Aaron Masters Armadale

AARON Summers says Glasgow are on a high after they snatched a late draw at rivals Edinburgh – to keep the pressure on at the top of the SGB Championship.

The Tigers captain and team-mate Richie Worrall needed a 4-2 from heat 15 at Armadale to take a draw.

The pair duly delivered, with Summers heading home Monarchs No 1 Sam Masters – the first time he was beaten all night. Worrall’s third sealed the result to hand Glasgow two league points and Edinburgh one.

The sides have just two points splitting them at the league’s summit – and the Tigers hope to go top tomorrow when they face Redcar at home.

Summers said: “There were a few races where I made slight errors and lost positions I could’ve held but it was a good night for the whole team to take some points out of it.

“The scoreline put a bit of pressure on us in heat 15 but that’s the way it goes.

“In the first running of heat 13 I had out-trapped Sam but Ricky Wells went down and stayed down, and in the re-run – as is always the way – it didn’t go to plan the second time round.

“But I out-trapped him again in heat 15, held the inside line in the first corner, looked over and Richie was there. We were riding side-by-side for the first few laps then I came out of turn four one lap and Richie didn’t get the drive coming off the corner.

“I knew Sam was right on my tail so I couldn’t try and slow up to help Richie around. I had to keep going as hard as I could.

“It’s just one of those things that happens – they are good around their home track. It was slicker than normal but that maybe helped our guys.

“Jack Smith had a good ride and that showed good signs – I think we will get better and better now.”

Glasgow have now taken at least a point from their first nine league meetings – with an aim to make that 10 at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium tomorrow.

Summers added: “Once Edinburgh get rolling a bit more, I don’t think there’ll be many sides that beat them round their home track.

“They’ve got a few big hitters in their team and they’re only going to get stronger, so it’s good for us to get the point and build some momentum up for our other meetings – and give the boys some confidence that we can do it.

“The boys will all be leaving on a high today, there are no heads down – the likes of Jack seemed in good spirits at the end – so it can only get better.”

The action gets under way tomorrow at 7pm.

Tigers scorers: Aaron Summers 11+1, Richie Worrall 10, Richard Lawson 9+1, Dan Bewley 8+1, Tom Perry 5+1, Jack Smith 2+2, Nike Lunna R/R.

 

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