Come-from-behind win is Lyons made
SPEEDWAY Mildenhall 51 Newcastle 41 Premier League, Saturday THE West Row crowd was left gasping in awe after seeing Mildenhall defeat Newcastle by ten points in arguably the year sbest meeting. Australian superstar Jason Lyons produced a couple of world
Mildenhall 51 Newcastle 41
Premier League, Saturday
THE West Row crowd was left gasping in awe after seeing Mildenhall defeat Newcastle by ten points in arguably the year' sbest meeting.
Australian superstar Jason Lyons produced a couple of world-class passes from the back to confirm his stature as one of the club's greatest-ever riders even more; a powerhouse skipper's performance by Jon Armstrong saw him drop just two points from seven rides; and American debutant Brent Werner confidently bagged half of the four home 5-1s on the night.
It didn't start so rosy for the Fen Tigers, who were missing Daniel and Jason King, who were in the world under-21 semi-finals.
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The Diamonds were quickest out of the starts and led the scorechart for the first six heats. Australian Christian Henry looked impressive winning the opening race as Lyons had to blast under Josef Franc to split the away pair, and Armstrong produced a similar move on Jamie Robertson to win the next heat as the Diamonds led 7-5.
However, home maximums in heats 11 and 12 put the Tigers firmly in control.
A tactical move by Newcastle team manager George English paid dividends in heat 13 as he put out Franc on a tactical ride and the Czech held his nerve under intense pressure from Lyons to win and earn a 7-2 result for the Diamonds that kept the result in the balance.
But a fourth and final 5-1, this time from Parsons and Armstrong in heat 14, was enough to clinch the two league points and leave Lyons to bring the curtain down in another top-drawer move in the final race.
# Mildenhall won the bonus point on aggragate, 93-89, despite losing Sunday's return leg 48-42.