Berwick 43 Comets 47 (SGBC)
Photo by Dave PayneSun 08 Jul 2018
The Comets made it back to back victories over Berwick at Shielfield Park last night.
However, that success was achieved at a cost as the two Aussies, Ty Proctor and Mason Campton, both suffered injuries in first bend falls.
Mason fell in a tight heat 1 and knocked the wrist that he broke earlier in the season. Despite continuing to ride through the pain barrier he was in considerable discomfort by the end of the meeting and is now a major doubt for the visit to Newcastle today.
Meanwhile Ty fell in an almost identical incident in heat 3 and suffered arm and shoulder injuries at the same place where he suffered a similar injury four weeks ago when guesting for Redcar. Ty was immediately withdrawn from the meeting and is unlikely to ride at Newcastle today.
The Comets used the IRR facility to cover Ty's four rides, which produced 6+2, as they led throughout the match apart from after heat 4 and again in a three race spell from heat 10 to 12 after which the scores were tied until they went into the final race.
Workington had the choice of gate positions for heat 15 but with Nicolai on gate 3 and Rene on gate 1 both Rene and Berwick's Dany Gappmaier moved as the tapes rose with Rene adjudged to be the cause of the stoppage and excluded for tape touching.
Rasmus Jensen was brought in to replace Rene and he combined with Nicolai to record a 5-1 (see photo above) and so give the Comets a 47-43 victory.
This also meant that the Comets regained the Border Trophy with a 106-74 aggregate victory.
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Last Updated : Mon 09 Jul 2018, 00:46 UK