Glasgow Tigers
Craig Cook 15 (5)
Edinburgh Monarchs
Joel Andersson 10+1 (7)
SGB Championship
55
35
Sunday 30th June 2019 - Peugeot Ashfield Stadium
Glasgow Tigers
Team Manager: Cami Brown
55
1. Craig Cook 3 3 3 3 3 15 0
2. James Sarjeant 0 2* E 1 3 1
3. Rasmus Jensen 3 3 0 3 9 0
4. Paul Starke 0 2* 3 3 2* 10 2
5. Claus Vissing 3 2 3 1 9 0
6. Connor Bailey 0 0 1* 0 1 2 1
7. Kyle Bickley 3 1 2 1 7 0
Edinburgh Monarchs
Team Manager: Alex Harkess
35
1. Ricky Wells R/R 0 0
2. Victor Palovaara 2 1 3 2 0 8 0
3. Nathan Greaves 1* 2 1 0 2 6 1
4. Joel Andersson 1* 0 3 2 2 2 0 10 1
5. Cameron Heeps 2 1 1* 1* 2 1 8 2
6. William Lawson 1* 0 0 1 1
7. Connor Coles 2 0 0 0 2 0
Heat 01
 
1. Craig Cook
3
2. James Sarjeant
0
1. Ricky Wells R/R
ARR
3. Nathan Greaves
1
2. Victor Palovaara
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
3
Away
3
3
Heat 02
 
6. Connor Bailey
0
7. Kyle Bickley
3
6. William Lawson
1
7. Connor Coles
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
6
Away
3
6
Heat 03
 
3. Rasmus Jensen
3
4. Paul Starke
0
3. Nathan Greaves
2
4. Joel Andersson
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
9
Away
3
9
Heat 04
 
5. Claus Vissing
3
7. Kyle Bickley
1
5. Cameron Heeps
2
7. Connor Coles
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
13
Away
2
11
Heat 05
 
3. Rasmus Jensen
3
4. Paul Starke
2
1. Ricky Wells R/R
ARR
4. Joel Andersson
0
2. Victor Palovaara
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
18
Away
1
12
Heat 06
 
1. Craig Cook
3
2. James Sarjeant
2
5. Cameron Heeps
1
6. William Lawson
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
23
Away
1
13
Heat 07
 
5. Claus Vissing
2
6. Connor Bailey
0
3. Nathan Greaves
1
4. Joel Andersson
3
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
2
25
Away
4
17
Heat 08
 
2. James Sarjeant
TTRR
6. Connor Bailey
1
7. Kyle Bickley
2
2. Victor Palovaara
3
7. Connor Coles
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
28
Away
3
20
Heat 09
 
3. Rasmus Jensen
0
4. Paul Starke
3
5. Cameron Heeps
1
6. William Lawson
TAC
4. Joel Andersson
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
31
Away
3
23
Heat 10
 
1. Craig Cook
3
2. James Sarjeant
1
3. Nathan Greaves
0
4. Joel Andersson
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
35
Away
2
25
Heat 11
 
5. Claus Vissing
3
6. Connor Bailey
0
1. Ricky Wells R/R
ARR
5. Cameron Heeps
1
2. Victor Palovaara
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
38
Away
3
28
Heat 12
 
3. Rasmus Jensen
3
7. Kyle Bickley
1
3. Nathan Greaves
2
6. William Lawson
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
42
Away
2
30
Heat 13
 
1. Craig Cook
3
5. Claus Vissing
1
1. Ricky Wells R/R
ARR
2. Victor Palovaara
0
5. Cameron Heeps
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
46
Away
2
32
Heat 14
 
4. Paul Starke
3
6. Connor Bailey
1
4. Joel Andersson
2
7. Connor Coles
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
50
Away
2
34
Heat 15
 
1. Craig Cook
3
4. Paul Starke
2
4. Joel Andersson
0
5. Cameron Heeps
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
55
Away
1
35

An undermanned Staggs Bar Monarchs fought valiantly before running out of steam going down 55-35 at Ashfield on Sunday afternoon.

With Ricky Wells and Josh Pickering both missing through injury and 8 of the 11 Championship teams in action guests were hard to come by so the Monarchs entered the match with r/r in place of Wells and Nathan Greaves stepping in for Pickering this leading to many predicting a heavy defeat ahead.

As it was the Monarchs started brightly enough and the scores were still tied after 3 races. Ominously though the Monarchs had not provided a race winner in these 3 heats and this was to continue throughout the afternoon.

Alex Harkess said "In truth it wasn't as bad as what I expected. Everyone tried very hard and with a bit of luck we might have got 40.

"It was difficult conditions, dry, extremely slick and dusty so with so many rides our tyres were finishing up with no tread on them. There was the usual big hole going in to the third turn and we kept hitting that.

"There was more racing than the score might suggest. Cameron's score was perhaps disappointing but he gave it everything.

"Our Swedes as usual had some good rides and some really bad ones, you never know from one race to the other what to expect from them.

"Connor Coles too was a bit frustrating because he made some starts but could not hold on.

"Nathan Greaves, a lovely guy, he did just as well as any of our riders and gave it his all.

"There was one heat in which I thought we might get a 5-1 but the home rider on the inside got the biggest flier you will ever see. When I phoned through the trainee referee said "No he only went when I put the green light on."

"But in the circumstances, we didn't do too badly."

Only 2 heat wins could be mustered, one for Joel in heat 7 followed by Victor in heat 8 and that was as good as it got as the hosts got stronger as the afternoon progressed slowly.

Craig Cook was once again at his imperious best and was handily backed up by Paul Starke, Claus Vissing and Rasmus Jensen all of whom had at least 2 race wins for the Tigers. Starke in particular classily coming from the back more than once.

Andersson was top scorer for the Monarchs with 10 and despite solid efforts from Cameron, Victor and guest Greaves there was never any great feeling that the visitors would pull off a shock.

Tough Task at Ashfield

Sunday 30th June 2019, 10:00am

Staggs Bar Monarchs head west today for the second instalment of this weekend's Scottish derby thriller.

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