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NEWS Sunday 17th June 2007, 11:59am

by Mike Hunter

The Scotwaste Monarchs fought back from a 7-point deficit to take a 47-42 victory at Newport on Sunday afternoon.

They were indebted to a spectactular and thrilling performance from guest Lee Complin, standing in for Matthew Wethers, but there were good performances elsewhere in the team, notably Ronnie Correy's sound dozen.

Complin made brilliant use of a good outside line and was almost unstoppable, losing out only in heat 12 when Phil Morris used blocking tactics to cut off Lee's run.

Ronnie Correy's performance was perhaps even better than his score indicates; he made some brilliant first corners and looked in command all afternoon. Complin came across to thank him after heat 15, in which Ronnie did the crucial job of stopping Phil Morris who had gate one.

Derek Sneddon gave a battling display and scored in every ride, and Henrik Moller came good with a paid win in heat 13. He was very unlucky to be excluded in heat 4, after an incident caused by Schramm's unsteadiness while leading the heat.

In the domino effect which followed, Henrik's chain was flicked off and he was rated ineligible for the rerun, from which the man at the back (Burchatt) was excluded.

Tom Hedley (maximum in his previous home match) won his first three races, and Michal Rajkowski came good after changing machines.

Congratulations should go to the Monarchs' management team of Bridgett and Campbell who paced their use of Complin better than newport did with The Raj.

The away win might have been clinched in heat 14 in which Andrew Tully fell through over-eagerness. However this allowed the excellently-worked first lap between the Monarchs' pair in heat 15, well worth seeing.