Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Diamonds Avoid a Trouncing in Shield

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Diamonds Avoid a Trouncing in Shield

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Scunthorpe .......50 Newcastle.........43 A TERRIFIC fightback by Newcastle Diamonds at Scunthorpe last night has given them every chance of winning the Premier Shield when the sides meet at Byker tomorrow (6.30).

Stuart Robson and his men finished the first leg only seven points down 50-43 after looking to be on the wrong end of a hammering when they trailed 26-10 after just six races.

The Scorpions were at the top of their game over the first few heats - and only a win by Richie Worrall in the fourth halted the Scunthorpe steamroller.

However, it was not the best of nights for the Worrall brothers on their return to the Eddie Wright Raceway.

Steve failed to score a point, while Richie suffered a disqualification after home star Josh Auty came down in het six.

A surprise 5- 1 by Ludvig Lindgren and Christian Henry, who had notched only a point between them at that stage, started the Newcastle recovery and skipper Robson won a tactical ride for double points to cut the deficit to 30-21. …

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