Match Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017

Glasgow 58 - Bandits 32

SGB Championship


Glasgow "Allied Vehicles Tigers" 58
Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 32
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​​Following the two side's epic battle on Saturday night, curtailed by one heat due to the weather, ending in a 42-42 draw, the two sides met again at a far sunnier Ashfield Stadium on Sunday ready to go head-to-head in another feisty encounter.

Sadly for the Border travellers it proved to be a far stiffer task with the Bandits ending up the wrong side of a 26-point drubbing, with the writing on the wall pretty much from the off as Richard Lawson took Heat One from the gate with ease over Nick Morris in a home 4-2 before Jye Etheridge found himself excluded from a Heat Two re-run after a hard move under Tom Perry, who fell but took a good second behind his reserve Tiger partner, Jack Smith with Bandits' guest, Alfie Bowtell in third.

Richie Worrall was dominant from the gate in Heat Three, as was his partner, an Bewley as the pair rode all over David Howe and Dany Gappmaier in a second home maximum taking the score to 14-4.

Bandit's deputy team manager Gary Flint moved quickly to stem the surging tide of defeats and put Morris on a tactical ride for double points but after two re-runs, the second for a fall for the Bandits' number one, Morris' machine ground to a halt when up with Bewley losing him power for half a lap before his machine fired up once more, way to late to take double points in another home 5-1.

Etheridge fell in the sixth after a tough pass from Nike Lunna who had already passed Kevin Doolan, but the referee stopped the heat and excluded the Bandits, awarding another home maximum as the Bandits already trailed by18 damaging points.

Jacobs shot through the tapes at he start of Heat Eight as was excluded for his efforts with Bowtell coming in to replace him, with the new Newcastle man jetting from the gate only for Lunna to zip past on the second bend as Perry hit the gas an did likewise a lap later in the 5-1 heat result with the score now 36-12.

Howe finally gave the travelling fans something to cheer in Heat 10 after Lunna put too much gas on at the gate and flipped his machine over from the gate, but Howe was well away, keeping Lawson skilfully in second for four well ridden laps in a Bandits' 2-4, making little difference to the gap, now sitting at 22 points.

With the meeting already won by Glasgow Gappmaier kept his best till last by storming Heat 12, passing the previously unbeaten Worrall down the back straight on the opening lap and held the three points well in a shared 3-3 before Morris took a solid three in Heat 13 from the gate - another shared heat.

Morris topped off a fine second half by taking Heat 15 as well, but had to work hard for his money this time as Worrall battled with him all the way as Howe retired from the heat on lap two ending the match 58-32.

Team manager Gary Flint said: "If we'd managed to start the match in the way we ended it we might not have looked so out of things this afternoon as Dany's last ride was incredible as Nick took got better and better as the heats rolled on. It was an odd match, but one which shows how our season has gone to date with bursts of excellence when you least expect them, just inconsistently not in sufficient numbers."

Individual Riders' Score Chart

Glasgow "Allied Vehicle Tigers"  58

1. Richard Lawson 3,3,2,1* = 9+1
2. Nike Lunna 1,2*,3,0 = 6+1
3. Richie Worrall 3,3,3,2,2 = 13
4. Dan Bewley 2*,2*,0,3 = 7+3
5. Aaron Summers (c) 3,3,3,2,1 = 12
6. Tom Perry (r) 2*,1,2*,1,1*,1 = 8+3
7. Jack Smith (r) 3,Fx,N,N = 3

Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler)  32

1. Nick Morris 2,0^,2,3,3 = 10
2. Joe Jacobs 0,1,E,0 = 1
3. Dany Gappmaier 0,0,1,3 = 4
4. David Howe 1,2,3,2,R = 8
5. Kevin Doolan (c) 2,1,2,0 = 5
6. Jye Etheridge (r) X,Fx,0,1*,0 = 1+1
7. Alfie Bowtell (r) 1,1*,1,0 = 3+1