Newcastle Diamonds
Steve Worrall 14 (5)
Edinburgh Monarchs
Ricky Wells 10 (5)
SGB Championship Shield
50
40
Sunday 21st April 2019 - Newcastle Stadium
Newcastle Diamonds
Team Manager: George English
50
1. Steve Worrall 3 3 2 3 3 14 0
2. Simon Lambert 1 1 1 0 3 0
3. Lasse Bjerre 2* 2 R 1 5 1
4. Matthew Wethers 3 1* 3 3 2* 12 2
5. Thomas Jorgensen 3 3 FD F 6 0
6. Max Clegg 3 0 3 3 1 10 0
7. Danny Philips 0 0 0 0 0
Edinburgh Monarchs
Team Manager: John Campbell
40
1. Ricky Wells 2 3 2 2 1 10 0
2. Justin Sedgmen 0 0 3 1* 4 1
3. Josh Pickering FD 1* 3 2 0 6 1
4. Joel Andersson 1 2 1 2 6 0
5. Cameron Heeps 2 2 2 1* 7 1
6. William Lawson 2 0 1* 3 1
7. Luke Ruddick 1* 1* 2* 0 0 4 3
Heat 01
 
1. Steve Worrall
3
2. Simon Lambert
1
1. Ricky Wells
2
2. Justin Sedgmen
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
4
Away
2
2
Heat 02
 
6. Max Clegg
3
7. Danny Philips
0
6. William Lawson
2
7. Luke Ruddick
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
7
Away
3
5
Heat 03
 
3. Lasse Bjerre
2
4. Matthew Wethers
3
3. Josh Pickering
FD
4. Joel Andersson
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
12
Away
1
6
Heat 04
 
5. Thomas Jorgensen
3
7. Danny Philips
0
5. Cameron Heeps
2
7. Luke Ruddick
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
15
Away
3
9
Heat 05
 
3. Lasse Bjerre
2
4. Matthew Wethers
1
1. Ricky Wells
3
2. Justin Sedgmen
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
18
Away
3
12
Heat 06
 
1. Steve Worrall
3
2. Simon Lambert
1
5. Cameron Heeps
2
6. William Lawson
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
22
Away
2
14
Heat 07
 
5. Thomas Jorgensen
3
6. Max Clegg
0
3. Josh Pickering
1
4. Joel Andersson
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
25
Away
3
17
Heat 08
 
2. Simon Lambert
1
7. Danny Philips
0
2. Justin Sedgmen
3
7. Luke Ruddick
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
1
26
Away
5
22
Heat 09
 
3. Lasse Bjerre
R
4. Matthew Wethers
3
5. Cameron Heeps
2
6. William Lawson
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
29
Away
3
25
Heat 10
 
1. Steve Worrall
2
2. Simon Lambert
0
3. Josh Pickering
3
4. Joel Andersson
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
2
31
Away
4
29
Heat 11
 
5. Thomas Jorgensen
FD
6. Max Clegg
3
1. Ricky Wells
2
2. Justin Sedgmen
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
34
Away
3
32
Heat 12
 
3. Lasse Bjerre
1
7. Danny Philips
RS
6. Max Clegg
3
3. Josh Pickering
2
6. William Lawson
RS
7. Luke Ruddick
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
38
Away
2
34
Heat 13
 
1. Steve Worrall
3
5. Thomas Jorgensen
F
1. Ricky Wells
2
5. Cameron Heeps
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
41
Away
3
37
Heat 14
 
4. Matthew Wethers
3
6. Max Clegg
1
4. Joel Andersson
2
7. Luke Ruddick
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
45
Away
2
39
Heat 15
 
1. Steve Worrall
3
4. Matthew Wethers
2
1. Ricky Wells
1
3. Josh Pickering
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
50
Away
1
40

The Staggs Bar Monarchs went down by 10 points in their first Shield away match, missing out on a possible point when they lost a heat 15 5-1.

We had our moments during the evening but can't have any complaints about the result, we didn't do enough and provided only three race winners.

Perhaps our most noteworthy performer was no. 7 Luke Ruddick with 4 + 3 bonus, gained with some decent gating and competitive racing. He was involved in a welcome 5-1 in heat 8 behind Justin Sedgmen who won the heat in a quick time on a night when he did little else right.

Ricky Wells scored steadily and won heat 5 from Bjerre and Wethers - the only points Matthew dropped in 5 rides! Ricky later had an interesting tussle with Thomas Jorgensen (heat 11) which ended with the Dane sliding into the fence. Jorgensen was excluded but the heat awarded to race leader Max Clegg, another strong contributor to the Diamonds' cause. It is a sobering thought that Matthew and Max won three heats apiece - the same as the complete Monarchs' team.

For Cameron Heeps, so good in all of our matches so far, gating was a problem and he had to work very hard for his 7+1.

The best heats of the night featured Josh Pickering which won't surprise anyone. He spun off on the first corner of heat 3 but was thankfully unhurt, and recorded our third and final heat win in heat 10. His most thrilling ride was heat 12 in which he frantically chased the team riding Clegg and Bjerre, splitting them on the last turn with one of the widest corners that anyone can ever have ridden there.

Joel popped up in front of heat 7 but could not hold it, and generally scored steadily enough. Finally William Lawson picked up 3+1 but can't have had any complaints when Luke was given his final ride.

One way or another, we were only four behind when we reached heat 13, and that race took four attempts to start. We shared it, and Joel took a second in heat 14 leaving us needing a shared last race for a point. In that though, Ricky and Josh were well beaten by Worrall and Wethers.