|Edinburgh 'Monarchs' v. Sheffield PIRTEK 'Tigers' '||Premier League||23rd June|
Referee: Paul Carrington
|1. Henrik Møller||8.00||2'||1'||2||1||6+2|
|2. Theo Pijper ©||7.64||3||2||3||1'||9+1|
|3. Matthew Wethers||4.56||1'||2'||1'||2||6+3|
|4. William Lawson||4.61||2||3||2||3||2||12|
|5. Rusty Harrison||7.92||2||3||3||3||1'||12+1|
|6. Sean Stoddart||(C)||3||0||1||-||4|
|7. Derek Sneddon||(A)||f||1'||1||1'||0||3+2|
|1. Ricky Ashworth||7.94||0||1||2||2||5|
|2. Ben Wilson||6.25||1||0||2||f||3|
|3. Kyle Legault||6.32||3||2||0||*6||0||11|
|4. Emiliano Sanchez||7.08||0||1'||3||2||6+1|
|5. André Compton ©||9.66||3||3||*6||0||3||15|
|6. Paul Cooper||(B)||1'||0||0||0||1+1|
|7. Benji Compton||(B)||2||f'||0||1'||3+1|
| Track record: 55.4
Charlie Gjedde 24 Sept. '04
The Tigers get off their customary poor start conceeding a 5-1 in the first heat, although it has to be said the Monarchs have a tasty pair of riders at 1&2 averaging over 15 points between them. Race was restarted after Henrik was squeezed out on turn 1, but it was all-4-back after he'd received some medical attention. Derek Sneddon graciously gifted our reserves some points when he fell in the latter stages of heat 2, but Kyle gets the ball rolling with a win in heat 3. Will Lawson was all over him for three laps then snuck into the lead on the second turn, but Kyle went back around him on the fourth turn. Benji threw his bike at the fence (again) in heat 4 but big brother took a stylish win. The Monarchs were briefly troubled by Ricky in heat 5, but only briefly.André won heat 6 from the gate, but Cooperman was tailed off well behind Henrik and Theo. Rusty Harrison recovered well to challenge Kyle in heat 7 and took the lead at the start of the third lap. Ben Wilson is the shock leader of heat 8 and it takes Theo three laps before he is able to get past. André (on a tactical) is the comfortable winner of heat 9 but Cooperman is not at the races. Emiliano traps to win heat 10 just hanging on despite Henrik's last bend lunge.
Ricky challenges Rusty for the lead but bounces off the 4th turn fence at the end of lap 2 letting Ben through into second place. Then Ben picks up drive on the last lap and careers into the fence. Kyle takes a six point win in heat 12 but once again Cooperman trails home last. Rusty and Ricky dice for the lead in heat 13 and Henrik passes André on the second lap, nearly catching Ricky too on the line. Benji traps to lead heat 14 but is a bit hairy. William Lawson eventually picks his way past and then Benji's bike slows in the dying stages and he just holds on to the solitary point. Kyle falls on the first corner of heat 15 and it's all-4-back again. André traps in the restart and it's all over.
Hope Ben is OK....
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