The Border Roofing Monarchs beat Redcar by 65-28, their biggest win of the season with all of the team members scoring very well.
Home no. 1 Sam Masters said “I felt we were all riding well and it was an easy win, but in the conditions it was hard to get into the match”.
It was a night to remember for Erik Riss who continued his recent habit of winning opening heats and finished up with 13+4 from his 7 rides. He said it was the wettest track he had ever ridden but he was pleased to have such experience.
He showed a lot more heart for the fray than some of the opposition, because Redcar gave a very poor showing indeed. More than half their points came from guest Steve Worrall, with no. 1 Lasse Bjerre having a disastrous night. He scored a single point and could possibly claim bike problems as a partial excuse.
There was rain before the meeting and more during it, and we were treated to a track inspection at heat 8. In most people’s eyes this was barely justified, but thankfully the meeting continued with the rain stopped. Bad luck for the juniors who were there for a match but didn’t get on the track, as the meeting was closed at heat 15.
All of the home side rode well and with a bit of determination to the first corner, the job was generally done by the back straight on lap one.
Whilst one or two of the Bears did their best to back Worrall, we hope to see visiting teams with more collective determination in the weeks to come.