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Former Edinburgh Monarchs skipper Craig Cook led Glasgow to a 56-34 win over Berwick in the SGB Championship Shield at Ashfield.

It was Bandits first defeat of the season but they were in touch at the halfway stage before falling to three successive 5-1 maximums.

Cook’s 15-point maximum was backed up by 11 points from new signing Rasmus Jensen whilst reserve Kyle Bickley impressed with eight points.

Aaron Summers notched eight for Bandits but Jye Etheridge suffered a crash following the end of Heat 14.

Berwick boss Gary Flint said: “The spirit was high early on as we took this match by the scruff of the neck and kept it tight, especially as this was Glasgow’s first match of the season.

“But they’re a good side and it unfortunately it didn’t take them long to get up to speed and take advantage. We’re awaiting news on Jye to see if he’s OK.”

Meanwhile, along the M8, former Edinburgh star Rory Schlein scored a 15-point maximum as Wolverhampton won their inter-league challenge 55-35 against The Staggs Bar Monarchs at Armadale.

The Premiership side put on a powerful display with another ex-Monarch Sam Masters scoring strongly on 13 points with Kyle Howarth adding 11 points.

Josh Pickering (pictured) led the way for the home side on 11 points whilst new signing Cameron Heeps added ten points.

Heeps said: “I felt I rode well against good guys. I’m pleased. I could have done with making more starts but that will come. I feel like it’s time in my career for stepping up.”

Edinburgh visit Scunthorpe Scorpions on Sunday, tapes-up at 5.30pm.

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