1959 Timeline March

1959 Timeline
1955 - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec - 1957
March
Thursday
19
Eastbourne 43-29 Rye House Challenge
Sunday
22
Ainsdale Novice Championship
1st Skyner
Friday
27
Oxford 53-37 Coventry Challenge
Plymouth 47-49 Midlands Challenge
Southampton 62-33 The Rest Challenge
Swindon 50-46 Belle Vue Challenge
Wimbledon 48-42 Norwich Challenge
Wimbledon
Saturday
28
Belle Vue 74-46 Wimbledon London Cup 1st leg
Poole 60-59 Oxford Challenge
Sunday
29
Rye House Easter Trophy abandoned after heat 12
Monday
30
Norwich Malcolm Flood Memorial Trophy
1st Ove Fundin
2nd Billy Bales
3rd Cyril Roger
Norwich
April

1955 Timeline April

1955 Timeline
1955 - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec - 1957
April
Friday
1
California 46-35 Rye House Challenge
Saturday
2
Coventry 72-23 Leicester East Midlands Bowl 2nd leg
Swindon 63-32 Birmingham Challenge
Sunday
3
California 50-34 Rye House Challenge
Monday
4
Exeter 50-46 Swindon Challenge
Friday
8
Bristol 56-40 Birmingham Inter City Cup 1st leg
Leicester 52-44 Stockholm Challenge
Oxford 47-49 Swindon National League Division Two
Rayleigh 48-48 Ipswich National League Division Two
Southampton 35-61 Poole National League Division Two
West Ham 43-53 Wembley Challenge
Weymouth 51-44 Exeter National League Division Two
Wimbledon Surrey Handicap
1st Ronnie Moore
2nd Arthur Wright
3rd Eddie Rigg
Saturday
9
Belle Vue 49-47 Wembley Challenge
Coventry 52-44 Stockholm International Challenge Match
Norwich 55-41 Wimbledon Challenge
Rayleigh 55-40 Southampton National League Division Two
Swindon 71-25 Oxford National League Division Two
Sunday
10
Brafield 50-30 Ringwood Southern Area League
California Best Pairs
1st Roy Bowers & Tom Albery
Rye House Easter Cup
1st Al Sparrey
2nd Mike Broadbanks
3rd Jimmy Heard
Monday
11
Belle Vue 62-46 Bradford Odsal Cock of the North Trophy
Coventry 66-30 Oxford National League Division Two
Exeter 51-45 Bristol National League Division Two
Ipswich 62-34 Weymouth National League Division Two
Poole 74-33 Stockholm Challenge
Swindon 60-36 Rayleigh National League Division Two
Wimbledon 48-48 Wembley National League Division One
Exeter
Tuesday
12
Southampton 59-37 Stockholm Challenge
Thursday
14
Oxford 55-41 Leicester National League Division Two
Friday
15
Bristol 61-35 Stockholm Challenge
Leicester 61-35 Rayleigh National League Division Two
Weymouth 37-59 Coventry National League Division Two
Bristol
Saturday
16
Belle Vue 60-35 West Ham Dockland Cup
Birmingham 62-34 Bristol Inter City Cup 2nd leg
Coventry 58-38 Southampton National League Division Two
Norwich 61-35 Bradford Odsal National League Division One
Rayleigh 51-45 Stockholm Challenge
Swindon 47-49 Poole National League Division Two
Belle Vue
Sunday
17
Brafield 40-44 Rye House Southern Area League
Eastbourne 23-61 California Southern Area League
Monday
18
Exeter 57-39 Coventry National League Division Two
Poole 69-39 Rayleigh National Trophy Division Two Second Round
Wimbledon 65-31 West Ham Challenge
Tuesday
19
Southampton 70-38 Weymouth National Trophy Division Two Second Round
West Ham 46-48 Wimbledon Challenge
Thursday
21
Ipswich 81-27 Bristol National Trophy Division Two Second Round
Oxford 52-44 Exeter National League Division Two
Ipswich
Friday
22
Bristol 62-46 Ipswich National Trophy Division Two Second Round
Leicester 63-33 Oxford National League Division Two
Weymouth 49-59 Southampton National Trophy Division Two Second Round
Weymouth
Saturday
23
Belle Vue 49-47 Wimbledon National League Division One
Birmingham 52-44 Bradford Odsal National League Division One
Coventry 57-39 Ipswich National League Division Two
Norwich 54-42 West Ham National League Division One
Rayleigh 48-60 Poole National Trophy Division Two Second Round
Swindon 61-35 Leicester National League Division Two
Swindon
Saturday
24
California 53-30 Eastbourne Southern Area League
Rye House 57-24 Ringwood Southern Area League
Sunday
25
Exeter 53-43 Rayleigh National League Division Two
Poole 63-33 Leicester National League Division Two
Wimbledon 49-46 Wembley National League Division One
Monday
26
Southampton 47-49 Coventry National League Division Two
West Ham 47-49 Belle Vue National League Division One
Tuesday
28
Ipswich 70-26 Exeter National League Division Two
Oxford 62-34 Weymouth National League Division Two
Ipswich
Wednesday
29
Linköping Sweden World Championship Qualifying Round Swedish Qualification
1st Ove Fundin
2nd Ulf Ericsson
3rd Lars Pettersson
Eskilstuna Sweden World Championship Qualifying Round Swedish Qualification
1st Bert Lindarw
2nd Göran Norlén
3rd Birger Forsberg
Bristol 49-47 Oxford National League Division Two
Leicester 47-49 Poole National League Division Two
Weymouth 36-60 Swindon National League Division Two
Friday
30
Belle Vue La Grande Trophy
1st Jack Young
2nd Freddie Williams
Peter Craven
Birmingham 51-45 Norwich National League Division One
Bradford Odsal 55-40 Wimbledon Challenge
Coventry 60-35 Bristol National League Division Two
Rayleigh 64-32 Exeter National League Division Two
Swindon 47-49 Southampton National League Division Two
April

1956 Timeline March

1956 Timeline
1955 - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec - 1957
March
Wednesday
25
California 46-35 Rye House Challenge
Thursday
30
Leicester 51-43 Coventry Challenge
Oxford 47-49 Swindon National League Division Two
Rayleigh 55-41 Ipswich National League Division Two
Southampton 54-42 Monarkerna Challenge
Wimbledon Gold Vase
1st Ronnie Moore
2nd Barry Briggs
3rd Arthur Forrest
Friday
31
Belle Vue 45-39 Wembley Challenge
Coventry 51-45 Leicester Challenge
Ipswich 49-46 Rayleigh National League Division Two
Norwich Norfolk 59-48 Suffolk Challenge
Swindon 42-53 Monarkerna Challenge
Monarkerna Belle Vue
April

1954 Timeline September

1954 Timeline
1977 - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec - 1979
September
Wednesday
1
Bradford Odsal World Championship Qualifying Round
1st Arthur Forrest
2nd Geoff Mardon
3rd Eddie Rigg
Bradford Gold Helmet Match Race Arthur Forrest 2-0 Geoff Mardon
Weymouth 40-44 Rayleigh Challenge
Arthur Forrest
Thursday
2
Norwich 63-21 Birmingham National League Division One
Oxford 61-35 Coventry Midland Cup Semi Final 1st leg
Wembley 50-34 Belle Vue National League Division One
Wembley 51-33 Bradford Odsal National League Division One
Friday
3
Bristol 59-24 Exeter National League Division Two
Leicester 56-52 Harringay Challenge
Motherwell 49-35 Swindon National League Division Two
Saturday
4
Belle Vue England 64-44 Australasia International
Birmingham Sealed Handicap Individual Competition
1st Harry Bastable
2nd Fred Lang
3rd Doug Davies
Coventry 62-34 Oxford Midland Cup Semi Final 2nd leg
Ipswich 35-48 West Ham Challenge
Rayleigh 44-64 Wimbledon Challenge
Swindon 49-35 Exeter National League Division Two
Australasia Belle Vue Ipswich
Sunday
5
Brafield 42-40 California Southern Area League
Eastbourne Silver Helmet
1st Norman Street
2nd Bob Gladwin
3rd Dave Freeborn
Rye House 50-34 Ringwood Southern Area League
Monday
6
Exeter 53-31 Bristol National League Division Two
Poole 53-31 Ipswich National League Division Two
Wimbledon 54-29 West Ham National League Division One
Tuesday
7
Southampton 47-37 Leicester National League Division Two
West Ham London Riders Championship
1st Jack Young
2nd Ronnie Moore
3rd Eric Williams
Wednesday
8
Ipswich 44-40 Belle Vue Challenge
Weymouth 38-46 Bristol Challenge
Thursday
9
Oxford 56-28 Rayleigh National League Division Two
Wembley 61-46 Norwich National Trophy Final 1st leg
Wembley
Friday
10
Bristol vs Swindon National League Division Two Rained Off
Leicester 37-47 Coventry National League Division Two
Motherwell vs Ipswich National League Division Two Rained Off
Saturday
11
Belle Vue Best Pairs Cup
1st Peter Craven & Dick Fisher
Birmingham 35-49 Wimbledon National League Division One
Bradford Odsal 58-26 West Ham National League Division One
Coventry 53-31 Southampton National League Division Two
Long Eaton Grand Handicap Championship
1st Rodney Armes
2nd Johnny Jones
Norwich 46-62 Wembley National Trophy Final 2nd leg
Rayleigh 42-41 Harringay Challenge
Swindon 54-30 Poole National League Division Two
Sunday
12
California California Championship
1st Jimmy Gleed
2nd Gil Goldfinch
3rd Bob Andrews
Eastbourne 47-31 Brafield Southern Area League
Ringwood 50-34 Rye House Southern Area League
Monday
13
Exeter 27-57 Norwich Challenge
Motherwell 23-25 Leicester National League Division Two abandoned
Poole vs Swindon National League Division Two Rained Off
Wimbledon 49-35 Bradford Odsal National League Division One
Wednesday
15
Weymouth 35-49 West Of England Challenge
Thursday
16
Wembley World Championship Final
1st Ronnie Moore
2nd Brian Crutcher
3rd Olle Nygren
Wembley Ronnie Moore World Final Pirate Programmes
Friday
17
Bristol 47-37 Oxford National League Division Two
Ipswich 56-28 Exeter National League Division Two
Leicester 60-48 Bradford Odsal Challenge
Motherwell 44-40 Coventry National League Division Two
Saturday
18
Belle Vue 43-41 Wimbledon National League Division One
Birmingham 32-52 Wembley National League Division One
Bradford Odsal Peter Casson Trophy
1st Arthur Forrest
2nd Ken McKinlay
3rd Eddie Rigg
Coventry 45-63 West Ham Inter Division Points Handicap
Norwich 62-22 Harringay\Ipswich Challenge
Rayleigh 54-30 Exeter National League Division Two
Swindon 49-34 Bristol Challenge
Sunday
19
Brafield 48-36 Ringwood Southern Area League
California 60-24 Eastbourne Southern Area League
Rye House Herts Chase
1st Vic Ridgeon
2nd Jack Heard
3rd Dave Slater
Monday
20
Exeter 47-37 Harringay Challenge
Poole 45-38 Bristol National League Division Two
Wimbledon 62-22 Belle Vue National League Division One
Tuesday
21
West Ham 32-51 Wembley National League Division One
West Ham 48-36 Belle Vue National League Division One
Wednesday
22
Coventry Brandonapolis
1st Arthur Forrest
2nd Geoff Mardon
3rd Barry Briggs
Weymouth 38-46 Swindon Challenge
Coventry
Thursday
23
Norwich 49-35 Wimbledon National League Division One
Oxford 36-48 Poole National League Division Two
Friday
24
Bristol vs Coventry National League Division Two Rained Off
Leicester 48-60 West Ham Challenge
Saturday
25
Belle Vue Belle Vue Cup
1st Ken Sharples
2nd Freddie Williams
3rd Don Cuppleditch
Birmingham 43-41 Norwich National League Division One
Bradford Odsal England 56-52  Australasia International
Coventry Midland Counties Cup
1st Leicestershire
Ipswich 52-32 Bristol Challenge
Long Eaton Best Pairs
1st Rodney Armes & F Forder
Long Eaton 29-25 Old Stars Challenge
Bradford
Sunday
26
California 55-28 Rye House Southern Area League
Eastbourne Supporters Trophy
1st Steve Bole
Ringwood 53-26 Brafield Southern Area League
Monday
27
Exeter 51-44 Bristol Challenge
Poole 45-39 Swindon National League Division Two
Wimbledon 65-19 Birmingham National League Division One
Thursday
30
Norwich vs Wembley Challenge Rained Off
Oxford 69-59 Wimbledon Challenge
October

Edinburgh vs Glasgow 16/10/1948


Edinburgh Monarchs 52
Glasgow Tigers 32
16 October 1948
National League Division Two
Old Meadowbank
Edinburgh 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 T B
1. Clem Mitchell 3 3 3 3 12
2. Dennis Parker 2' 2' 2' 2' 8 4
3. Dick Campbell 3 3 3 3 12
4. Bill Baird 0 2' 1 2 5 1
5. Alf Parker 0 0 2 2
6. Danny Lee 3 f 2 3 8
7. Don Cuppleditch 1 2 1' 4 1
8. Bill Gordon 1 0 1
Glasgow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 T B
1. Will Lowther 0 1 3 3 7
2. Gordon McGregor 1 0 1 1 3
3. Joe Crowther 2 3 ef ef 5
4. Nobby Downham 1' 2 1 1 5 1
5. Harold Fairhurst 2 1 2 3 8
6. Bert Shearer 1' 0 0 0 1 1
7. Billy Bates 0 1 1
8. Alf McIntosh 2 ef 2
Heat by Heat
Heat 01 Mitchell, D.Parker, McGregor, Lowther 70.2
Heat 02 Campbell, Crowther, Downham, Baird 69.2
Heat 03 Lee, Fairhurst, Shearer, A.Parker 71.2
Heat 04 Mitchell, Downham, Cuppleditch, Bates 70.4
Heat 05 Campbell, Baird, Lowther, McGregor 72.0
Heat 06 Crowther, Cuppleditch, Downham, Lee (f) 70.2
Heat 07 Mitchell, D.Parker, Fairhurst, Shearer 69.4
Heat 08 Campbell, McIntosh, Gordon, Crowther (ef) 72.4
Heat 09 Lowther, Lee, McGregor, A.Parker 70.4
Heat 10 Mitchell, D.Parker, Downham, Crowther (ef) 69.4
Heat 11 Campbell, Fairhurst, Baird, Shearer 71.4
Heat 12 Lowther, A.Parker, Bates, Gordon 71.2
Heat 13 Fairhurst, Baird, Cuppleditch, McIntosh (ef) 70.0
Heat 14 Lee, D.Parker, McGregor, Shearer 71.8

Edinburgh vs Glasgow 24/08/2018

Edinburgh Monarchs 42
Glasgow Tigers
24 August 2018
SGB Championship
Armadale
Edinburgh 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 P B
1. Ricky Wells 3 3 2 2 3 13
2. Victor Palovaara 1 2' 3 0 - - - 6 1
3. Josh Pickering 2' 1 2' 0 - - - 5 2
4. Richie Worrall 3 3 3 3 FX - - 12
5. Erik Riss (C) 3 3 3 FX - - - 9
6. William Lawson 1 0 F 1 - - - 2
7. Joel Andersson 3 2' 2' 2 - - - 9 2
Glasgow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 T B
1. Ben Barker (G) 2 2 2 3 3 2 - 14
2. Nathan Greaves 0 0 F R - - - 0
3. Chris Harris 0 1' 1 1 - - - 3 1
4. Paul Starke 1 2 3 2 1' - - 9 1
5. Claus Vissing TX 1 FX 1 - - - 2
6. James Sarjeant 2 1 TX 1 1 TS - 5
7. Jack Thomas 0 0 0 0 - - - 0
Heat by Heat
Heat 01: Wells, Barker, Palovaara, Greaves 56.0
Heat 02: Andersson, Sarjeant, Lawson, Thomas 57.4
Heat 03: Worrall, Pickering, Starke, Harris 56.3
Heat 04: Riss, Andersson, Sarjeant, Thomas, Vissing (TX) 55.5
Heat 05: Worrall, Barker, Pickering, Greaves 56.4
Heat 06: Wells, Palovaara, Vissing, Thomas, Sarjeant (TX) 57.0
Heat 07: Riss, Starke, Harris, Lawson 56.3
Heat 08: Palovaara, Andersson, Sarjeant, Greaves (FR) 57.0
Heat 09: Worrall, Pickering, Sarjeant, Vissing (FX) 56.8
Heat 10: Starke, Wells, Harris, Palovaara 2-4 (42-18) 56.9
Heat 11: Riss, Barker, Lawson - Fell, Greaves (R) 57.3
Heat 12: Barker, Andersson, Harris, Pickering 57.5
Heat 13: Barker, Wells, Vissing, Riss (FX)
Heat 14: Worrall, Starke, Lawson, Thomas
Heat 15: Wells, Barker, Starke, Worrall (FX) 58.1

Edinburgh Monarchs took another step towards the end-of-season speedway play-offs with a comprehensive and deserved victory over local rivals Glasgow Tigers in Friday night’s Championship League derby encounter at Armadale. Monarchs triumphed 56-33, which leapfrogs them above Glasgow into fourth position in the table on 28 points. They now have their sights set on third-placed Berwick Bandits. Tigers were without former Monarch Craig Cook and booked in Ben Barker as a guest. He managed to split Monarchs opening pairing of Ricky Wells and Victor Palovaara in the first heat, restricting Monarchs to a 4-2 when a 5-1 looked on. And Monarchs repeated the trick in the second heat when Joel Andersson barged past Tigers’ James Sarjeant to take the chequered flag with ease. His partner William Lawson was third, giving Monarchs an early and welcome 8-4 lead. Monarchs increased their lead in the third race when Richie Worrall – dumped by Tigers a few weeks ago – gated superbly to win in fantastic style and with team-mate Josh Pickering fighting his way from fourth place to follow Worrall home, this 5-1 pushed Monarchs 13-5 in front. Pickering said: “I didn’t make the quickest of starts and got stranded a bit, which was a bit unlucky, but I fought my way through to grab second place behind Richie for a great 5-1 win.” Another 5-1 followed in the next race after Tigers ace Claus Vissing was disqualified for crossing the centre green on his bike. He was replaced by Sarjeant, but he proved no match for Monarchs skipper Erik Riss and Andersson as Monarchs now led 18-6, the Tigers at this point looking a bit flat-footed. Worrall and Pickering stormed to a 4-2 in the fifth against Barker and Nathan Greaves to lead 22-8 and the Tigers were running on empty and had no answer to Monarchs’ superiority. The Monarchs were sharper out of the gate and Wells and Palovaara scooped Monarchs’ third 5-1 of the match in heat six to leave Tigers shell-shocked and trailing their hosts 27-9. Riss won his second race in heat seven for Monarchs, which was shared 3-3. The Tigers’ pair Chris Harris and Paul Starke were quicker from the tapes, but Riss easily rounded them both to take the chequered flag. Sarjeant broke the tapes in the eighth race and had to start from 15 metres back, which made it easy for Monarchs’ duo Andersson and Palovaara to romp to another 5-1 triumph and stretch the team’s overall advantage to 35-13. Worrall and Pickering added another 5-1 for Monarchs in the ninth race for a commanding 40-14 lead, but the Tigers won their first heat of the night in heat ten with a 4-2 from Paul Starke and Chris Harris and this reduced their arrears by two points. Erik Riss triumphed for Monarchs in the 11th race, which only had two finishers. Barker took second and this pushed Monarchs in front 45-20. The Tigers then won their second heat advantage of the meeting with a 4-2 in heat 12 against Monarchs duo Pickering and Andersson. Riss took a tumble in the next race for Monarchs and was excluded from the rerun, which Tigers won with their third 4-2 of the match. However, Monarchs hit back in the penultimate race with a 4-2 of their own courtesy of Worrall and Lawson to extend Monarchs lead to 53-30. Unfortunately Monarchs star Worrall shed a chain in the heat 15 top-scorers race and was disqualified, leaving Wells to face Tigers duo Starke and Barker alone, but he made no mistake to win the race for a 3-3 and an overall comfortable victory for Monarchs. Monarchs team manager Alex Harkess said: “I’m very happy with the result. We dominated the first half of the meeting. We did the job we set out to do, so I’m very happy indeed.”
Monarchs: Wells 13, Worrall 12, Riss 9, Andersson 9, Palovaara 6, Pickering 5, Lawson 2.
Glasgow: Barker 14, Starke 9, Sarjeant 4, Harris 3, Vissing 2, Greaves 1, Thomas 0.

Sheffield vs Edinburgh 23/08/2018

Sheffield Tigers 45
Edinburgh Monarchs 45
23 August 2018
SGB Championship
Owlerton Stadium
Sheffield 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 P B
1. Charles Wright 3 1' 1' 3 2' - - 10 3
2. James Shanes 0 2 0 2 - - - 4
3. Kasper Andersen 2 1' 2' 1 - - - 6 2
4. Todd Kurtz 1' 2 3 1 - - - 7 1
5. Kyle Howarth (C) 3 3 2 2' 3 - - 13 1
6. Connor Mountain 3 0 0 XD - - - 3
7. Broc Nicol 1 R 1 0 - - - 2
Edinburgh 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 T B
1. Ricky Wells 2 3 3 1 0 - - 9
2. Victor Palovaara 1' 0 3 1 - - - 5 1
3. Josh Pickering 3 2 0 3 - - - 8
4. Richie Worrall 0 1' 3 3 1 - - 8 1
5. Erik Riss (C) 2 3 1 0 - - - 6
6. William Lawson R 0 0 - - - - 0
7. Joel Andersson 2 1' 2' 2' 2' - - 9 4
Heat by Heat
Heat 01: Wright, Wells, Palovaara, Shanes. 62.0
Heat 02: Mountian, Andersson, Nicol, Lawson (EF) 63.4
Heat 03: Pickering, Andersen, Kurtz, Worrall. 63.7
Heat 04: Howarth, Riss, Andersson, Nicol (EF) 63.6
Heat 05: Wells, Kurtz, Andersen, Palovaara. 63.6
Heat 06: Riss, Shanes, Wright, Lawson. 63.9
Heat 07: Howarth, Pickering, Worrall, Mountain. 63.9
Heat 08: Palovaara, Anderson, Nicol, Shanes. 64.6
Heat 09: Kurtz, Andersen, Riss, Lawson. 65.6
Heat 10: Worrall, Shanes, Wright, Pickering. 63.8
Heat 11: Wells, Howarth, Palovaara, Mountain. 64.0
Heat 12: Pickering, J Andersson, K Andersen, Nicol. 63.9
Heat 13: Wright, Howarth, Wells, Riss. 64.2
Heat 14: Worrall, Andersson, Kurtz, Mountain (EX)
Heat 15: Howarth, Wright, Worrall, Wells. 64.3

Edinburgh Monarchs displayed scant mercy to Sheffield Tigers and bared their claws to run out comfortable 54-36 winners in their Championship League clash at Armadale Stadium last night to keep alive their play-off hopes. And Monarchs will definitely see the return trip to Sheffield on Thursday as a golden chance to secure that one extra away victory they see as necessary to cement their qualification spot. Sheffield arrived on the back of a heavy 55-35 home defeat by Newcastle Diamonds 24 hoursearlier – the latest in series of setbacks at Owlerton which have plunged the defending league champions down to bottom position in the table alongside Redcar Bears. And the Tigers didn’t get off to the best of starts at Armadale when No.1 Mason Campton was excluded under the two-minute rule in the first heat and had to be replaced by reserve James Shanes. Monarchs’ opening pairing Ricky Wells and Victor Palovaara took full advantage romping to a 5-1 advantage which was a perfect begining to the match for the home side. Wells’ victory saw him exceed the 700-points-scored milestone since joining Monarchs. All eyes were on the second heat as it marked William Lawson’s comeback for Monarchs after an eight-year absence. The Perth rider claimed third spot behind his team-mate Joel Andersson but neither could stop Shanes from winning, gaining Sheffield a shared 3-3 race. Sheffield star Broc Nicol was excluded in the third heat for coming down, leaving Monarchs duo Richie Worrall and Josh Pickering to clean up against Sheffield’s new signing Kasper Andersen for Monarchs’ second 5-1 of the meeting and they now led 13-5. Skipper Erik Riss won the fourth race and in doing so he too passed a personal record of 600 points scored for the blue-and-gold brigade. It was a good race with Riss having to fight his way to the front against Kyle Howarth and Shanes to rescue a 3-3 for Monarchs. The Tigers were making a fight of it and not just rolling over. Worrall won heat four but Campton and Todd Kurtz kept Pickering in last place for another 3-3, Monarchs in front 19-11. But Palovaara and Wells scooped their second 5-1 of the night in the next race to ease Monarchs further ahead 24-12. And what a productive pairing these two Monarchs are turning out to be. Riss notched up his second win of the meeting in the seventh race but partner Lawson found it difficult to get among the points and finished last. Lawson at least realises now how it difficult it is going to be to make his mark at reserve after being out of the saddle for so long. Sheffield then produced a shock 5-1 of their own in heat eight when Shanes and Kurtz easily outpaced Monarchs pair Palovaara and Joel Andersson which reduced the Tigers arrears to eight points, 28-20. But Worrall and Pickering hit back almost immediately with another 5-1 for Monarch in heat nine. It was Worrall’s third race win and a supreme victory at that, and also extended Monarchs’ lead once more to 33-21. Worrall said: I’m enjoying riding for Monarchs and there is no pressure on me. I have a great bunch of lads behind me. I just hope we can qualify for the play-offs – that would be a big boost to the whole club. I feel I’m really at home now with Monarchs.” Andersen won heat ten for the Tigers but Wells and Palovaara filled the remaining places for a Monarchs 3-3 which maintained their 12-point lead. Riss won his third race of the night in heat 11 and, with Lawson claiming third place, this 4-2 placed Monarchs comfortably in front 40-26 and overall victory was now in sight. But the Tigers were still fighting and Andersen and Shanes picked up a 4-2 in heat 12 ahead of Andersson, who was second for Monarchs. And Shanes proved an excellent reserve rider for Tigers and was rewarded for his efforts by coming out in the top scorers race. But unbeaten Riss and Wells grabbed Monarchs’ fifth 5-1 of the meeting in heat 13 which clinched the match points for Monarchs. And Worrall celebrated a five-ride 15-point maxmum in heat 15 and, with Riss in third, this 4-2 for Monarchs gave them a comfortable 18-point victory and another step towards the play-offs. Andersen was second and Shanes last but he did well overall. Riss said: “This was another good team performance and we must try and keep this level of performance up in our remaining matches.”
Monarchs: Worrall 15, Riss 13, Wells 9, Palovaara 7, Pickering 4, Andersson 4, Lawson 2.
Sheffield: Andersen 13, Shanes 10, Kurtz 7, Howarth 4, Campton 2, Nicol 1, Lawlor 0.