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NEWS Sunday 23rd March 2008, 7:07pm

by Mike Hunter

Our unbeaten start to the season continued with a 49-41 win at Glasgow which brought us the Spring Trophy on a 100-79 aggregate.

Debate will no doubt heighten on whether we should have agreed to the change of this fixture from Premier Trophy to Spring Trophy second leg, though in fairness it is not hard to imagine that we might be going even better by the scheduled date of 27th April (a date 22 days after the penultimate Premier Trophy match).

The result was good but we did have a major mid-match wobble, and each of Lawson, Sneddon and Jonasson are capable of better performances than they gave today.

Ryan Fisher couldn't perform any better, because he was perfection in scoring a paid maximum, and Matthew Wethers kept his end up with a typical battling show.

We may well have clinched victory in heat 14 as we were on a 5-1 when Andrew Tully lost a chain, which whacked his leg.

However it was only delayed one heat because Ryan and Matthew finished the job, which was a cue for yet more wheelies from our American star plus donuts from Matthew.

Glasgow's most interesting rider was Josh Grajczonek with an excellent paid 13. Shane Parker with 4 from 6 rides will not want to remember the afternoon.