Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Diamonds Sparkle as Glasgow Tigers Are Mauled; SPEEDWAY

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Diamonds Sparkle as Glasgow Tigers Are Mauled; SPEEDWAY

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Newcastle Diamonds .......................... 62 Glasgow Tigers ................................... 31 HAVING rescued a fine draw at the Glasgow Tigers on Sunday, Premier League leaders Newcastle Diamonds hosted them at Brough Park last night and went one better, recording an emphatic victory, writes LAWRENCE HEPPELL.

The opening three races set the tone. Stuart Robson barged his way under the Joe Screen to take a 4-2, equalled by the Worrall twins in the second, while Mark Lemon and Christian Henry made short work of Josh Grajczonek. Lemon round the outside of bend four and Henry on the inside one lap later to take the score to 13-5. Richie Worrall and Ludvig Lindgren gated well ahead former Newcastle star James Grieves who failed to get back on terms relinquishing a home 5-1 taking the score to 18-6. Screen was nominated as a tactical ride in the fifth for double points, which he won in fine style by Lemon in the 3-6 result to reduce Newcastle's lead to 21-12. The Worrall twins combined in heat eight to take full advantage of a massive tangle between Chris Mills and Mason Campton of the Tigers who both fell - the former completing the race for a point and the latter retiring in the 5-1 with the score now a convincing 33-18.

Grieves was nominated as the Tigers' second and final tactical man in heat nine, but when involved in a titanic battle with Lemon and Henry he slid off unaided on the third bend of the first lap to be excluded from the re-run in which the Diamonds duo hit home with an easy 5-1 to put the home side 19 points up.

Another 5-1 in the 10th made the gap four points wider whilst Screen took the win in the 11th. Mills took the third placed point after a Steve Worrall fall in Glasgow's 2-4. Robson and Lindgren rounded the speedy Screen in heat 13 to take another home maximum to comfortably seal the win for Newcastle. …

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