Glasgow Tigers 54 Berwick 38: Jack's the lad for Tigers

Jack Smith said he felt "amazing" as he produced his best performance in Glasgow colours to help them to another league win today.
Glasgow Tigers rider Jack Smith (pic by Ian Adam)Glasgow Tigers rider Jack Smith (pic by Ian Adam)
Glasgow Tigers rider Jack Smith (pic by Ian Adam)

The Glasgow reserve, 18, was handed the rider of the night trophy for his paid five points as he racked up his highest score since stepping into the SGB Championship in the 54-38 win over Berwick.

It keeps the Tigers within touching distance of league-leaders Edinburgh - with three meetings in hand over their Scottish rivals.

Every rider contributed in a strong team performance - and Smith hailed the atmosphere in the Glasgow camp.

He said: "It was a lot better from me. I enjoyed it a lot more and got round a lot better.

"It's my best score in this league so far. I reckon I was on the pace in my last two and could've got some points in those if I had made better starts.

"To finally get round here and score some points, and to get that award, was an amazing feeling. I didn't feel I deserved it as much because of my last two rides - I would've liked to get some points from them as well - but I'm very happy with the award.

"Berwick were missing a few riders but their team was still as strong as it could be - they've got some strong riders in there - and they did push us hard, but we managed to get the win in the end.

"All the lads get on and we all push each other to win races, and that's the reason why we're riding so well, because there's just such a good atmosphere in the pits."

The Bandits took an early lead after a heat one 4-2 but the Tigers hit back with three 5-1s in four races, forcing the visitors into using their tactical ride in heat seven.

They gained a 5-3 out of that but couldn't make further inroads and Glasgow dealt the final blows with two 4-2s in the final races.

The Tigers are next in action in a double-header against Workington next Saturday and Sunday.