Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Speedway: Bike KO Blow for Ace Scott

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Speedway: Bike KO Blow for Ace Scott

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Byline: By Barry Wallace

Aussie signing Scott Smith has pulled out of the Diamonds' trip to Hull tonight - just when Newcastle thought they would have a full team on duty.

Smith finally arrived in this country on Sunday but all the equipment he brought with him - virtually two complete bikes both in bits - will not be released from Customs at Heathrow until late this afternoon.

And that gives him no time to get to Hull ready to race.

It's the latest blow in the three-week saga since the Diamonds' promotion and Smith agreed terms just before the start of the season, and considerably lessens Newcastle's chances of pulling off their first win in a Premier Trophy match.

Smith's plans now are to collect the equipment and head for his old workshop in Southampton, which he has used since he first came to ride over here, assemble the bikes and travel up to his new digs on Tyneside on Friday in readiness for Saturday's match at Berwick.

Newcastle Gems rider Danny Hughes will once again take Smith's place in the side. …

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