Bears fall by 10 at Panthers
The S.G.Petch Bears face a massive battle on Thursday to stay in the cup after a controversial encounter at Peterborough on a Sunday.
Signs were encouraging after the Bears led 14-10 after 4 heats but then a coming together between former Bear Ulrich Østergaard and Tobias Busch left Busch with a suspected broken ankle and gave the Panthers a 5-0 after Garrity had already fallen.
The Panthers built on the Bears frustration with the referee being the only one in the stadium not to see a Panthers rider illegally cut across the centre green to the start line and Perks blowing both of his engines and Hall suffering two snapped chains costing valuable points.
But with Ben Barker battling every ride and Charles Wright a class above the rest recording a full 15 point maximum the Bears managed to keep the damage down to a ten point deficit for the return leg at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday which promises to be an epic battle.
Can the Bears bite back ?
Be there and shout the boys on for round two of this epic encounter!