Glasgow Tigers 37-52 Berwick Bandits

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Berwick recorded their fourth away league win of the season when they beat Glasgow at Ashfield on Sunday.

The Bandits had found themselves washed out again at Shielfield the previous evening following a heavy thunderstorm which left the track waterlogged.

The meeting against Rye House Rockets was postponed after ther heavens opened just an hour before the scheduled 7pm start time - no date has yet been set for the re-staging.

This was a double-whammy for the Bandits as exactly the same thing happened the previous week against Edinburgh.

But The Borderers put that disappointment behind them and raced to all four match points with a comprehensive victory over their Scottish rivals.

Berwick got off to a good start with a 2-4 in the opening race from Claus Vissing and David Bellego, and as the Bandits went on to produce the first five race winners - two from Vissing, two from Matej Kus and one from Matty Wethers - the visitors found themselves 11-19 in front.

Theo Pijper was the first home rider to take the chequered flag in six, ahead of Kevin Doolan and Liam Carr, but at 14-22 Berwick were still well in control.

As Glasgow started to get their act together, Rusty Harrison, Pijper again and Anders Thomsen provided more race winners for the Tigers, but with Berwick filling in behind they remained 24-29 in front after nine, at which point Christian Henry, who had retired from his first ride, was withdrawn from the meeting through injury, which meant the home side were reduced to six riders.

Steen Jensen then came into his own for Berwick, winning his last three races in heats 10, 12 and 15.

Bellego and Doolan also won in 11 and 13, leaving Thomsen as the only home winner in the closing heats as Bandits finished with a flourish.

After the meeting a delighted promoter and team manager John Anderson said:

“This was a brilliant win this afternoon and all the guys can take a very just and deserved bow for their superb effort. We are still shocking the speedway experts and long may it continue!”

Bwerwick, who have also won at Workington, Plymouth and Redcar, have now won twice as many away meetingsd as any other side in the league.

This week they face another busy spell with four meetings in as many days.

They start with an away match at Ipswich on Thursday, on Friday they are away to Scunthorpe and on Saturday, home to Glasgow, all three meetings in the league, before they travel to Peterborough for the PL Fours on Sunday.

Glasgow 37

1. Kevin Wolbert 0, 0, 1’, 1 = 2+1

2. Theo Pijper 2, 3, 3, 2, R = 10

3. Christian Henry R = 0 Withdrawn

4. Anders Thomsen 1, 2, 3, 3, 2 = 11

5. Rusty Harrison 1’, 3, 0, Fx = 4+1

6. Kasper Lykke Nielsen 2, 1’, 0, 2, 1 6+1

7. Dimitri Berge 0, 2, 1, 1 = 4

Berwick = 52

1. Claus Vissing 3, 3, 1, 2’ = 9+1

2. David Bellego 1, 0, 2, 3 = 6

3. Steen Jensen 2’, 1’, 3, 3, 3 = 12+2

4. Matthew Wethers 3, 2, 0, 2 = 7

5. Kevin Doolan 0, 2, 2, 3, 1 = 8

6. Liam Carr 1, 1’, Fx, 0 = 2+1

7. Matej Kus 3, 3, R, 2’ = 8+1