Poor Rockets are ambushed by the Rebels and suffer a heavy defeat in their final away match in the League Cup. But Premier League clash falls victim to weather

Somerset 62 Rye House 28

The Silver Ski Rockets fell to a heavy defeat in the final away match of their League Cup group last night against a powerful Somerset that was solid throughout.

Edward Kennett, Steve Boxall and Mathieu Tresarrieu each bagged race wins, and ultimately prevented any home rider going through the card, but there was not too much else for the Rockets to cheer about. The Rebels racked up no less than six 5-1s and five 4-2s to provide their winning margin, although they had to come from the back on a number of occasions in order to pass the 60 mark.

Cases in point: a Heat 3 that saw Jason Garrity power around the outside to lead, only to be re-passed by Brady Kurtz and former Rocket Pontus Aspgren, and a Heat 7 that had Charles Wright rounding both Garrity and Jason Bunyan in a single drive around the third and fourth bends to join ex-Rye man Ollie Allen on a 5-1.

Somerset scorers: Brady Kurtz 13+1 (5 rides), Olly Allen 11 (4), Pontus Aspgren 10+2 (5), Josh Grajczonek 10 (4), Charles Wright 8+2 (4), Todd Kurtz 5+3 (4), Paul Starke 5+1 (4)

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Rye House scorers: Edward Kennett 7 (4 rides, inc 0 as a TR), Steve Boxall 7 (5), Mathieu Tresarrieu 6+1(5), Luke Bowen 5 (5), Jason Garrity 3(4 rides, inc 1 as a TR), Simon Lambert 0 (4), Jason Bunyan 0 (3)

Saturday night’s Premier League clash with Scunthorpe at Hoddesdon was called off because of the weather.

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Please note that following this postponement, the programme price at next Wednesday’s British Semi-Final will revert to its standard £2.00. This meeting starts at 7.30, with normal Premier League admission prices applying.

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