Published On: Sun, Sep 10th, 2017 at 11:20pm

Speedway – Davey makes decisive move

Mitchell Davey, whose race win was a massive boost to Monarchs at Scunthorpe.

SGB Championship: Scunthorpe Scorpions 41, Edinburgh Monarchs 49

Edinburgh Monarchs fought back from a 23-31 deficit at lowly Scunthorpe Scorpions after nine races to take four points in a 49-41 victory in the SGB Championship.

Guest Richie Worrall and reserve Mitchell Davey made significant contributions and team manager John Campbell said: “It was an outstanding performance after the disappointment at Berwick (on Saturday).

“Mitchell Davey turned things round in an inspired Heat 12 ride, and Richie Worrall was a great guest, very much part of the team. He was asking me over the latter heats what we needed to win.

“At one point, with the drizzle falling, I think Scunthorpe wanted to call it off, but I said we certainly don’t want that. I think we can win this”

The Heat 12 re-run was remarkable. Ricky Wells and Davey rode the outside dirt line while Michael Palm Toft (MPT) plugged away on the slippery inside, our bold reserve passing MPT for a 5-1 to level the scores.

Monarchs’ PR Graham Muncie said: “We are now up to third place in the league and are five points ahead of Redcar who are realistically our rivals for the fourth qualifying place.

“Bears have just three away matches left on successive days and we have a superior points difference.

“Nevertheless we will be going in to the three matches between Thursday and Saturday looking for as many points as we can muster.”


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