Comets leave Tigers in their trail

LEWIS Kerr admitted it was a “strange day” for Glasgow Tigers Workington Comets let them in their trail in a stunning away win today.

The Englishman scored 15 – nearly half of his side’s total of 33 – as the below-par hosts handed their visitors the upper hand in their Championship Shield group.

Four of the seven Tigers had off days as Paul Starke struggled following recent crashes, Chris Harris suffered numerous bike problems, Richie Worrall failed to meet his normal standards and James Sarjeant could only get three from reserve.

In the opposition camp, former Tiger Dan Bewley was in stunning form – bagging the track record – while Ty Proctor scored 15+2.

Although Glasgow stay top of their Borders group with one meeting at Workington to go, the 56-33 win means the Comets are one point behind with two in hand.

Following a run of away victories, the Cumbrian outfit are now favourites to progress.

Kerr’s performance was the one highlight for the home team as the 28-year-old continued his rich vein of form.

He said: “I was managing to make starts but the rest of the boys just couldn’t get out the starts. It was a strange day, and they’ve been better on the day.

“We had a few team chats, and we’re trying to get the track how we like it – I think that’s the aim. But it just wasn’t good enough today, we need to bounce back quickly.

“It was lost from the tapes. Workington were making starts every heat, I was making starts but unfortunately the rest of the boys just weren’t making starts at all.”

Glasgow must bounce back quickly as they travel to Redcar on Thursday in league action before hosting the Bears the following night.

GLASGOW 33: Lewis Kerr 15, Claus Vissing 7+1, Richie Worrall 4, James Sarjeant 3, Chris Harris 2+1, Jack Thomas 2+1, Paul Starke 0.
WORKINGTON 56: Ty Proctor 15+2, Dan Bewley 14+3, Bradley Wilson-Dean 11+3, Rasmus Jensen 8+2, Rene Bach 8+1, Kyle Bickley 0, Nicolai Klindt r/r.