None for the road

GLASGOW chiefs admitted they must cut out the mistakes after leaving Peterborough empty-handed despite twice leading.

The Tigers were 15-9 up after just four heats at the East of England Showground tonight as Paul Starke and Chris Harris took wins on their former stomping ground, with Lewis Kerr heading home heat one.

The Panthers pulled level before Glasgow moved ahead again in heat 10, this time by four points, looking certain to take something from the tie.

But they conceded two 5-1s and two 4-2s in the last five races as Peterborough won 49-41.

The Tigers drop to fourth in the league, the final play-off spot – but with just a point gained in two away matches so far in the SGB Championship, they know they must do better in order to reach the end-of-season showdown.

Michael Max, who was the stand-in team manager for the meeting, said: “It was most definitely one that got away.

“Over the last few weeks we’ve contributed a little bit to our own downfall with silly wee mistakes or engine failures, and no teams are doing it against us.

“It’s perhaps a sign that we need to be a little bit more on the ball off the track – because on the track we’re as good as anybody, but we’re throwing away points.

“There was definitely a case of that tonight. We were in an excellent position early on, gating well and riding well.

“We then for an excellent couple of 4-2s in heats nine and 10 – Jack Thomas got a brilliant third in heat nine and in 10 Claus Vissing beat Scott Nicholls and Paul got a third.

“We were in an excellent position but then in heat 11 Richie Worrall had an engine failure while winning, and in heat 12 Claus missed the gate.

“There were some positive things to take out of it, but in the end, we just ran out of steam.”

The tough meetings come thick and fast for the Tigers as they welcome in-form Workington Comets north on league business on Friday night, followed by testing away ties in Sheffield and Cumbria.

PETERBOROUGH 49: Scott Nicholls 12, Ulrich Ostergaard 10+1, Simon Lambert 9+1, Michael Palm Toft 9+1, Bradley Wilson-Dean 6, Ellis Perks 2+1, Tom Bacon 1.
GLASGOW 41: Chris Harris 13, Lewis Kerr 9, Claus Vissing 8+1, Paul Starke 5+1, Jack Thomas 3, Richie Worrall 2+1, James Sarjeant 1.