Workington Comets claim first silverware this year
Last updated at 12:35, Saturday, 25 August 2012
Workington Comets claimed their first piece of silverware this year by winning the Premier League Pairs at Somerset.
Rene Bach and Adam Roynon were the victorious pair who brought home the trophy after overcoming Scunthorpe pair Josh Auty and Thomas Jorgensen in the final.
It capped a great night for Bach and Roynon who had topped their group with 23 points after only running one last place.
It meant they went into the semi-final to face Somerset while Scunthorpe met Leicester in the other semi.
A win for Bach and a third for Roynon put Comets in the final where they gated ahead of the Scunthorpe pair before Auty fell and was excluded.
However, they repeated the trick in the re-run to take first and second and win the competition.
In the heats Bach and Roynon were almost imperious running a number of first and second places and only recording one last when Bach retired.
They were placed in a group with Newcastle, Redcar, Leicester and Plymouth and recorded a 7-2 victory over Newcastle pair Mark Lemon and Ludvig Lindgren in their first heat with Roynon very quick after shooting from the gate with Bach behind him.
Another 7-2 maximum followed against Plymouth pair Cory Gathercole and Ryan Fisher as Roynon was again electric from the gate and Bach joined him at the front on the third and fourth bends of the first lap.
Former Comet Kauko Nieminen won for Leicester in Comets’ next heat with Bach in second.
Roynon did well to hold on to third from Lasse Bjerre who had started off a 15m handicap after exceeding the two-minute time allowance which gave Workington a 5-4 heat advantage.
Workington suffered their only heat reverse in their last against Redcar, conceding a 5-4 when they ran their only last place.
Bach retired but Roynon took the victory over Redcar’s Aaron Summers and Brendan Johnson after making a great pass round the last bend of the third lap.
It put them into the semi-final on 23 points one ahead of Leicester on 22 and they met Somerset in the semi-final who were runners-up in the other group.
Bach took the victory with a great battle going on behind with Roynon challenging Jason Doyle hard while also trying to hold off James Wright at the same time but he took the vital third place to send Workington into the final.
It was there they met Scunthorpe but after Auty fell and was excluded it was left to the Workington pair to team up and take the victory over Jorgensen and win the Pairs for the first time in a number of years.
First published at 10:51, Saturday, 25 August 2012
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