Bears in heavy defeat in Edinburgh
On a tricky night at Armadale, the Redcar SG Petch Bears fell to a heavy 56-34 defeat top the Edinburgh Monarchs. With Edinburgh being such a strong team on their home track, it was always going to be a big ask for the Bears, and a heavy shower around 3pm did not help as it made track conditions fairly heavy.
The Bears task was then made even harder when Jason Garrity fell in Heat 1 and was forced to withdraw from the meeting. Jonas B Andersen battled hard, and was the Bears only race winner winning two heats on his way to a 11 point score, with Ben Barker scoring 12 including a 4 point tactical ride. For the Monarchs, Sam Masters sailed to a 15 point maximum with each man scoring at least a paid victory. We will bring you updates on Jason Garrity, and Charles Wright who also withdrew after a fall late in the meeting, when we have them.
The Bears are next in action on Thursday, at home against the Newcastle Diamonds in Championship action.
EDINBURGH ‘Parsons Peebles’ MONARCHS…56
1. Sam Masters (c) 3,3,3,3,3 = 15
2. Mark Riss 2¹,2¹,FX,1 = 5+2
3. Erik Riss 3,FX,3,3,2¹ = 11+1
4. Josh Pickering 1,2,FX,3 = 6
5. Ricky Wells 3,3,FX = 6
6. Max Clegg 3,1,2,1,Inj = 7
7. Mitchell Davey 0,1,3,1,1 = 6
REDCAR ‘SG Petch’ BEARS…34
1. Jason Garrity (c) FX = 0
2. Jonas B Andersen 1,3,2,3,2,0 = 11
3. Ben Barker 2,1,4,2,2,1 = 12
4. Ellis Perks 0,0,0,2 = 2
5. Charles Wright 2,1,2,N = 5
6. Coty Garcia 2,FX,1¹,0 = 3+1
7. Matt Williamson (G) 1¹,0,EF,0,FX = 1+1