tigers move one step closer to the KO Cup final as they kept their silverware treble hopes alive.
IPSWICH will face two crunch meetings in two days as they chase the play-offs when their season resumes on September 8 at home to Sheffield, with a trip to Redcar the following evening.
NEWCASTLE moved up to third in the Premier League table after a 33-27 home win over Edinburgh - but their win came at a cost.
Diamonds star Lewis Rose suffered shoulder and collarbone damage and faces a spell on the sidelines.
Team boss George English said: "We took three league points but there was a cost to pay which we hope won't bite us back as the season rolls on."
PETERBOROUGH have made their Premier League ambitions clear by making four changes to their line-up.
Danish World Cup winner Kenneth Bjerre and 2006 league Champion Richard Hall rejoin the Panthers while Anders Thomsen also returns with Danny Halsey.
Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen, Emil Grondal, Ashley Morris and Tom Perry are the riders to make way.
Promoter Ged Rathbone said: "The challenge now is to all move forward together – supporters, management, riders and staff – to do everything we can to make 2016 a success.”
PLYMOUTH manager Lee Trigger is hoping Steve Boxall's drop to reserve can have an impact when they head to Edinburgh on Friday for their final away meeting of the season.
Said Trigger: "We have not yet seen Steve achieve what he can do; to be fair, he has had a lot of catching up to do as he has not been riding all season.
"If he finds his true form, he can be a trump card for us at reserve.”
REDCAR pulled off one of their most impressive results of the season as they secured a 45-45 draw at play-off chasing Peterborough on Monday.
Bears No. 1 David Bellego continued his fine form as he finished the meeting with three straight wins to secure two league points for the visitors.
RYE HOUSE won their first meeting in over two months - and qualified for the semi-finals of the Knockout Cup in the process.
The Rockets defied all the odds to overturn a 16 point first leg deficit against Berwick as the Hoddesdon outfit triumphed for the first time in nine meetings.
Team manager Peter Schroeck said: "It's absolutely marvellous what we've achieved, we're absolutely buzzing!"
SCUNTHORPE ended Newcastle's run of six straight wins with an impressive 54-38 win over the Diamonds on Monday.
Ryan Douglas top scored for the Scorpions and he is happy with the progress he has made individually.
Said Douglas: "I'm starting to feel confident and I'm riding the dirt again.
"At the start of the year, I was a bit tentative (after missing most of 2015 through injury) and I wasn't really relaxing on the bike, but I'm now feeling like my old self again and feeling comfortable doing it."
SHEFFIELD reserve Nathan Greaves is confident he can end his season on a high note with the Tigers.
Greaves told the Sheffield Star: "I've had a few ups and downs, and I've had a few problems which I'm trying to sort with bikes and setups. “Hopefully we'll find something that works and I can find a bit more consistency to end the season well.”
SOMERSET secured their place in the Premier League play-off semi-finals after a fine 47-43 win at Plymouth on Saturday.
Rebels boss Garry May said: "The team had to really work hard as the Devils made things as difficult as possible but I had faith in these lads and knew that points were there for the taking.
"Now we just have to take this form through to those play-offs and win that title!"
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Last Updated : Wed 31 Aug 2016, 07:23 UK