Edinburgh Monarchs
Sam Masters 12 (4)
Newcastle Diamonds
Ulrich Ostergaard 15 (6)
Championship
54
36
Friday 4th October 2019
Armadale Stadium
Edinburgh Monarchs
Team Manager: Alex Harkess
54
1. Sam Masters 3 3 3 3 12 0
2. James Sarjeant 1 2* 2 1 6 1
3. Josh Pickering 1* 3 1* 3 8 2
4. Ricky Wells 2 2* 2 3 3 12 1
5. Cameron Heeps 3 1 1 0 5 0
6. William Lawson 3 0 3 1 0 7 0
7. Connor Coles 2* 1 1* 0 4 2
Newcastle Diamonds
Team Manager: George English
36
1. Steve Worrall 2 1 3 F 1* 7 1
2. Thomas Jorgensen - Rider Replacement 0 0
3. Broc Nicol 0 0 2* 0 2 4 1
4. Ulrich Ostergaard 3 3 3 2 2 2 15 0
5. Matthew Wethers 2 1 0 2 2 1* 8 1
6. Max Clegg 1 0 F 1* 0 2 1
7. Ryan MacDonald 0 R R 0 0
Heat 1
Time: 56.2
1. Sam Masters  
3
2. James Sarjeant  
1
1. Steve Worrall  
2
2. Thomas Jorgensen  
3. Broc Nicol
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
4
Away
2
2
Heat 2
Time: 59.2
6. William Lawson  
3
7. Connor Coles  
2
6. Max Clegg  
1
7. Ryan MacDonald  
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
9
Away
1
3
Heat 3
Time: 58.6
3. Josh Pickering  
1
4. Ricky Wells  
2
3. Broc Nicol  15m
0
4. Ulrich Ostergaard  
3
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
12
Away
3
6
Heat 4
Time: 59.6
5. Cameron Heeps  
3
7. Connor Coles  
1
5. Matthew Wethers  
2
7. Ryan MacDonald  
R
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
16
Away
2
8
Heat 5
Time: 58.7
3. Josh Pickering  
3
4. Ricky Wells  
2
1. Steve Worrall  
1
2. Thomas Jorgensen  
6. Max Clegg
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
21
Away
1
9
Heat 6
Time: 58.6
1. Sam Masters  
3
2. James Sarjeant  
2
5. Matthew Wethers  
1
6. Max Clegg  
7. Ryan MacDonald
R
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
26
Away
1
10
Heat 7
Time: 61.4
5. Cameron Heeps  
1
6. William Lawson  
0
3. Broc Nicol  
2
4. Ulrich Ostergaard  
3
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
1
27
Away
5
15
Heat 8
Time: 60.8
2. James Sarjeant  
2
7. Connor Coles  
1
2. Thomas Jorgensen  
4. Ulrich Ostergaard
3
7. Ryan MacDonald  
6. Max Clegg
F
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
30
Away
3
18
Heat 9
Time: 60.3
3. Josh Pickering  
1
4. Ricky Wells  
2
5. Matthew Wethers  
0
6. Max Clegg  T/S
1. Steve Worrall
3
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
33
Away
3
21
Heat 10
Time: 61.0
1. Sam Masters  
3
2. James Sarjeant  
1
3. Broc Nicol  
0
4. Ulrich Ostergaard  
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
37
Away
2
23
Heat 11
Time: 62.3
5. Cameron Heeps  
1
6. William Lawson  
3
1. Steve Worrall  
F
2. Thomas Jorgensen  
5. Matthew Wethers
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
41
Away
2
25
Heat 12
Time: 61.5
3. Josh Pickering  15m
3
7. Connor Coles  
0
3. Broc Nicol  
2
6. Max Clegg  
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
44
Away
3
28
Heat 13
Time: 59.9
1. Sam Masters  
3
5. Cameron Heeps  
0
1. Steve Worrall  
1
5. Matthew Wethers  
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
47
Away
3
31
Heat 14
Time: 61.6
4. Ricky Wells  
3
6. William Lawson  
1
4. Ulrich Ostergaard  
2
7. Ryan MacDonald  
6. Max Clegg
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
51
Away
2
33
Heat 15
Time: 61.1
5. Cameron Heeps  2Min
6. William Lawson
0
4. Ricky Wells  
3
4. Ulrich Ostergaard  
2
5. Matthew Wethers  
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
54
Away
3
36

The Staggs Bar Monarchs raced their final match of the season tonight and defeated their old rivals Newcastle pretty comfortably by 54-36, adapting much better to what were tricky conditions caused by rain earlier in the day and steady drizzle throughout the evening.

Team manager Alex Harkess said "It must have been very difficult to ride because I found it hard enough just walking across the track. It was a good team performance and everyone tried hard to give the fans some entertainment."

It wasn't pleasant conditions to watch in, and it must have been worse to ride in, but the home side gave another solid show as has been the case virtually throughout the season on their home shale.

Sam Masters was dominant throughout and scored a comfortable maximum, taking his points tally since he returned to the team in early July to over 150 in just 11 matches.

Ricky Wells also had a fine match, putting on an entertaining dice with top visitor Ostergaard in heat 3 and in his next, passing Steve Worrall. Ricky admitted that his season has been a disappointing one at times, but tonight he looked like the classy rider we all expect.

Even in the wet Josh Pickering pulls off some remarkable rides, none more so that heat 12. He had to go off 15 metres after missing the two minute time allowance, and what's more he emerged on Cameron Heeps' machine. None of that bothered him, and after he had swerved to miss his fallen partner he set out after Max Clegg and Broc Nicol, passing both and winning the heat by a large margin.

Earlier Josh had won heat 5 but come off in heat 9 when chasing Steve Worrall. There were a number of falls on the fourth corner which seemed to catch a few out.

James Sarjeant scored well again in spite of feeling unwell, and William Lawson had an up and down night with two wins and two lasts, one of his wins being from the back against Worrall and Wethers no less.

Paid 6 was a decent return for Connor Coles and perhaps only Cameron Heeps would not be happy with his score tonight. After winning heat 4 well he only added a couple more points.

For the Diamonds Ulrich Ostergaard was easily the most impressive rider, winning his first three heats and finishing on a fine 15 point score. The veteran Dane has had a mixed year but he has finished in style.

Steve Worrall and Matthew Wethers had their moments but Max Clegg and Broc Nicol were both disappointing on a track they have done well on recently.