Glasgow Tigers beaten by Peterborough Panthers

Jack Smith's form was a plus for Glasgow Tigers at Peterborough (pic by Ian Adam)Jack Smith's form was a plus for Glasgow Tigers at Peterborough (pic by Ian Adam)
Jack Smith's form was a plus for Glasgow Tigers at Peterborough (pic by Ian Adam)
Glasgow Tigers saw their run of taking points from every match this season came to a halt on Sunday night as they were well beaten at Peterborough.

The Tigers managed just four heat wins as they struggled to recover from an opening race 5-1, eventually going down 55-37.

Most notably, the club's previously in-form heatleader trio of Richard Lawson, Aaron Summers and Richie Worrall scored just 16 between them in one of their lowest returns of the season.

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The biggest pluses for the Ashfield men were the performances of Dan Bewley and Jack Smith - who both bagged wins over the home team's best riders.

With paid six points, it was Smith's best showing in Glasgow colours this season.

The Tigers reserve - whose scalps included red-hot Panthers heatleader Jack Holder - said: "We all knew it was going to be a tough day - they're a strong team and they've got a good home advantage.

"I had a good day personally, paid six and a fall. I could've had some more points - but I'm happy with how it went.

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"To beat Holder was a great feeling and a good achievement. I've just got to carry on from here and hopefully it boosts my confidence so that I can score more points.

"The track wasn't what we expected it to be like - we thought there would be more dirt on it but it was really slick - and we were struggling at the starts to get the set-up.

"Everyone has an off day and we can't win them all, we can't get points everywhere. I'm sure after this defeat we'll come back stronger."

The result doesn't make a huge difference to the league table. Peterborough are still 15 points off Glasgow - who sit second and have four matches in hand over top side Edinburgh.

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But the Tigers must recover quickly as they face Sheffield - who are only six behind their Scottish rivals - at home on Saturday.

Tigers had enjoyed another positive result the previous night - despite title rivals Ipswich escaping with a point from the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium.