Brown pleased with weekend’s work

CAMI Brown says he’s satisfied with a four-point start to Glasgow’s Championship Shield campaign – now he’s targeting at least the same again next weekend.

The Tigers were 54-36 winners against Berwick on Friday night to give Brown three points and the perfect start to his new job as team manager.

His side then took a further point away to the Bandits last night in a 47-43 defeat.

Brown says there’s more to come from his riders, and he hopes they can hit top form together for their visit to Edinburgh on Friday and the hosting of the Monarchs on Sunday.

Edinburgh are bottom of the shield’s Borders group after a defeat at Workington last night, but have raced one meeting less than their Scottish rivals.

Brown said: “After four heats on Friday when Berwick were leading I was wondering what was happening.

“We had a few teething problems and bike problems. But when the lads sorted that out, they were pretty unbeatable.

“Chris Harris didn’t have a good night and had a few bike troubles too, as did Jack Thomas, so given those two were down on scoring, to get 54 was remarkable.

“The rest of the lads really rode well and I think the potential for them all to improve is there.

“Last night we only got ahead once, and I thought once we got ahead we would stay there. But they got a 5-1 immediately and went back ahead again.

“We were chasing it and we had another few mechanical issues.

“We were never getting beaten heavily, and if someone said we would score over 40 at every away match, it would be magic, because you’re only a few points away from a draw or a win – it’s fine margins.

“But no matter what happened last night, the boys never gave in.”

Glasgow have yet to visit Armadale this season, and are expecting another red-hot derby atmosphere in their first competitive meeting of the campaign.

Brown added: “The Edinburgh meetings are massive for us. I said to the boys last night, OK, we lost, we got a point, but we really need to put a show on at Armadale on Friday night.

“We’re going to go there and try to win, but at the very worst we need to get a point at Armadale, then hope to beat them on Sunday.

“If you offered me four points now for next week I would take it – we’d be sitting with two home wins and two points away from home, with a good chance of qualifying. The same against Workington and we’d be just about there.”