Jackson joy as Workington Comets win at Redcar
Last updated at 11:41, Friday, 03 August 2012
Redcar Bears 44 Workington Comets 49: Workington bounced back from the disappointment of Sunday’s Premier League defeat at Newcastle to record an outstanding win at Redcar.
An 11th 5-1 of the match, in the last heat, confirmed the Comets as winners, which was a remarkable effort considering how many heat maximums there had been.
Workington team manager Tony Jackson was delighted that his septet had responded to Sunday’s unfortunate clash with the Diamonds in a positive manner.
“It was a really good all-round performance. Everyone played their part and it was a remarkable effort considering I can’t remember a meeting in which there were so many 5-1’s,” he said.
Throw in a tactical ride maximum of 8-1 for the Bears and it left only three races which weren’t settled so decisively.
Workington had started the match with two 5-1’s in the opening heats, which suggested they might be able to go on to win easily. But it was never that comfortable as the meeting flowed one way and another after that initial Comets charge.
Crucially, though, Workington were never behind and the best Redcar could do was close to within in a point, courtesy of that 8-1 followed quickly in heat 12 by a 5-1.
Those two high-scores for the Bears were delivered by ex-Comet Kevin Doolan, who has just joined Redcar and reserve Max Dilger, who not surprisingly emerged as Redcar’s best on the night.
Adam Roynon proved to be the Workington hero as they needed to keep their nerve in the last two heats to get across the finish line in front.
New boy Tero Aarnio won the penultimate race to ensure a 3-3 kept Workington with that point advantage, but in the last Roynon blasted his way to the front with his skipper Richard Lawson and the subsequent 5-1 clinched an excellent win. Said Jackson: “The lads reacted superbly after the defeat on Sunday and that was very positive.
“It’s been very difficult finding a reserve guest for the injured Kyle Howarth but James Holder started well for us with his five points, which included a win in race two.
“We have Joe Haines coming in as reserve guest at Scunthorpe tonight and on Saturday at home to Sheffield we will have Glasgow’s Mason Campton.”
After the weekend Jackson and club owner Keith Denham will discuss the way forward, signing a rider to see-out the season, but they may have to re-shuffle the current line-up.
REDCAR BEARS 44: Kevin Doolan 12+3, Max Dilger 10+3, Ulrich Ostergaard 8+1, Aaron Summers 7, Carl Wilkinson 6, Jade Mudgway 1, Matej Kus R/R
WORKINGTON COMETS 49: Adam Roynon 10, Richard Lawson 9+3, Tero Aarnio 8+2, Kenny Ingalls 8+1, Rene Bach 7, James Holder 5+1, Ashley Morris 2+1
First published at 11:28, Friday, 03 August 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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