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12th July 2012
WORKINGTON are bidding for a sixth Premier League Fours title since 2001 when they take their place at Peterborough on Sunday.
The Comets, who last won the event on home territory in 2009, will be represented by current and former Panthers squad members Richard Lawson and Rene Bach, along with Adam Roynon and Kenny Ingalls.
Roynon said: Workington have a good history in the Fours, but we have to put that to one side really because its a completely new side. We want to enjoy it without putting too much pressure on ourselves, but were hungry and we want to win.
The Showground is a great track, its the perfect shape and if you get your bike hooked up its an awesome feeling. Its been a good year personally but it needs some silverware then itll be better than good.
POOLE have announced a Test Match between Great Britain and Australia will be staged at Wimborne Road on Wednesday August 1.
The two nations were closely-matched over the World Cup format at Kings Lynn earlier in the week, and they will now clash with seven-man teams and the battles between rival star men Chris Harris and Chris Holder are eagerly anticipated.
Poole promoter Matt Ford said: Once again, I am truly honoured to be staging this Test and it promises to be a great meeting between two immensely proud speedway nations.
The meeting is designed for August 1 as it runs right into the school summer holidays. I am hoping it captures the imagination and that fans, neutrals and brand-new supporters will come out to watch a Test match like this of the highest quality.
SCUNTHORPE gained ground on the Premier League play-off race with an impressive 52-42 away win at Ipswich on Wednesday.
The Scorpions got off to a flyer with a 5-1 in the first race and kept a grip on the meeting throughout, running just four last places with Josh Auty (12) and Nick Morris (10+1) both winning three heats as their side picked up four league points.
Scunthorpe boss Richard Hollingsworth said: Since we beat Ipswich 61-31 at the Eddie Wright Raceway two weeks ago, the Witches have won three away matches at Plymouth, Berwick and Redcar. There were the pre-season favourites to win the league this season, so to win here is no mean feat.
Weve known all season that this is the best team weve ever had at Scunthorpe, and tonight weve really shown what we can do. There was a fabulous atmosphere down in the pits tonight.
STOKE have completed their team re-vamp with the signing of Adam Wrathall in a loan deal from Scunthorpe.
Wrathall is set to make his debut along with fellow recent recruit Simon Lambert when the Potters face Kings Lynn in the National League on Saturday.
Manager Malcolm Vasey said: I've known Adam for a long time and actually signed him when I was at Scunthorpe. He comes from a good racing family and I'm delighted to have been able to bring him to Stoke for the rest of the season.
He is returning from injury so we will have to ease him in but I feel he can up his average once he gets going. Id like to thank Rob Godfrey at Scunthorpe for his help in sorting this move out and allowing us to have Adam for the rest of the season.
LEWIS Blackbird says his move to Premier League Leicester can also work to the advantage of his National League club Mildenhall.
Blackbird is only set to miss one Fen Tigers match as a result of his team place at Beaumont Park, and is determined to take his opportunity in the higher league.
He said: At one point it looked like I would have to leave Mildenhall, as nine meetings clashed, but after talks between the promotions it's worked out really well, and as long as the weather doesn't lead to problems the only meeting I'll miss for the Fen Tigers will be the match against Buxton (July 21).
Suddenly my racing diary is full and I feel like I am living the dream! I am still fully committed to Mildenhall and whatever I learn at Leicester can only benefit the Fen Tigers.
THURSDAY JULY 12:
PREMIER LEAGUE: Redcar v Leicester 7.30, Sheffield v Scunthorpe 7.45
FRIDAY JULY 13:
PREMIER LEAGUE: Edinburgh v Berwick 7.30, Plymouth v Glasgow 7.30, Scunthorpe v Newcastle 7.30, Somerset v Workington 7.30
SATURDAY JULY 14:
PREMIER LEAGUE: Berwick v Sheffield 7pm, Leicester v Glasgow 7.30, Rye House v Scunthorpe 6pm, Workington v Redcar 7pm
NATIONAL LEAGUE: Rye House v Scunthorpe (follows PL fixture), Stoke v Kings Lynn 7pm
SUNDAY JULY 15:
PREMIER LEAGUE FOURS: Peterborough 2.30
NATIONAL LEAGUE: Buxton v Rye House 3pm, Mildenhall v Isle of Wight 4.30
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