Workington Comets beat the weather and Peterborough Panthers to clinch a Championship play-off place with a 52-38 win at Derwent Park.

The match, on Friday, went ahead after heavy rain in the build up with Comets securing the win over the league leaders that they needed.

Rasmus Jensen scored a 12-point maximum whilst Rene Bach top-scored with 17 from six rides.

Comets boss Tony Jackson said: “I am so very proud of the way they all rode in what were far from perfect conditions due to a heavy shower a couple of hours before the meeting.

"But they all simply got on with it, and credit to Peterborough too; who rode through the meeting without any complaints.

“We got off to a great start and just kept it going to the end, by which time we were reduced in numbers somewhat, with Nicolai Klindt having injured his wrist after falling while leading his fourth ride and the unwell Rasmus Jensen, who we persuaded to get out of his sick bed to ride.

“Rasmus was very much struggling to hang on and could do no more than four rides, but he won all four outings to record his first ever full maximum in British speedway.

"Sometimes things are just meant to be, and it was a terrific effort under the circumstances.”