|Friday, June 4, 2021||7:30 pm||Championship||- 2021|
SCUNTHORPE made it two Championship home wins out of two by defeating Eastbourne 49-41 at the Eddie Wright Raceway.
Youngster Jordan Palin enjoyed a terrific night at reserve, top-scoring with 11+1, whilst Tero Aarnio showed his true form with 10+1 after mechanical trouble early in the season.
Richard Lawson collected 12+1 for the Eagles but they fell short of a league point after conceding 5-1s in Heats 12 and 14.
Aarnio said: “I did have pressure on me heading into this meeting. Last weekend was an absolute nightmare – I had seven rides and six stops in those. Of course, nobody was happy about that.
“It’s a professional sport. If you don’t perform, whether it’s mechanical or down to yourself, you get pressure. It is what it is.
“In my first race, I was feeling that pressure. I tried to anticipate the start, but I penalised myself. But fortunately, I pulled myself together after that.”
Eagles manager Trevor Geer said: “We could have easily got some points. We should have done. We were inconsistent.
“Tom Brennan got going good at the end and deserved to be in Heat 15.”
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