Record-breaking Glasgow Tigers
Glasgow Tigers rampaged to their biggest-ever Ashfield win as they hammered Scunthorpe Scorpions 71-19, writes Bryan Copland.
Four of the home riders went unbeaten by an opponent as the men in red and white dropped just four points all afternoon.
Incredibly, not one visiting rider won a race and every single heat ended in a Tigers advantage.
It gives Glasgow another three points to continue their perfect start to the Premier League campaign.
Skipper Aaron Summers, who scored paid 12, said: “I don’t think there’s been a score that high in Britain for a long time, but the boys just came out firing.
“The track was a little bit iffy to start off with and it didn’t suit Scunthorpe – so it’s definitely a good day. Everyone scored well and it can only be good for them. We couldn’t quite believe how high our score was, so everyone was happy.
“It was just the same as always – every meeting you’ve got to go out and try your best and today we were the better team and it worked out well for everyone.
“Even when the track was a bit funny, everyone still attacked it and worked out which lines to race, which Scunthorpe didn’t. I think it scared them a little bit, which was good.”
Summers thinks it’s the perfect confidence-booster ahead of testing trips to Sheffield and Somerset later this week.
He added: “They are going to be tough matches so it can only be a good thing for the whole team, to come away with a score like that.”
The stall was set out early on as the Tigers bagged three 5-1s in succession to kick the meeting off, and then did the same at the end of the fixture to cross the 70-point threshold – an extremely rare feat in speedway.
As well as the two away fixtures against potential play-off rivals, Glasgow fans have the British semi-final to look forward to – which takes place at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium next Sunday at 3pm with a top line-up, including three Tigers.
Tigers scorers: Richard Lawson 14+1 (paid max), Richie Worrall 13+2 (paid max), Aaron Summers 11+1 (paid max), Nike Lunna 9+3 (paid max), Ben Barker 9+1, Coty Garcia 9+1, Danny Ayres 6+2.
Pic by Ian Adam