Frustration as Workington Comets match at Somerset called off
Published at 10:51, Saturday, 14 July 2012
Workington Comets fixture backlog has worsened after last night’s meeting with Somerset was called off.
It was Comets’ seventh postponement of the season due to rain as the weather continues to disrupt speedway fixtures all across the country.
Workington will be hoping to get back on the shale when they take on Redcar at Derwent Park tonight, starting at 7pm, when fans will get their first chance to see new signings Tero Aarnio and Ashley Morris.
Team manager Tony Jackson said: “It is frustrating more than anything else because it means it is another fixture we have got to try and rearrange. I’m not quite sure when we are going to have it because we are running out of dates but everybody is in the same boat.
“The forecast seemed to be getting better.
“But then I got a phone call at about 10.30am saying that it was torrential rain that wasn’t supposed to come and there wasn’t any chance of getting it on.
“With Redcar I would like to think we would get the three points especially after we beat them in the League Cup.
“Hopefully, we will do the same at Derwent Park tonight and it will be interesting to see how Tero and Ashley go.”
Following that match Workington will travel to Peterborough tomorrow for the Premier League Fours with a quartet of Kenny Ingalls, Rene Bach, Richard Lawson and Adam Roynon.
They have been placed in a group with Somerset, Leicester and Glasgow and if they get through will meet two of Newcastle, Berwick, Plymouth or Redcar as well as another side from their group.
Workington remain the only unbeaten team in the league which Jackson said has given the side plenty on confidence going into this weekend’s matches and they hope to keep the record going.
Some of the riders have been getting in extra practice ahead of the Redcar match with both Morris and Kyle Howarth having practice spins round the Derwent Park track.
Jackson said: “Kyle has been trying a few different set ups on the bike this week and Ashley has also had a spin round the track.
“Tero has been up to Workington but has been a bit tired to practice after travelling over from Finland but he has been round once or twice so should be fine.
“We just want to try and carry on the momentum.”
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