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So near yet so far in the Cup for Newcastle in last heat thriller.
Monday 9th October 2017, 23:32 UK
LAWRENCE HEPPELL
Photo: Steve Brock
It looked close throughout, with never more than four points between the teams all night, on the night, yet Glasgow were always showing the edge by taking 10 heat wins out of the 15 races indicating their domination without taking a big lead.
 
Richard Lawson looked untouchable in his first two races, taking massive shovel-fulls of grip at the gates to roar away with ease, but with a second in this third and a surprise last in Heat 13 his dominance floundered - to Newcastle's relief.

Richie Worrall's evening went the other way, looking right out of sorts early on and looking a shadow of his former self, untill Heat 10 when his night took a rapid U-turn with three great wins to end his night's work, while Summers was on the Lawson format, starting off with three hightly impressive wins before taking only three points from his las two rides, critically two of which came in Heat 15 behind his partner Richie Worrall.

James Sarjeant took the reserve guest booking for the inured Tom Perry, but it was anything but a hindrance for Glasgow as he hit two wins as well, his first in Heat Two then an unexpected on in Heat 14 racing hard against the chasing Ludvig Lindgren who only just missed the win by millimetres, but Sarjeant took the three in probably his best race ever at Brough.

Steve Worrall was undoubtedly Newcastle's top man with three of the Diamonds' five wins despite him riding with his damaged wrist strapped up following x-rays on Sunday, but you'd never have thought he was in pain as his riding was as determined as ever, and gave Summers some serious challenging to think about in the last heat.

Ashley Morris' win in Heat eight - his 12th Heat Eight win of the season no less - was a classy piece of riding to hold Dan Bewley at bay as the last Newcastle win went to Stuart Robson in Heat Three, flying hard round Bewley off bend two.

It was, thankfully a thrilling speedway meeting, and that must surely have eased the Heat 15 anti-climax, but now the Diamonds have to concentrate on making the best of their final three Championship league matches starting with the league champs, Sheffield next Sunday October 15th.
Last Updated: Tue 10 Oct 2017, 00:06 UK
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BSPA Averages
Robert Lambert

9.18

Steve Worrall

8.93

Stuart Robson

7.67

Ludvig Lindgren

7.03

Ashley Morris

4.64

Ben Hopwood

2.44

Alfie Bowtell

2.00

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