Premier League News from our rivals!
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 13th September 2016
BERWICK rounded off their 2016 Premier League campaign with a classy 56-37 home win over Rye House.
The Bandits, who are currently up for sale, ensured they finished the season on 29 points with one final victory at Shielfield Park.
Team manager Scott Courtney said: “All the guys, as ever, were magnificent as a unit to defeat a very lively Rye House side and we certainly deserved the win which was very satisfying.
“We have a top infrastructure here at Berwick, one we hope can continue in 2017, but that's a story with a conclusion none of us know at present."
EDINBURGH host Premier League leaders Somerset at Armadale this Friday in a key Premier League clash.
The Monarchs will be looking to beat the weather after last week's scheduled meeting against Glasgow was rained off.
GLASGOW team manager Stewart Dickson believes his side are hitting form at just the right time following their 51-39 win at Workington on Saturday.
The Tigers became the first side to beat the Comets at Derwent Park in the league this season as they strengthened their grip on second place in the table.
Said Dickson: “At last, I think I have seven riders who are just as hungry as me and the supporters to get silverware.
“If we can keep them all fit, we're going to be in with a great chance of silverware, and everything is geared up for success.”
IPSWICH boss Ritchie Hawkins believes a home win over Newcastle on Thursday could be enough to seal their place in the end of season play-offs.
Said Hawkins: “I think if we do that then we will finish fifth and face Edinburgh in the play-offs, that would be my prediction but you never know what is going to happen.
“Newcastle will be our biggest test in a long while but we can't spend too much time thinking about having a good run in the play-offs – we've got to get there first!”
NEWCASTLE stand-in manager Alan Hedley said his side fear no-one following their 57-33 home win over Workington on Monday.
Said Hedley: “Once again this Diamonds side showed its total commitment to winning and making a real go when it comes to the play-offs.
“If we keep this team spirit and determination going then we will be a force to be reckoned with in the cup as well."
PETERBOROUGH pulled off last heat 5-1 against Rye House to secure a 46-43 home win and keep their play-off hopes alive.
Panthers boss Carl Johnson said: “Our season was over if Kenneth (Bjerre) and Ulrich (Ostergaard) didn't come up trumps in that race.
“But we have put ourselves back into a play-off spot by beating Rye House and now the pressure is on other teams to get results.”
PLYMOUTH will be hoping to avoid a bottom of the table finish by beating Scunthorpe in their final home meeting of the season on Saturday.
Devils team manager Lee Trigger said: “We did not want to be in this situation because we had hopes of getting into the play-offs again this season.
“We will be looking for a win against the Scorpions on Saturday to avoid finishing the season on a losing note.”
RYE HOUSE will be looking to build on the impressive point they picked up at Peterborough when they host Sheffield tonight (Tuesday).
The Rockets suffered a narrow 46-43 defeat against the Panthers on Monday but hope to get a win on the board at home to the Tigers.
Speaking after Monday's meeting manager Peter Schroeck said: “I said right from the off that we had come here to give it a go – and that's what we did all night. All the boys from one to seven did their bit in a great effort.”
SCUNTHORPE rounded off their Premier League home programme with a 51-39 win over Rye House on Friday.
Scorpions star Ryan Douglas said: “We were winning plenty of races, but Rye House were packing the minor places. We weren't gaining or losing anything, and then at the end, we managed to pull clear.
“The team is gelling well and we've won four home meetings on the trot, so there's no reason why we can't go away and pick up some points.”
SHEFFIELD co-promoter Damien Bates is targeting at least four points from their back-to-back meetings against Rye House (tonight) and Scunthorpe (Wednesday) as they look to take a big step towards the play-offs.
Said Bates: “Ideally it's always nice to win away, but even if we can just get a point then win at home on Wednesday it should secure our place in the play-offs.
“The target is to get a point at Rye House and anything else would be a bonus.”
SOMERSET look to gain points from their final two meetings of the regular season when they travel to Edinburgh and Workington on consecutive nights this weekend.
While the Rebels are already assured of their place in the end of season play-offs, team manager Garry May is keen to keep the momentum going.
Said May: “We will not be going there to play second fiddle as we will go into the meetings with the same attitude which has taken us to the top of the Premier League table, with the aim of winning the matches.”
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Last Updated : Tue 13 Sep 2016, 23:22 UK