Glasgow Tigers
Craig Cook 15 (5)
Edinburgh Monarchs
Josh Pickering 10 (5)
SGB Championship
56
34
Tuesday 11th September 2018 - Peugeot Ashfield Stadium
Glasgow Tigers
Team Manager: Cameron Brown
56
1. Craig Cook 3 3 3 3 3 15 0
2. James Sarjeant 2* 1 3 1 7 1
3. Claus Vissing 1 2 2 2 7 0
4. Paul Starke 3 1* 1* 2* 7 3
5. Chris Harris 3 3 3 1 2* 12 1
6. Jack Thomas R 0 0 0 0
7. Jordan Stewart 3 0 1 1* 3 8 1
Edinburgh Monarchs
Team Manager: Alex Harkess
34
1. Ricky Wells 0 3 0 2 2 7 0
2. Victor Palovaara 1 0 0 1 0
3. Josh Pickering 2 2 2 3 1 10 0
4. Richie Worrall 0 1* 0 0 1 1
5. Erik Riss 2 2 3 0 0 7 0
6. William Lawson 1* 0 0 1 1
7. Broc Nicol 2 1* 2 1* 1 7 2
Heat 01
 
1. Craig Cook
3
2. James Sarjeant
2
1. Ricky Wells
0
2. Victor Palovaara
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
5
Away
1
1
Heat 02
 
6. Jack Thomas
R
7. Jordan Stewart
3
6. William Lawson
1
7. Broc Nicol
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
8
Away
3
4
Heat 03
 
3. Claus Vissing
1
4. Paul Starke
3
3. Josh Pickering
2
4. Richie Worrall
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
12
Away
2
6
Heat 04
 
5. Chris Harris
3
7. Jordan Stewart
0
5. Erik Riss
2
7. Broc Nicol
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
15
Away
3
9
Heat 05
 
3. Claus Vissing
2
4. Paul Starke
1
1. Ricky Wells
3
2. Victor Palovaara
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
18
Away
3
12
Heat 06
 
1. Craig Cook
3
2. James Sarjeant
1
5. Erik Riss
2
6. William Lawson
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
22
Away
2
14
Heat 07
 
5. Chris Harris
3
6. Jack Thomas
0
3. Josh Pickering
2
4. Richie Worrall
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
25
Away
3
17
Heat 08
 
2. James Sarjeant
3
7. Jordan Stewart
1
2. Victor Palovaara
0
7. Broc Nicol
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
29
Away
2
19
Heat 09
 
3. Claus Vissing
2
4. Paul Starke
1
5. Erik Riss
3
6. William Lawson
TAC
1. Ricky Wells
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
32
Away
3
22
Heat 10
 
1. Craig Cook
3
2. James Sarjeant
1
3. Josh Pickering
2
4. Richie Worrall
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
36
Away
2
24
Heat 11
 
5. Chris Harris
3
6. Jack Thomas
0
1. Ricky Wells
2
2. Victor Palovaara
RS
7. Broc Nicol
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
39
Away
3
27
Heat 12
 
3. Claus Vissing
2
7. Jordan Stewart
1
3. Josh Pickering
3
6. William Lawson
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
42
Away
3
30
Heat 13
 
1. Craig Cook
3
5. Chris Harris
1
1. Ricky Wells
2
5. Erik Riss
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
46
Away
2
32
Heat 14
 
4. Paul Starke
2
6. Jack Thomas
RS
7. Jordan Stewart
3
4. Richie Worrall
TT15
0
7. Broc Nicol
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
51
Away
1
33
Heat 15
 
1. Craig Cook
3
5. Chris Harris
2
3. Josh Pickering
1
5. Erik Riss
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
56
Away
1
34

It's a case of waiting and watching for the Staggs Bar Monarchs now after leaving Ashfield empty handed this evening going down 56-34.

In all honesty the Monarchs got what they deserved as they were regularly outgated and outfought by a determined Tigers team whose season was on the line.

There were bright spots for the Monarchs with some tenacious rides by Erik Riss, Josh Pickering and guest Broc Nicol but the backup was not there to mount a serious challenge. Pickering saying after the match ''You've got to get yourself up for a Scottish Derby and tonight it wasn't to be and they did to us what we did to them the other week. It's one of they days where you need all 7 riders firing and that wasn't the case. It's one of them things where it just seems all 7 of them were up for it and we weren't''

The match got off to the worst possible start with Craig Cook and James Sarjeant racing from the tapes for a heat maximum, further advantages were to come for the home men in heats 3,6 and 8. Many on the terracing wondering why a tactical ride was not used in the latter, this of course being due to the rulebook that does not allow them.

That tactical did come in heat 9 but despite appearing to make the drop Ricky Wells was demoted to the back and the feeling was the match was gone.

The Monarchs did have the odd moment and it has to be said there were some excellent heats. None more so than heat 12 where Pickering's never say die attitude was well rewarded as he rode an exceptional race to round both Tigers in one move.

The very next race serving up more entertainment although sadly from a Monarchs point of view it was the Tigers cheering as they clinched the match with a 4-2 Cook passing Wells and Harris passing Riss.

Richie Worrall had an Ashfield return to forget his woeful night being summed up with a tape touch in heat 14 to end the Monarchs slim hopes of stealing a consolation point.

So it is now out of the Monarchs hands with 3 away points for the Tigers over their final 2 away matches at Ipswich and Lakeside eliminating us from the playoffs.

The Staggs Bar Monarchs head west tonight for a "must-win" derby match in the race for the 2018 Championship Play Offs.

Both Monarchs and Tigers are finely poised to take one of the Play Off places with the likelihood that the winner of the derby will the team to progress, making it one of the biggest derby matches since 2015.

Captain Erik Riss said ahead of the match "It's a big match for us, we want to secure a place in the Play Offs. We don't want to play around, we want to win tonight.

Back in the last match, the Glasgow team was a little different, they're a little stronger, but so are we."

The Monarchs are without Joel Andersson, with Sheffield rider Broc Nicol stepping in.

For those not heading through, check out our live updates from 7:30pm >a href="/live">here.

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