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Workington Comets v Leicester Lion Cubs

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NDL KO Cup, Semi-Final, 1st Leg 2023

Northside StadiumNorthside Speedway, Old Side, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2JH

37 - 53
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Date Tapes Up Competition Season
Saturday, July 8, 2023 3:00 pm NDL KO Cup, Semi-Final, 1st Leg 2023

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LEICESTER ran up a big 53-37 away win at Workington to put one foot in the NDL KO Cup Final.

The Lion Cubs took control of the first leg at Northside with a hat-trick of early 5-1s in Heats 3 to 5, and the Comets were never able to claw back that advantage.

Ashton Boughen top-scored for the visitors with 14+1 from six rides, and reserve Max James added 10+4 from seven. Connor Bailey scores 12 for the home side.

Leicester boss Dave Howard said: “We’ve still got to finish the job, but obviously to have a 16-point lead is fantastic, and it puts us in a great position to get to the Cup Final and defend our trophy.

“Everybody put in some really good performances, the whole team rode well and there was some great racing and overtaking moves as well.

“Those three 5-1s in a row really gave us a big boost to put us ahead, and we managed to keep that lead which puts us in a strong position for the second leg to come.”

WORKINGTON 37: Connor Bailey 12, Sam McGurk 7, Luke Harrison 7, Ace Pijper 7, Harry McGurk 3, Elliot Kelly 1+1, Luke Crang r/r.
LEICESTER 53: Ashton Boughen 14+1, Max James 10+4, Sam Hagon 10, Max Perry 9+1, Dan Thompson 6+3, Vinnie Foord 4+1, Tom Spencer r/r.

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Photo credit: DAVE PAYNE