Triple header for Workington Comets
Last updated at 13:20, Friday, 12 October 2012
Workington Comets’ quest for silverware goes into overdrive this weekend with a triple header of crucial clashes.
Their action starts with a bang tomorrow with a double header against Edinburgh in their Premier League play-off match at Derwent Park.
Immediately afterwards they will be aiming to overturn a 12-point deficit against Ipswich in the League Cup semi-final, with the winner going on to play Somerset in the final.
Team manager Tony Jackson knows his team face a tough task. and he said: “We need to take all three points from Edinburgh to keep us in contention for the play-off final.
“Even then we will need to go there and get two points. That would set up a final against either Somerset or Leicester.”
Comets are hoping to overturn a 12-point margin against Ipswich, which Jackson believes can be done.
The 12 points is achievable. The key is to get off to a good start. We will have an advantage of riding the track earlier that night,” he said.
They will finish a bumper weekend on Sunday when they travel to Newcastle in the first leg of the Premier League Knock-Out Cup, which starts at 7.30pm.
Comets will be boosted by the returning Adam Roynon, who has been injured for the last five weeks. He broke a bone in his back when riding for Elite League side Coventry.
Roynon said: “I had my first practice on Wednesday and it was really good. I am looking forward to getting back into racing.
“It comes no bigger than facing a double header for your first home meeting.
“It will be tough but nothing we can’t handle.”
Jackson was also thrilled to have Roynon back for a crucial weekend of matches.
He said: “It will be nice to have Adam back and hopefully he can hit the ground running. He couldn’t have picked a better time to come back.”
Comets will also be hoping that Richard Lawson and Rene Bach will come out unscathed when they compete in the Premier League Riders' Championship in Sheffield on Sunday.
The match starts at 1pm and they will then dash up the A1 to Newcastle for the Comets match at 7.30pm.
Fans who go to the riders' championship will be given a voucher which will let them get into the Newcastle match for £5.
Comets double header on Saturday starts at the earlier time of 6.30pm at Derwent Park. Tickets are £25 for adults and £15 for concessions.
First published at 11:43, Friday, 12 October 2012
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