Bandits snatch last gasp win at Glasgow

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Glasgow Tigers 44 Berwick Bandits 46: Berwick snatched a dramatic last heat victory to get their season back on track at Glasgow on Sunday.

And it was former Tiger David Bellego who emerged as the last race hero, winning heat 15 with guest Richard Lawson in third after the sides went into the showdown tied at 42-42.

With no Edward Kennett (stuck in Denmark for a postponed Grand Prix Qualifier) and Kozza Smith and Nicki Barrett both on the injured list, not many people were giving the Bandits much of a hope at Ashfield.

Three times Berwick led in the meeting - on each occasion by only two points - but each time the Tigers forced their way back onto level terms at 6-6, 18-18 and 39-39.

The Bandits were never behind in the meeting, but racing was tight and it was simply too close to call.

Berwick used rider replacement for Smith, which produced eight points.

Lawson, Matty Wethers and Robin Aspegren all won two races apiece, but it was Bellego who was the match-winner, winning three of his outings.

In the vital heat 15 Bellego and Lawson both made the gate. The evergreen Joe Screen managed to pass the Workington man, who hung on for the crucial third spot ahead of James Grieves, but there was no catching the Frenchman at the front.

Glasgow: Joe Screen 11, James Grieves 10, Joe Jacobs 8+3, Andre Compton 6+1, Henningq Bager 6, Jonas Raun 2+1, Joey Ringwood 1.

Berwick: David Bellego 13+1, Richard Lawson 12, Matty Wethers 10+1, Robin Aspegren 9+1, Paul Starke 2, Liam Carr 0.