2022 British Speedway Season

    Edinburgh Monarchs v Newcastle Diamonds

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    Championship KO Cup, 1st Round, 1st Leg 2021

    Armadale StadiumBathgate Road, Armadale, EH48 2PD

    47 - 43
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    DateTapes UpCompetitionSeason
    Friday, June 4, 20217:30 pmChampionship KO Cup, 1st Round, 1st Leg2021

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    EDINBURGH were held to a narrow 47-43 win by battling Newcastle in the first leg of their KO Cup tie at Armadale.

    Richie Worrall (15) and Sam Masters (13+2) both recorded maximums for the Monarchs, and their lead at the end of the meeting was down to 5-1s from that combination in Heats 13 and 15.

    James Wright continued his successful comeback to the sport with 12+1 at reserve for the Diamonds, who will look to cause a shock aggregate result in the return at Brough Park on Sunday.

    Monarchs reserve William Lawson (6) said: “I’m still optimistic. I know I should have scored more, I feel I’m on the pace.

    “I had a good race with Matthew (Wethers) and I knew where I want to be, but I’m not quite getting there yet! Josh (Pickering) hasn’t got going as he can but Kye (Thomson) is showing promise.”

    Newcastle boss Nigel Hinchliffe said: “Tonight was the first time I’d seen all the lads and it was clear from the off that they were gelled well as a team unit and were determined to keep it tight for our home leg on Sunday, and what a job they did!

    “They all put in a massive effort, and what an asset James Wright is at reserve. We cannot wait for the second leg, which I’m sure will be a fantastic match too.”

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    Venue

    Armadale Stadium

    Bathgate Road, Armadale, EH48 2PD