Glasgow’s hopes dashed in final heat exclusion

The A-Plant Glasgow Tigers hopes of reaching the semi finals of the Premier Trophy ended at Ashfield on Sunday afternoon with a surprise defeat at the hands of Workington.

The A-Plant Glasgow Tigers hopes of reaching the semi finals of the Premier Trophy ended at Ashfield on Sunday afternoon with a surprise defeat at the hands of Workington.

The Comets were more solid throughout and a last heat exclusion for James Grieves was the final nail in the coffin. The Tigers never led througout the match with the reserve berths in particular being a source of disappointment in the scoring department.

Going into that final heat, the Tigers needed a maximum 5-1 to clinch the win and Josh Grajczonek was set for the win but an excellent pass on Grieves from Peter Kildemand secured the necessary win for the Comets. The defeat means that the Tigers are now not in a position to reach the semi finals but will be going all out to recoup lost pride with the three meetings in three days next weekend.

Team Manager Stewart Dickson was disappointed to say the least at the end of the meeting:


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“That is a meeting we should have won but we contrived to lose it. We did not have the necessary scoring power from the bottom end of the side and while we were winning a few heats we were not gaining the heat advantages that we required and that put a lot of pressure on the lads who were winning these heats.

It really was very frustrating and we certainly did miss Robert Ksiezak as rider replacement only netted us three points and all I can hope is that he is back soon so we can go with a seven man side again. Robert has been diagnosed as having a bruised kidney as well as some swelling on his knee, so we will wait and see what the prognosis is from the medics this week before we decide what course of action to take. Robert has been released from hospital and is now recovering at home.”

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SCORERS:

Glasgow: Josh Grajczonek 12, James Grieves 10, Travis McGowan 9, Lee Dicken 5+2, Jamie Courtney 4, Mitchell Davey 2+1, rider replacement for Robert Ksiezak

Workington: Peter Kildemand 12+3, Richard Lawson 11, Thomas H Jonasson (guest) 10+1, Chris Schramm 8, Craig Cook 4+2, John Branney 3+1, rider replacement for Adam Roynon

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